The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) at Drexel University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in geotechnical or structural engineering. The successful candidate should have strong background in both theoretical and/or experimental aspects of geotechnical/structural engineering, and interest in applying their skills to innovative, multidisciplinary research problems. The intent of our department’s scholarly effort is improved infrastructure and quality of urban life and enhanced resilience and sustainability of the built environment. Hence, we seek candidates with the ability to expand our existing strengths in geotechnical engineering (i.e. ground modification, geosynthetics, geoenvironmental and environmental bioremediation, and advanced materials) or structural engineering (health monitoring, nondestructive testing, multihazard analysis of systems, sustainability and resilience, and advanced materials). In addition to developing a strong externally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to further our educational mission by mentoring graduate students in research and teaching core undergraduate and graduate courses (i.e. introductory and advanced soil mechanics, foundations, and slope stability or introductory and advanced structural analysis and design). In addition, we are looking for scholars who can teach their discipline in innovative pedagogical ways while being supportive of an increasingly diverse student population. Professional licensure is not required but is preferred. Information about the Drexel CAEE Department can be found at www.cae.drexel.edu/. Drexel University is a research institution and the College of Engineering is the nation’s largest private engineering college. Philadelphia is a vibrant, historic metropolis with many cultural attractions. In addition to providing high quality of life, the Mid-Atlantic region provides opportunities for research and educational field work as well as partnerships with a diverse set of infrastructure agencies and private entities. Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Invitations for interviews will be extended in early winter. Eligibility to work in the United States at the time of appointment is required. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race; color; national origin; religion; sex; sexual orientation; disability; age; status as a veteran or special disabled veteran; gender identity or expression; genetic information; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.
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The civil engineering major prepares students in the fundamental principles necessary to practice this profession in any of its branches, including construction management, water resources, structural, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, and public facilities engineering.