Assistant or Associate Professor - Geo-Engineering - (FAC001606)



The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position. The appointment is open at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and for the broad area of geo-engineering with particular interest in, but not limited to the focus areas such as geomechanics, geotechnical and geological engineering, foundation engineering, various disaster issues including contamination, instrumentation, monitoring and data analytics. Candidates applying at the Associate Professor rank are expected to demonstrate nationally and internationally recognized scholarly activities with a strong record of externally funded research. The candidates must also demonstrate a commitment towards teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the U.S., seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The University of Houston is located in a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston with over 37,000 undergraduate students and 9,000 graduate students. The CEE department currently has 21 tenured or tenure-track faculty members with over 340 undergraduates, and over 125 graduate students. Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. with over 6.8 million in population in the greater Houston area. It is the “energy capital of the world” and houses the largest medical center in the world. The greater Houston area offers state-of-the-art recreational facilities, world-class arts and cultural activities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.

The start date for this appointment is September 1, 2021. Applications received before December 15, 2020 will be given priority and the review will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or in a closely related field at the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, cross-disciplinary research program in collaboration with the current faculty in the Department, College, and University. Preference will be given to candidates that can make an impact across disciplinary boundaries particularly those closely related to geotechnical engineering and civil engineering.

Notes to Applicant: Offical transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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