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Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomaterials

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in broad areas relevant to geotechnical engineering, geomechanics, geochemistry, and geomaterials. In addition, applicants focusing on thermodynamic-kinetic, rheological, and data-driven modeling are invited. The ideal candidate should demonstrate intellectual depth and promise for high-quality research as well as a commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals with demonstrated abilities to collaborate across disciplines are encouraged to apply.

The CEE Department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 35 faculty members, 17 research scientists, annual research expenditures of $16M, and U.S. News and World Report graduate program rankings of 21st for civil engineering and 26th for environmental engineering. Department faculty members have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, 9 NSF CAREER awards, and one NAE membership. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty on multidisciplinary projects through the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Institute for CyberScience, Larson Transportation Institute, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Sustainability Institute, Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards, and the Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, among others. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $900 million annually. The university is also one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis. Please see cee.psu.edu for additional information about the department.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering, or closely related discipline, at the start of the appointment. The new hire will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is expected to enhance the department’s existing curriculum.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, three publications, and contact information for four references, all as a single PDF file. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2019. Review of received applications will continue through December 2019. Apply to job 90654 at psu.jobs.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

State College, Pennsylvania, has been voted repeatedly as one of the most desirable and safest places to live in the United States. For more information about safety at Penn State and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to police.psu.edu/clery, which will also provide details on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Teaching Faculty Position in Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position to teach senior-level capstone design courses in building design and transportation infrastructure design. The building design course includes both structural and geotechnical engineering components, while the transportation infrastructure design course includes components of transportation engineering, geotechnical and materials engineering, and drainage design. Capstone courses are intended to help students prepare for a professional career by applying engineering fundamentals and decision processes to develop practical design solutions, effective written and oral communication skills, and teamwork skills. In addition to developing and delivering capstone courses, opportunities exist to teach other related courses in the structural, geotechnical, or transportation engineering curricula.

The CEE Department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 35 faculty members, 17 research scientists, annual research expenditures of $16M, and U.S. News and World Report undergraduate program rankings of 14th for civil engineering and 17th for environmental engineering. Department faculty members have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, 9 NSF CAREER awards, and one NAE membership. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty on collaborative projects, including teaching, research, and service. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $900 million annually. Please see cee.psu.edu for additional information about the department and policy.psu.edu/policies/ac21 for definition of academic ranks and promotional opportunities of non-tenure track faculty.

Applicants should hold, at a minimum, a master’s degree in civil engineering at the start of the appointment. In addition, the ideal candidate should have a broad knowledge of civil engineering practice, with focus on structural and/or transportation engineering, have five years of related work experience, and be licensed as a professional engineer (P.E.). Demonstrated teaching experience through academic courses, professional conference presentations, or related activities is desirable.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references, all as a single PDF file. For full consideration, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2019. Review of received applications will continue through December 2019. Apply to job 90657 at psu.jobs.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

State College, Pennsylvania, has been voted repeatedly as one of the most desirable and safest places to live in the United States. For more information about safety at Penn State and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to police.psu.edu/clery, which will also provide details on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


 
 

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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

212 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084