Civil and Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical)
University of Missouri-Columbia
Description: The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri (MU) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. Applications are sought from candidates with expertise in Geotechnical Engineering. Applicants with expertise in all areas of geotechnical engineering will be considered. Candidates with experience in geoenvironmental, biogeotechnical, resilient infrastructure, risk and reliability methods, rock mechanics or a strong background in applied aspects of geotechnical engineering are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty research areas must address the College pillars of pursuit: 1) Educating Engineering Leaders, 2) Big Data Analytics, 3) Biomedical Innovations, and/or 4) Sustainability in FEWSed (Food, Energy, Water, Smart Cities).
The successful candidate will be able to take part in the growth of the College of Engineering and join a rich environment for collaboration with other faculty in Arts & Science, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, and Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The College of Engineering is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. Successful candidates may have a primary appointment (tenure track or tenured) in the College of Engineering and a joint appointment in another college/school depending on their research expertise.
Minimum qualifications require a doctoral degree awarded in Civil Engineering, Geologic Engineering, or a related engineering field; with a preference for applicants having graduated from an ABET accredited program and/or having passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam with the background necessary to eventually become a professional engineer in Missouri by taking the MO Board's examination.
Successful applicants will have:
A record of interdisciplinary research appropriate to the level of the appointment;
A demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish an externally funded research program; and
A clear potential for building a strong record of publications.
Responsibilities include: developing new courses in the applicant's area of specialization, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering, developing an externally funded research program, and active involvement in service to the university and the profession. The successful candidate will be expected to interact closely with current Geotechnical Engineering faculty to further expand the Geotechnical Program and to mentor students in all phases of professional development.
The COE encourages joint appointments with other colleges/schools (e.g., the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, the College of Arts & Science).
The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, who are passionate about pursuing research in areas related to the college pillars of pursuit.
About MU and College of Engineering: The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. MU has a world renowned Journalism School, a Veterinary Medicine College, an innovative School of Medicine and teaching hospital, a College of Business, School of Nursing, School of Public Affairs, and a College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources all on the same campus. The University was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant small city consistently ranked among the top places to live in the United States. MU is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
The MU College of Engineering includes 9 disciplines and 130 faculty members, 3,319 undergraduates, and 600 graduate students. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the doctoral level. The College of Engineering is home to numerous research centers, signature programs, and laboratories. We also house our own office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, an Inclusivity Center, and a Women in Engineering program.
Closing Dates: Applications will be reviewed beginning applications as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is January 2020 but no later than August 15, 2020.
Please follow the instructions on the website, select job ID # 31681, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching goals, a representative research paper, and contact information for at least three references.
Any questions regarding the application procedure may be directed to: Professor Praveen Edara, PE, Department Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211. Email: EdaraP@missouri.edu
MU specifically invites and encourages applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in science.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer firmly committed to fostering ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty.