Assistant Professor

Location
Denver, CO
Posted
Feb 21, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution




University of Colorado

Assistant Professor

The Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of either Environmental Engineering or Structural Engineering. The preferred start date is August 2017.

Reporting to the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department, this position is expected to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels, establish and maintain an active, externally funded research program; conduct high quality research involving graduate students, leading to sponsored research and refereed publications; advise students; and contribute to Department, College, and University governance and to the profession.

The Civil Engineering Department has fourteen faculty members. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering accredited by ABET, a Master of Science degree, a Master of Engineering degree, a PhD degree in Civil Engineering, and a new multidisciplinary PhD degree in Engineering and Applied Science. The department is rapidly growing in competitive research expenditure that encompasses the National Science Foundation CAREER award and other federal grants. Accordingly, our faculty and graduate students are involved in the full spectrum of civil engineering research at local, state, and national levels.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science takes pride in having a faculty of excellent scholars and engineering practitioners. We attract hard-working students who are enthusiastic about engineering and our goal is to develop them into dedicated engineering professionals. Providing an education of enduring value to our students is at the heart of our College mission.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 18,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year.

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Reporting to the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department, this position is expected to develop and teach lecture and laboratory courses at all levels, establish and maintain an active, externally funded research program; conduct high quality research involving graduate students, leading to sponsored research and refereed publications; advise students; and contribute to Department, College, and University governance and to the profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Technical competencies and commitment related to the teaching of fundamental as well as advanced courses
  • Ability and commitment to pursue and establish externally funded research programs

With respect to the candidate's expertise:

For Structural Engineering: the candidate's expertise will strengthen and complement the current Structural Engineering program in bridge engineering, sustainable structural systems, and the performance evaluation of constructed facilities. Examples include advanced numerical modeling, data science, experimental techniques, resilient infrastructure, next generation structural materials and applications, non-destructive evaluation, and extreme events such as structural fire. Preference will be given to those who can conduct interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research activities, based on a dynamic technical background.

For Environmental Engineering: the candidate's expertise will strengthen and complement the current Environmental and Sustainability Engineering program in energy engineering & analysis, systems analysis & life cycle assessment, climate & environmental decision-making. Any aspect of environment, energy and/or sustainability will be considered: Examples include (but not limited to) water-waste water treatment, air pollution control, waste-to-energy, geoenvironmental engineering, emerging contaminants, global sustainability, industrial ecology, renewable energy, systems & life cycle thinking applied to water-food-energy nexus, and health & environmental implications of emerging technologies. Expertise in integrating sustainability concepts in engineering design and analysis is desirable. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary research with clear impacts on societal challenges.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This position is expected to start August 2017.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Arun Karunanithi (arunprakash.karunanithi@ucdenver.edu; 303-556-2370) for Environmental Engineering and Dr. Jimmy Kim (jimmy.kim@ucdenver.edu; 303-352-3653) for Structural Engineering. More information about the College of Engineering and Applied Science is available through http://www.ucdenver.edu/engineering. More information about the institution is available through www.ucdenver.edu.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:When applying, applicants must include: 1) A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current CV/resume 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references 4) Statement of teaching philosophy 5) Statement of research plan 6) Two representative publications (optional)



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30073 - ENGR-Civil

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 25, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Arun Karunanithi

Posting Contact Email: arunprakash.karunanithi@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00350161

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