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Assistant/Associate Professor - Structural Engineering

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Clemson University
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Clemson, SC

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Structural Engineering

Location:
Clemson, SC
Open Date:
Nov 17, 2023
Description:

The Glenn Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Structural Engineering We are seeking candidates with an exemplary record of scholarly work and a research vision that promotes collaboration within the Department and School, between regional/national industry partners, and a broad set of stakeholders, including federal and state agencies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to addressing societal grant challenges and specialize in structural engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in research areas such as maintenance and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, climate change mitigation and adaptation, design of low-carbon or carbon-neutral structures, and the application of advanced computational and data science methods in structural engineering design. While the position is expected to be filled at the level of Assistant Professor rank, exceptional candidates at Associate Professor rank will also be considered.


Clemson University recently created the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (SCEEES) that houses the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (EEES). SCEEES is home to nearly 60 faculty, 200 graduate students, and 575 undergraduates. The School has established and growing expertise in the following four thematic areas: Smart City Service (managing risk and security); Resilient Communities (natural and technological disasters mitigation); Engineering the Surface and Subsurface (dry land, clean water, and water security); and Engineering the Earth’s Ecosphere (air quality, greenhouse gas removal, managing solid and nuclear wastes). Further, the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering has recently completed a 6-year grant from the National Science Foundation to revolution our engineering department. This grant has resulted in deeper connections between students, faculty and industry, as well as engagement with community on impactful projects, and created significant improvements in student professional development outcomes.

Clemson University is South Carolina’s public land-grant University. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, the University has excellent research resources, including the Palmetto Cluster, a top 500 global high-performance computing cluster. The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences encourages impactful interdisciplinary work, and this culture of collaboration includes joint appointments in other departments and schools on campus as well as extensive work with several industry partners. The University, College, and Department are committed to building an inclusive community of scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multicultural environment. Clemson University recognizes that many candidates for faculty positions have dual career needs. The Dual Career Program in the Office of the Provost provides support when considering employment opportunities with the University and in the surrounding community.


Qualifications:

Competitive candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline and be able to teach core civil engineering courses at the undergraduate (i.e., statics, structural mechanics, etc.) and graduate level to achieve student outcomes. Development of new courses in the candidate’s specialty area will be encouraged. The candidate will advise both MS and PhD students and develop a high-quality, sponsored research program. Opportunities exist for collaboration within SCEEES, as well as with other colleagues in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences, and other Colleges and Centers at Clemson. Competitive candidates will have a significant record of academic accomplishments, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, a commitment to inclusive excellence, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal grand challenges.


Application Instructions:

Applications received by December 31, 2023, will receive full consideration, with the review process continuing until the position is filled.
To apply, all application material must be submitted via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/136825

The application packet should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, and the names and addresses of five references.

Please contact Dr. Ron Andrus (Chair of the Search Committee) at randrus@clemson.edu for additional information about the position.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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