Multiple Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Me...

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Job Title: Multiple Tenure Track Faculty Positions - Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials, and Geosystems Engineering
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221112
Job Summary

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of Environmental Engineering; Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials; and Geosystems Engineering. All degree programs in the School are ranked in the top five US programs, and the Civil Engineering undergraduate program is ranked #1 in the US. Applicants will be considered at all ranks in any of the School’s research areas, with emphases on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and crosscutting activities. Faculty candidates are sought in multiple areas of Environmental Engineering, with emphases on environmental biotechnology and bioprocess engineering, air pollution and global change, urban systems and sustainability, and environmental public health. Faculty candidates are sought in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials (SEMM), with emphasis on fundamental principles at the intersection of structural mechanics, materials and design in connection with advanced computing and experimental techniques. Faculty candidates are sought in the area of Geosystems Engineering, with emphases on sustainable urban geotechnics, remote sensing, information analysis or multi-scale numerical simulations of subsurface systems and related issues.

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s greatest strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan. Georgia Tech is an equal education/ employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual differences among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, expectations, physical abilities, and aspirations. Each of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contributes to the richness of the Georgia Tech community. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Broadly, we seek candidates whose work contributes to the School’s interdisciplinary, crosscutting research areas of smart cities, sustainable systems, healthy communities, and resilient infrastructure systems. Further, the School seeks to expand its research and teaching expertise in interdisciplinary areas that address global grand challenges. Preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level, but exceptional candidates in any area at the associate professor or professor levels will be considered.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself in its high-quality student body, faculty focus on excellence, outstanding staff, technology resources, interdisciplinary culture, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech has approximately 630 undergraduate students, 350 graduate students, and 54 tenure-track faculty members. Women comprise 53% of the undergraduate population, and 18% of the overall student population identifies as a member of under-represented minority groups. Fourteen faculty members are women, and five faculty members identify as a member of under-represented minority groups. The 2020 US News and World Report rankings place the Civil Engineering undergraduate program at #1 and the Environmental Engineering undergraduate program at #4 in the country. The corresponding graduate programs are ranked #3 and #5, respectively (


Candidates are expected to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Along with undergraduate and graduate teaching, each position requires a balance of research and service responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. or equivalent qualification is required by the start of the appointment.

Candidates shall have either demonstrated or shown a clear potential for creative and independent research that would lead to a strong, extramurally funded research program and national and international recognition.

Required Documents to Attach
  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research interests
  4. Statement of education approach addressing teaching interests as well as advising/mentoring philosophy
  5. Statement describing understanding of, prior engagement in, and plans for future activities to support diversity, equity and inclustion (DEI)
  6. Name and contact information for at least three references
About Us

We are civil and environmental engineers dedicated to improving the human condition.

People are our priority. The world is our laboratory.

That phrase has become our touchpoint for what we do every day in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Whether we’re teaching future engineers the principles of sustainable urban development, understanding how new transportation technologies and autonomous vehicles will change our communities, or securing clean water and sanitation for remote villages, we’re always focused on making the world better — making LIVES better — at home in Georgia and in the farthest reaches of the Earth.

Welcome to the virtual home of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech; let me tell you a little about what we do.

This is a place where change happens, where students learn to make a difference, where the future is made. We have some of the best students you’ll find anywhere and professors who are thought leaders in their fields. They work together in world-class facilities on par with the best anywhere. And they’re surrounded by a city driven to be excellent, just like they are. Our undergraduate and graduate degrees are ranked in the top five in the nation year after year for a reason: We challenge our students, and we challenge the status quo.

There’s no doubt: When new technology is developed to make water safer to drink for billions of people around the world; when new materials are developed to help make buildings safer from devastating earthquakes and hurricanes; and when smart, efficient, healthy, connected cities become a reality across the globe, our faculty and students will be leading the way.

We teach our students the engineering fundamentals they’ll need to be successful in “engineering the next” at the interface of the built and natural worlds. But more than that, we teach them how to think, how to solve problems, and how to impact society — whether that’s by providing clean water for a community or by building a business. (Many of our alums do just that: About one in 10 of our living alumni are CEOs, presidents or founders of companies.) No matter what our students want to do — build roads or skyscrapers, go on to law school or medical school or business school, even work for NASA — we help them get there.

If you have questions, I invite you to explore these pages to learn more about our research, our faculty, and the latest news and events happening in the School. You can also find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. And, of course, we’re here to help; don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Donald Webster, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Karen and John Huff School Chair

Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Don White ([email protected]), Chair of the CEE Faculty Search Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Background Check

A background check must be completed prior to employment.




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Posted: 10/7/2020
Application Due: 10/19/2020
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