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The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in geotechnical engineering effective August 2017.
The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s Geotechnical Engineering Program, including enthusiastic pursuit of collaborative and interdisciplinary research opportunities. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, sponsored research, undergraduate instruction, and specialized graduate education. The CEE Department includes 59 faculty members, and approximately 330 full-time graduate students and 550 undergraduate students. The Via Endowment allows the Department to offer a significant number of scholarships and fellowships to highly qualified students. State of the art geotechnical research facilities are available, including the W.C. English Geotechnical Laboratory, field test sites, full-scale test facilities, and on-shore and off-shore site characterization equipment.
Outstanding candidates with expertise in any growth area of geotechnical engineering are encouraged to apply. A thrust area of particular interest is geotechnology in the resilience of civil infrastructure, including innovative systems, materials and design methods. This may include the development of geo-construction practices and materials with reduced environmental impact, geosystems for energy harvesting, and the evaluation and mitigation of natural and anthropogenic geotechnical hazards such as landslides, subsidence, sinkholes, scour of foundations, hurricanes, tsunamis, and climate change. Supporting skills may include expertise in numerical analysis, systems engineering, risk and reliability analysis, earth observation systems, imaging and visualization techniques, data analytics, and field and/or laboratory testing.
The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor.
-Doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field
-Evidence of scholarship/research and record of external funding for research for consideration of appointment at the Associate Professor level
-Effective communication skills
-Commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and research
-Post-doctoral experience or experience in a faculty position at the university level
-Experience in supervising graduate student research and theses
-Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population
-Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines
-registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable but not required.
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 10/19/2016