Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
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The School of Engineering at the University of North Florida (UNF) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Civil Engineering at the Assistant Professor level, commencing in 2020 with preferred start date of August 2020. An earned Doctorate in Civil Engineering, or other closely related field, with a specialization in geotechnical engineering is required. Candidates with a professional engineering license or ability to secure one within 2 years are desired. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated professional or research experience in the geotechnical engineering issues specific to Florida, including but not limited to: sinkholes, organic soil stabilization, expansive clay issues (i.e., settlement, expansion, creep, etc.), deep foundations (both piles and drilled shafts), soil-structure interaction, coastal erosion, or sustainable soil improvement including bio-engineered/bio-inspired methods. Experience working with the Florida Department of Transportation is a plus. A commitment to excellence in teaching and research will be expected of the successful candidate, along with a willingness to learn. Collegiality, active service and participation in governance in accordance with the vision and mission of the school, college and university are also expected.Essential Duties Job Function
Teaching, research, and servicePercentage Of Time100 Posting Detail Information Marginal FunctionsRequired QualificationsFaculty Position Required Qualifications
Earned Doctorate in Civil Engineering, or other closely related field, with a specialization in geotechnical engineering is required.Departmental RequirementsStatement(s) of Understanding Definition
This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. We are committed to a diverse faculty and seek individuals who have experience in teaching and working with a variety of communities. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.Required Licensure or CertificationMachines/Equipment used regularlyAnticipated Start Date08/03/2020Job Posting Date10/04/2019Application Review Date11/21/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationDr. Christopher J. Brown,Hiring OfficialDr. Osama JadaanLocation if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must include three references with contact information within the application. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records.
Supplemental Documents Include:
A letter of interest,
A curriculum vitae,
A statement of purpose detailing teaching experience and approach,
A vision statement for research (upload under “Department Specific: Special Instructions”),
Initial review of applications will begin November 21, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred starting date in August 2020. Questions may be addressed to [email protected]
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. We are committed to a diverse faculty and seek individuals who have experience in teaching and working with a variety of communities. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.Quicklinkhttp://www.unfjobs.org/postings/12088Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
- Department Specific: See Special Instructions