Assistant Professor (Coastal Engineering)

Honolulu, Hawaii
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May 09, 2018
Jun 08, 2018
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Title: Assistant Professor (Coastal Engineering)
Position Number: 0084548
Hiring Unit: College of Engineering – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Location: Manoa (Honolulu)
Date Posted: 05/09/2018
Closing Date: Continuous – application review begins September 17, 2018
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General Funds
Other Conditions
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, general funds, tenure-track, faculty position, pending position clearance and availability of funds. To begin approximately January 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. The University of Hawai'i is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Current enrollment is approximately 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students with 18 faculty members. For more information on the department, please visit
Duties and Responsibilities 
To engage in teaching, research, and professional service activities under the missions of the CEE department and the University, which includes:

  • Teaching CEE undergraduate and graduate courses in applied mechanics, hydrodynamics, coastal and hydraulic engineering;
  • Developing and teaching new courses in emerging areas of sustainable coastal engineering in the field of expertise;
  • Conducting scholarly research with competitive external funding support;
  • Serving on departmental, college and University academic and professional committees; and
  • Performing related tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. An earned Ph.D. (ABD will be considered; degree must be earned before date of hire) in civil engineering or a closely related field, specializing in the area of coastal engineering and hydraulics.
  2. Demonstrated ability as a teacher.
  3. Demonstrated research productivity and publication of scholarly materials.
  4. Potential to obtain competitive research grants.
  5. Excellent communication skills for meeting and conferring with others.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Research focused on the following thrust areas in coastal engineering as applicable to the state of Hawai'i and Pacific islands such as (a) coastal water quality modeling, pollution mitigation and management; (b) prediction and mitigation of natural and man-made hazards, sustainable coastal development; (c) utilization of coastal resources for development of aquaculture or renewable energy, and (d) eco-hydrology, eco-hydraulics, and hydro-informatics.
  2. Ability and willingness to conduct teaching and research in an interdisciplinary setting.

To Apply
Applicants must submit (1) a cover letter specifying the position and the research area; (2) a statement of their research interests, activities, and plans; (3) a statement on their teaching philosophy, interests, and plans; (4) a curriculum vita detailing research and teaching accomplishments; (5) up to 4 copies of relevant publications; (6) transcripts evidencing highest degree earned or coursework to time of application if ABD (photocopies/web versions are acceptable for application purposes; however, official transcripts will be required upon hire); and (7) the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of 4 professional references.
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Dr. Panos Prevedouros, Professor and Department Chair,

The University of Hawai‘i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.