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Assistant Professor--Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
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Assistant Professor

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

The University of Massachu­­­setts Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEN; Civil and Environmental Engineering beginning in September 2023. We seek an expert in marine applications of civil and environmental engineering who will expand the existing blue economy strengths in CEN, the College of Engineering (COE; College of Engineering) and the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST;  School for Marine Science and Technology). 

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) is located in the beautiful ocean side community of Dartmouth, about an hour south of Boston, a half-hour east of Providence, and a half-hour west of Cape Cod. It offers a world-class education to more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year in nearly 60 undergraduate and 50 graduate (MS & PhD) programs offered by the College of Engineering, College of Nursing, Charlton College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Law and School for Marine Science and Technology.  UMassD has transformed the lives of more than 50,000 alumni and distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research. UMassD is the only Massachusetts national research university south of Boston and serves as a catalyst for the development of marine science and technology industries along the south coast of Massachusetts.

CEN combines a tradition of excellence in undergraduate education with a rapidly growing research culture.  The successful candidate will join a world-class research team with existing strengths in marine geotechnics, coastal transport and mixing, marine renewable energy, water quality issues in bays and estuaries, sustainable aquaculture, offshore structural engineering, sustainable and resilient transportation networks, and infrastructure systems. All the tenured and tenure-track faculty members are active in externally funded research grants and contracts, with funding from a variety of sources, most significantly NSF, ONR, NIH, DOE, FHWA, and MASSDOT.  

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; teach and advise undergraduate and graduate (MS & PhD) students; contribute to university and professional service; foster interdisciplinary collaborations; and engage in college and university diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned bachelor’s and doctorate degrees in civil engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly research as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong candidates will have significant research experience in marine applications of civil and environmental engineering, with potential for interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary research with faculty in COE, SMAST, and the Center for Scientific Computing and Data Science Research (CSCDR).  Teaching experience in higher education and postdoctoral research in an interdisciplinary setting are highly desirable. Candidates who are licensed professional engineers or  have passed the FE exam will be preferred. We are especially interested in receiving qualified applications from scholars historically underrepresented in science, mathematics and engineering, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Application Process: Qualified applicants are invited to submit electronically a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, concise statements on research plans, teaching philosophy, and diversity, 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 on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. 

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability
State Pension Retirement Plan
Optional Retirement Savings Plans
Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
Twelve (12) paid holidays
Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
And More!

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