The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEEN) at the University of Utah is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Structural Engineering related to hazard resilience and sustainable infrastructure systems with a start date of August 16, 2024. The position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates at other levels are encouraged to apply.
Position Description – The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within CVEEN, develop an externally-funded research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned doctorate in Civil and Environment Engineering or a closely aligned field before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary. Next generation infrastructure systems, encompassing smart sensing networks, will require innovations in civil engineering materials, construction, and simulation using complex combinations of computational and experimental techniques. To address the transformative leaps in engineering technologies, innovative research and teaching approaches will require inspirational leaders with adaptive abilities in areas including (but not limited to):
- Characterization, analysis, and synthesis of novel structural materials and systems at a variety of scales and temporal levels through experimental and/or computational approaches;
- Testing, analysis, and design of smart buildings capable of retaining functionality after exposure to external loads caused by blast impacts, earthquakes, or other hazards;
- Development of computational techniques for the design of safer, more energy efficient, and environmentally friendly structural materials, members and systems;
- Stochastic modeling of new materials and structural systems at all scales for multi-hazard and risk mitigation;
- Multi-scale experimental testing related to nonlinear building performance under extreme events and cascading effects including disproportionate collapse;
- Design of buildings in relation to climate change, including the development of multi-functional structural façade elements that serve multiple functions including structural resistance, remote sensors, and energy capture.
Candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. Intellectual depth, innovation and promise of candidates are of higher priority than their specific research areas. Minorities are also encouraged to apply for this position.
The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking. The State of Utah has more national parks and scenic areas than any other state. Growth in transportation, energy, mining, software, semiconductors, finance, education, healthcare, and business job sectors have contributed to the State’s prosperity, despite the difficult national economy.
The CEE department is one of seven rapidly growing departments within the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering. In the past decade, the number of tenure-track faculty positions has grown by 50% and research expenditures have more than tripled, to $81.5 million per year, placing our College in the top 30 engineering universities in the country for research volume (2022). The CVEEN Department currently has 21 tenure track faculty members, 4 lecturing faculty, plus we are actively searching for 3 positions including this vacancy. Our enrollment is 106 full-time graduate students, and 340 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with over $19 million in external funding in 2023. Additional information about the Department is available at: www.civil.utah.edu.
Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and provide five reference contact information. Application materials must be submitted electronically at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/154389. Initial screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2023 although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is closed.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons of disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran's preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.