Faculty Position Openings : Pennsylvania State University

Geotechnical Engineering Faculty Position

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in the area of geotechnical engineering. The position is open at the Assistant and Associate ranks. The research focus of the position is open; however, those candidates who exhibit exceptional potential in emerging areas relevant to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering will receive the highest consideration. Beyond the specific areas of research interest, the candidateís intellectual depth and promise in both research and teaching are of the highest priority. Individuals having demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a dynamic group with 30 tenure-line faculty, annual research expenditures exceeding 15 million dollars, 33,000 peer-reviewed paper citations indexed by Thomsonís Web of Science, and U.S. News and World Report rankings of 15th at the undergraduate level and 21st for the Civil Engineering graduate program in the U.S. The Departmentís faculty has received a number of prestigious honors including NAE membership and 7 NSF CAREER awards. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty in multidisciplinary projects through the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Institute for Cyberscience, Larson Transportation Institute, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Institute for Natural Gas Research, Sustainability Institute, Protective Technology Center, and Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, among others. Penn State is one of the nationís leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $840 million annually. The university is also one of the nationís leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis.

Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline. Candidates will be expected to engage in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of geotechnical engineering and enhance the Departmentís existing curriculum.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, up to four representative publications, and names, affiliations, and contact information for four references. Apply to Job# 60077 at http://www.psu.jobs.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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