Job no: 522122
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:19070000 - EG-ENG SCH SUSTAIN INFRST ENV
The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure/tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This position has an anticipated start date of August 2022 or January 2023.
We are seeking candidates in three areas: 1) geohazard assessment and mitigation, 2) coastal geotechnics, and 3) AI geotechnics. Applicants who can leverage AI applications for assessment of multi-hazards (e.g., subsidence, landslide, and earthquake) and design of metamaterials used for geohazard mitigation are particularly encouraged to apply. The faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the geotechnical engineering curricula; initiate and sustain externally sponsored research programs; recruit and supervise graduate students; and engage in service activities for the University and the profession. Applicants must possess a PhD in a related field by the start date. Dedication to excellence in research, teaching, and service, and evidence of scholarly achievements are required. The candidate should have a record of or demonstrate the potential for successful proposal writing, PhD student mentoring, scholarship, and classroom teaching.
The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida university system and is ranked as the #6 best public US university according to US News and World Report. UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest AI supercomputer in higher education. Of relevance to this new faculty position, the HWCOE is in the process of creating the programmatic backbone to UF’s efforts to change the future of education and workforce development through university-wide AI training and experiential learning efforts.
Salary to commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants must possess a PhD in a related field by the start date.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through UFCareers at: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/listing/. (Please see Job Requisition #522122). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary, introduction related to hiring emphasis areas, synergies with ESSIE, and a diversity statement including experience in working with diverse and underrepresented groups in engineering) (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. Additional required documents should be uploaded as one PDF to the “other documents” selection in the application. (4) a research program vision statement detailing short- and long-term goals; (5) a teaching statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and vision for developing a teaching program at the University of Florida; (6) up to three refereed journal or conference articles co-authored by the applicant; and To be competitive, candidates for this faculty position should submit a cover letter, research statement, and education vision statement that complement the overall mission of the department. The cover letter should be addressed to: Dr. Khiem Tran, Search Committee Chair.
Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Khiem Tran, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, 365 Weil Hall, P.O. Box 116580, Gainesville, FL 32611-6580.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.
Health Assessment Required:No
Advertised: 25 May 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled