College of Engineering: Open Rank Faculty - Civil & Environmental Engineering (F1600081)

Champaign, IL
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (UIUC). The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; all ranks will be considered. The Department seeks to expand its expertise in emerging interdisciplinary areas that are critical in addressing global challenges through innovative education and research and aligned with CEE cross-cutting programs related to sustainability, resilience, risk mitigation, and water and energy systems research. Desired areas of expertise are:

Sustainable and Smart Infrastructure. Development of innovative materials, technologies, and models for the design, construction, and management of sustainable and functional civil infrastructure, encompassing one or more of the following areas: smart materials that enable adaptive, multi-functional, self-repairing or sensing properties; sustainable materials including alternative and green binders, materials that enable carbon sequestration, advanced polymeric and nanoscale materials, and those with enhanced durability; multi-scale computational material models for sustainable performance; life cycle assessment; sensing and monitoring technologies; construction management; and development of intelligent and automated systems for the design, construction, and management of infrastructure including smart structures, roads, and energy grids.

Multimodal Transportation. Development of transformative methods for observation, forecasting, planning, management, and control of complex multimodal transportation; integration of peta-scale computing, networked sensing, big data applications, and other interdisciplinary approaches for enhanced mobility, resilience, and sustainability of next-generation transportation systems; infrastructure and systems supported by emerging technologies such as autonomous and connected vehicles.

Qualified candidates may be considered for one endowed chair-level position funded under the $100-million Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative, in the following area:

Climate-Driven Risks to Natural and Built Environments in the Age of Big Data. Environmental and earth system sensing, monitoring, and modeling, including Big Data approaches. The research should focus on topics related to air, water, and/or earth surface and subsurface modeling to characterize and pose solutions to problems including, but not limited to, increase in demand for energy, variability in extreme hydroclimatic events, ecosystem and climate changes, climate-driven migration, interactions between natural and built environment, and emergence and control of environmental pathogens associated with climate change and human activities. More information regarding the Grainger Initiative can be found at:

The successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program, to contribute fully to teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and to provide service to the profession and university. Successful candidates are also expected to develop interactions with faculty across the department, college and campus. Opportunities exist to participate in related CEE and campus-wide communities, such as the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Center for Transportation, MAE Center (Creating a Multi-hazard Approach to Engineering), the National Rail Transportation Center, the Information Trust Institute, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Institute of Genomic Biology, the Safe Global Water Institute, the Illinois State Geological Survey, as well as nine other Engineering Departments. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Please create your candidate profile through and upload your application cover letter (addressed to Professor Benito J. Mariñas, Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1114 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Telephone: 217-333-6961), curriculum vitae, a concise summary of past research accomplishments and any teaching experience, a statement of future research and teaching plans, and complete contact information of at least three references by November 1, 2016 to ensure full consideration. The starting date is negotiable, but is preferred to be August 16, 2017. Information about the department may be found at our website at

Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as one of the Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association:

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Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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College Name or Administrative Unit: Engineering
Category: Faculty and Other Academic
Title: College of Engineering: Open Rank Faculty - Civil & Environmental Engineering (F1600081)
Open Date: 09/22/2016
Organization Name: Civil and Environmental Eng


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