The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in geotechnical engineering starting from August 2018. Applicants from all areas of geotechnical engineering or geomechanics will be considered, and the individual’s intellectual depth and promise in both research and teaching are of the highest priority.
Candidates in emerging areas relevant to multi-scale characterization; modeling and assessment of seismic activity and natural hazard prevention/mitigation; geo-environmental engineering, such as municipal solid waste landfills; retaining walls and deep foundations are strongly encouraged to apply. The appointment is anticipated to be filled at the assistant professor level.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program and have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have an earned undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program or equivalent and an earned PhD in civil engineering or a closely related field with a program of study and research that emphasized geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, including experimentation and computation.
Superior communication and interpersonal skills, leadership capabilities, and the ability to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research are required. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other engineering disciplines such as mining, petroleum, chemical, biological, and geological engineering. Collaboration with other fields of science including chemistry, physics, and mathematics are also considered a plus. Practical experience will be highly valued, as is professional licensure.
Licensure as a professional engineer, or similar, is expected within six years of the appointment.
Missouri S&T is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability or status as a protected veteran. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The university participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at: 1-888-464-4218.
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri S&T is one of the top technological research universities in the nation. Surrounded by Ozarks scenery (Rolla is about 100 miles west of St. Louis), the campus is accessible, safe and friendly. Known for its engineering programs, Missouri S&T also offers degrees in the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business. About 6,000 students are currently enrolled in classes, making Missouri S...&T big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Missouri University of Science and Technology undergraduate engineering program as one of the top 50 in the nation in the magazines's annual guidebook "America's Best Colleges 2007." UMR is ranked 48th in the nation in the guidebook and tied for 26th place among engineering programs at doctoral-granting public universities. U.S. News also ranks UMR at No. 54 among the nation's best doctoral granting engineering schools and No. 112 among national doctoral-granting universities.