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Assistant Professor-Offshore/Coastal Geotechnics

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Categories: Faculty


Faculty Position in Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEN) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in September 2019. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with a teaching and research focus in the areas of offshore/coastal geotechnics, including but not limited to foundations, geomaterials and geohazards, and the ability to complement existing expertise in stochastic analysis, structural optimization, reliability, recycled materials, marine turbulence, renewable energy, and related fields. The College of Engineering has expertise in various aspects of marine engineering, including ocean sensing and acoustics, upper ocean dynamics, and underwater robotics, and the University has strong interdisciplinary marine collaborations between the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, the School for Marine Science and Technology, and units such as the Center for Scientific Computing and Visualization Research. The University is committed to the growth of a regional “Blue Economy”, and is positioned in the center of a diverse marine technology corridor along the south coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, which is also home to the nation’s first offshore wind development https://www.umassd.edu/media/umassdartmouth/outreach/SouthCoast-Blue-Economy-White-Paper.pdf. While the ideal candidate will have expertise in offshore/coastal geotechnics, strong candidates in any area of civil and environmental engineering who can strengthen collaborations within the College and/or University are also encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students; enhance curriculum; contribute to university and professional service, and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have earned bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in civil engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment, be able to teach courses in geotechnical engineering, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly research.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will have research experience in offshore/marine geotechnical engineering or a related engineering field and teaching experience in higher education. Postdoctoral research in an interdisciplinary setting is highly desirable. Candidates with a professional engineering license or that have passed the FE exam will be preferred. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, concise statements on teaching philosophy and research plans, and contact information for at least three professional references. Employment is contingent upon verification of background/credentials and work authorization.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately.  

For more details on the College of Engineering visit http://www.umassd.edu/engineering/about.


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