The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Geotechnical Engineering. Candidates applying for this position are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a demonstrated capability related to the development of an externally-funded research program with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Candidates should have a bachelor degree in civil engineering. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in an area related to one of the listed specialties. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience and professional licensure. It is preferred that the successful candidate will be capable of leading teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: advanced soil mechanics, sensing and instrumentation technology, novel foundation systems, nano-bio-geomechanics, defense related geotechnical engineering, and multi-scale, multi-physics and computational modeling of geotechnical systems. This faculty position is available in August of 2016 or earlier if desired. This position will be located on the Omaha campus.
The Department of Civil Engineering has 30 tenure/tenure tack faculty members, professors of practice and research faculty of UNL with an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate curriculum and advanced programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. There are approximately 500 undergraduate, 60 master’s students and 60 doctoral students currently pursuing degrees on the two campuses. Additional information about the Department and College of Engineering can be found at http://engineering.unl.edu/civil and http://engineering.unl.edu.
The UNL College of Engineering currently has over 170 faculty members and is embarking on a period of unprecedented growth including hiring of an additional 100 faculty. Having recently joined the Big Ten Conference and the concurrent Committee on Institutional Collaboration, UNL and the College of Engineering are poised to make dramatic advances in academic quality and research prowess. This position offers a tremendous opportunity to help shape the future of this organization as it becomes established among the elite engineering programs in the country.
Applications must be submitted via http://employment.unl.edu (requisition #F_150231). Complete applications will include a cover letter (with specialty and position level clearly stated), CV, research and teaching statements (4 pages total), and a list of three references. Review of application materials will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled. The University of Nebraska Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, worklife balance, and dual careers.