ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COASTAL RESILIENCY

Location
Rice University, Houston, TX
Posted
Sep 07, 2018
Closes
Oct 07, 2018
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Tenure Track
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Position Description
The Rice University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Coastal Resiliency to begin July 2019. Exceptional candidates at higher ranks also will be considered. We seek candidates with expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research that contributes to enhancing the resilience of urban communities and infrastructure systems to the impacts of coastal natural hazards and climate change. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) urban hydrology, water resources, urban flood analysis, coastal hydrodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics; (2) modeling of natural hazards, infrastructure systems, risk and resilience assessment in coastal settings; and (3) remote sensing in a coastal engineering context.

Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated success in interdisciplinary research groups working to enhance system resilience by integrating diverse expertise, tools and approaches in engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.

Requirements
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil / Coastal / Environmental Engineering or a related field, demonstrate excellence in research, display distinction (or potential for distinction) in teaching, and be able to collaborate across disciplines.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program, to teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, to advise graduate students, to collaborate with other faculty, and to be involved in service to the university and the broader scientific community.

Application Materials and Deadline
Requested materials include a cover letter that summarizes qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience and a list of publications; statements of research and teaching interests; and the names and contact information of three (3) references.

To apply, please submit materials in electronic form through the Rice Application Portal via this link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16586.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018.

About Rice University
Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.  It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities.

The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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