Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Posting Number: F001326 Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Rank: Assistant Professor Administrative Title: Discipline Engineering Specialty: Civil and Environmental Engineering Contract Type: Tenure Track Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2019 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Position Description Summary:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor starting as early as fall semester 2019. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to establish and maintain a strong, externally funded research program, and to actively engage and contribute to internal and external professional service.

Minimum Qualifications:

For all applicants, a Bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering or closely related fields, an earned Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or closely related fields, and demonstrated expertise in one of the core areas of civil and environmental engineering are required. Doctoral candidates will be considered, but must complete all the requirements for the doctorate degree by the date of appointment.

Advertised Salary: Negotiable - Commensurate with experience. Other Benefits:

GA support, initial reduced teaching load, generous start-up package.

Other Information:

A major private research university situated in one of the nation’s rapidly growing research, innovation, and technology centers, GW has an enrollment of over 25,000 students, distributed across the main campus in Washington, D.C., two campuses in the metropolitan area, and four off-campus centers.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at GW has been undergoing unprecedented growth in recent years. Within the past eight years, more than 45 new faculty members at all ranks have been recruited and more will be joining the School and the CEE Department this year. A new Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) houses most of the SEAS facilities at the main campus in Foggy Bottom, Washington DC. SEH has approximately 400,000 square feet above grade with 290,000 square feet of assignable space for teaching and research laboratories. CEE Department maintains state-of-the-art laboratories in the fields of structural, environmental, and geotechnical engineering at the Science and Engineering Hall.

The CEE Department fosters a vibrant, multi-cultural, technological community of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students and has close ties with numerous government and industry research labs and institutes. In addition to a Bachelor of Science program in civil and environmental engineering, the Department offers graduate programs in environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering as well as materials and mechanics leading to MSc and PhD degrees. The CEE department also offers a five-year Bachelor/Master program in civil and environmental engineering.

The CEE Department has several affiliated SEAS centers and institutes, in addition to its own laboratories, both at the main campus and the GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, Virginia. Among these are the Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory (including a six DOF shake table), Large Scale Structural Testing Laboratory (High Bay Facility:, and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, all of which have had extended sponsorship from government and industry, and benefitted from strong partnerships and collaborations with the cognizant governmental labs. For more information, please visit the CEE Department’s web site and the corresponding links for Research/Facilities and labs:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit your application online. All applicants are required to submit the following items:
1) A cover letter;
2) A curriculum vitae including the list of publications (no page limit);
3) A statement of research plan;
4) A statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
5) Copies of up to five relevant publications;
6) Copies of transcripts for all the relevant earned degrees (BSc, MSc, and Ph.D.)
7) The names, contact information, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five references.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. For more information about the CEE department please visit the department’s web site at Questions about the position(s) and the search process may only be addressed by e-mail to [email protected]

Department Link: Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript
  4. Statement of Teaching Interest
  5. Statement of Research Interest
  6. Sample Publications
  7. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in civil and/or environmental engineering or closely related field?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Will you have completed all the requirements for the doctorate degree in civil and environmental engineering or closely related field by the date of appointment?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Can you demonstrate expertise in one of the core areas of civil and environmental engineering?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 1/8/2019
    Application Due: 1/28/2019
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