Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Washington D.C., United States
Mar 28, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Posting Number: Fac/Lib000492
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Administrative Title:
Discipline Engineering
Specialty: Geotechnical/Geo-environmental & Performance-based Engineering
Contract Type: Tenure Track
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2014
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 fall semester 2014. The primary fields of interest are geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental engineering, and performance-based engineering of geo-structures. However, applications from outstanding individuals whose areas of expertise is in other fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering are also welcome. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant 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:

A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or closely related fields and an earned Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or closely related fields are required.

Doctoral candidates will be considered, but must complete all the requirements for the doctorate degree by August 1, 2014.

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 approximately 20,000 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 four years, more than 30 new faculty members at all ranks have been hired and more will be joining the school and the CEE department this year. A new Science and Engineering Hall is under construction for occupancy in early 2015. This building, which will house most of the SEAS facilities at the main campus in Foggy Bottom, Washington DC, has approximately 400,000 square feet above grade with 290,000 square feet of assignable space for teaching and research laboratories. All GW engineering faculty will enjoy this new and unique state-of-the-art facility at the nation's capital.

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. The Department offers programs in environmental, geotechnical, materials, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering and engineering mechanics. The CEE department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees, a five-year Bachelor/Masters program in civil and environmental engineering, certificate programs in selected areas of specialty, and selected joint-degree programs with other GW schools.

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 Center for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory (including a six DOF shake table), the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), and Traffic and Networks Laboratory at VSTC, 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:

All applicants are required to submit the following items:

1) A curriculum vitae including the list of publications (no page limit);
2) A cover letter, a statement of research plan, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (these three items not exceeding 6 pages); and
3) The names, contact information, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five (5) references under the “Professional References” section.

Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be accepted. For more information about the CEE department please visit the department's web site at . Specific technical questions about the position(s) and the search process may be addressed by e-mail to the search committee chair, Dr. Pedro Silva. We request that applicants please refrain from phone calls or inquiries about the search decision.

Department Link:
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
EEO Statement:

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or closely related field OR will you complete all the requirements for a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or closely related field by August 1, 2014?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Is Geotechnical Engineering your main field of interest?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Is Geoenvironmental Engineering your main field of interest?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Does your field of interest lie in other areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have post-doctoral research/teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interest
  4. Statement of Research Interest
Optional Documents

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