The Civil Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the built infrastructure with a particular emphasis on resilience, security and sustainability of water related infrastructure subjected to natural or man-made hazards. Start date in Fall 2018. This position is part of the College of Engineering’s efforts to strengthen the research thrust areas of the UTA’s Strategic Plan 2020: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, and Data-Driven Discovery. We are looking for candidates with outstanding qualifications who share the University’s core values of high standards of excellence in teaching, innovative and collaborative research, and service, combined with fostering an open and inclusive environment. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service. Major emphasis will be on collaborative research with faculty members from other departments across UTA and outside the University, as well as local industry partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
An earned Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or a closely related field is expected at the start of the employment. The candidate should have a background in an emerging research area related to built infrastructure and show a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The University, College and Department
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a total global enrollment of 58,664 in AY 2016-17, UTA is rapidly becoming largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2017. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. It offers 11 baccalaureate, 14 masters, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College is enjoying extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by faculty and students. The college currently has eight active NSF CAREER grants, four of which were awarded in 2015-16. The Civil Engineering Department has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and enjoys a robust research enterprise in the areas of construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; geotechnical engineering; infrastructure system engineering and management; structural engineering and mechanics; transportation engineering; and water resources engineering, with per-faculty research expenditures totaling more than $320,000. In addition, the department works with many top civil engineering firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the Texas Department of Transportation, NOAA and other government agencies.
To apply, applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/4027 and submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching objectives, and contact information for at least five references. Questions about the position should be addressed to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin on 11/01/2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco free campus.