Assistant Professor - Geotechnical Engineering

Austin, TX
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering - Cockrell School of Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Sep 21, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in geotechnical engineering. All exceptional candidates with a geotechnical engineering background that support the CAEE strategic vision of developing innovative solutions to the interconnected problems of water, energy, and the growth of cities will be considered. However, candidates with a focus on computational geotechnics are particularly encouraged to apply. This includes applicants with expertise in computational simulations of geotechnical systems using advanced numerical techniques (e.g., finite element/finite difference methods, mesh-free methods, discrete element methods) and/or innovative constitutive models. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering, develop a consistent sponsored research program, supervise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

Applicants must have an earned Ph. D. degree in civil engineering, or equivalent.

Application Instructions
Requested materials include a letter of interest; a complete CV, including academic and professional experience and a list of publications; statement of research interests outlining areas of technical expertise that complement the department's strategic plan and vision (available at; statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. The letter of interest should be addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2017.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.