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Assistant Professor of Structural/Geotechnical Engineering

George Washington University
District of Columbia, United States
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 19, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Geology & Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The George Washington University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural/Geotechnical Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor starting as early as Fall 2019. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged. 

The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to establish and maintain a strong, externally funded research program, and to actively engage and contribute to internal and external professional service.

Basic Qualifications:

For all applicants, a Bachelor's degree in civil and/or environmental engineering or closely related fields, an earned Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or closely related fields, and demonstrated expertise in one of the core areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering are required.  We seek candidates with strong interest in research related to resilience and sustainability of civil infrastructure and the built environment. Doctoral candidates will be considered, but must complete all the requirements for the doctorate degree by the date of appointment.

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit and submit your application online.  All applicants are required to submit the following items:

1) A cover letter;

2) A curriculum vitae including the list of publications (no page limit);

3) A statement of research plan;

4) A statement of teaching interests and philosophy;

5) Copy of the transcripts of the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees.

6) Copies of up to five relevant publications;

7) The names, contact information, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five references.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications will be considered.   For more information about the CEE department please visit the department’s web site at  Specific technical questions about the position(s) and the search process may be addressed by e-mail to We request that applicants please refrain from directly contacting (emails, phone calls) any members of CEE Department for inquiries about the search status. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

EEO / AA Policy:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

Institutional Information:

A major private research university situated in one of the nation’s rapidly growing research, innovation, and technology centers, GW has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, distributed across the main campus in Washington, D.C., two campuses in the metropolitan area, and four off-campus centers.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at GW has been undergoing unprecedented growth in recent years. Within the past eight years, more than 45 new faculty members at all ranks have been recruited and more will be joining the School and the CEE Department this year. A new Science and Engineering Hall (SEH) houses most of the SEAS facilities at the main campus in Foggy Bottom, Washington DC.  SEH has approximately 400,000 square feet above grade with 290,000 square feet of assignable space for teaching and research laboratories. CEE Department maintains state-of-the-art laboratories in the fields of structural, environmental, and geotechnical engineering at the Science and Engineering Hall.

The CEE Department fosters a vibrant, multi-cultural, technological community of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students and has close ties with numerous government and industry research labs and institutes.  In addition to a Bachelor of Science program in civil and environmental engineering, the Department offers graduate programs in environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering as well as materials and mechanics leading to MSc and PhD degrees.  The CEE department also offers a five-year Bachelor/Master program in civil and environmental engineering. 

The CEE Department has several affiliated SEAS centers and institutes, in addition to its own laboratories, both at the main campus and the GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) in Ashburn, Virginia. Among these are the Earthquake Engineering and Structures Laboratory (including a six DOF shake table), Large Scale Structural Testing Laboratory (High Bay Facility:, and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Laboratory, all of which have had extended sponsorship from government and industry. For more information, please visit the CEE Department’s web site and the corresponding links for Research/Facilities and labs:

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