Civil and Environmental Assistant Professor
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions effective October 1, 2020. Preference will be given to appointees at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants with outstanding credentials will be considered at other levels.
These positions are part of a strategic expansion intended to support the research and teaching activities of the Advanced Infrastructure Group in the broad areas of structural engineering and mechanics, civil engineering materials, infrastructure, and transportation.
We seek candidates with fundamental expertise, research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: computational mechanics, materials, data analytics, machine learning, resilient infrastructure systems, intelligent infrastructure, structural engineering, and sustainable urban engineering.
Further, we seek candidates with outstanding analytical, computational, and/or experimental skills that can interface and complement the existing strengths and Initiatives within our Department (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Departments/Civil-Environmental/), and across the University of Pittsburgh (https://www.pitt.edu/research) in order to break traditional discipline silos to better address the complex challenges of modern societies. These Initiatives include nanomaterial fabrication, additive manufacturing, computational modeling, advanced materials development, sustainability, and energy. The ability to collaborate with existing centers, such as the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI), the Impactful Resilient Infrastructure Science and Engineering (IRISE) Consortium (https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/irise/), and the Center for Energy (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cfe) is highly desirable.
Outstanding candidates will have the opportunity to join our vibrant and growing department of 22 full-time faculty members, 300 undergraduate and 130 graduate students (50 of which are PhD students)
Minimum requirements to be considered for the positions are: 1) an earned doctorate in civil engineering or a closely related field; 2) a viable plan to develop and sustain a strong, externally funded research program within the applicant’s area of expertise; 3) strong indication to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs; 4) evidence of good communication skills; 5) commitment to support service and diversity initiatives in the Department, Swanson School of Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh.
Interested applicants should submit: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) research interests and future plans, (5) statement of diversity and inclusion, (6) copies of three representative publications, and (7) the names and contact information for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and women to apply for this position.
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The University of Pittsburgh has a proud tradition in civil engineering education, reinforced by a faculty deeply concerned about their students. Graduates from the Department of Civil Engineering have become leaders in their profession, serving with government, private consulting firms and contractors and in research and academic institutions.
Civil engineers at Pitt have the opportunity to engage in undergraduate and graduate programs in a broad range of topics, including structures, environmental, water resources, green construction, geotechnical engineering and construction management. Other electives include applied mechanics and mathematics, legal issues, and computer aided design.
The department accomplished faculty, top-notch educational and research facilities and partnerships with industry provide the necessary edge for our graduates to discover satisfying careers meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The emphasis is to provide an education that focuses on engineering and construction for sustainable development, leaving the next generations with a society that continues to offer a high quality of life.