Nariman Farvardin Chair in Civil Engineering

New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering (CEOE) of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the full professor rank for the Nariman Farvardin Chair in Civil Engineering in one of the following research fields: construction and transportation engineering and management, geotechnical and structural engineering, advanced construction materials and technologies, urban/interconnected infrastructure systems, computational methods and algorithms, artificial intelligence or machine learning in civil engineering applications.

CEOE seeks exceptional candidates who hold a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a related field, have an internationally recognized record of scholarship and funded research programs, demonstrated ability to develop new research programs and are committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and involvement in service to the university and profession. The expected starting date is August 16, 2021 or later.

The Farvardin Chair will join a cadre of committed faculty (16 tenured and tenure track, 5 research and 4 teaching) who are engaged in high-activity research and teaching programs with 250 undergraduate, 250 master’s and 52 Ph.D. students. CEOE is home to the Davidson Laboratory and Center for Environmental Systems. Facilities at the Davidson laboratory include a towing tank with the highest towing speed in the world and wave generation capabilities, and field and advanced computational facilities to support a fully-automated, ensemble-based flood advisory system. With a funding level of about $2.5M per year, the Davidson Laboratory integrates and supports programs in the fields of naval architecture, coastal and ocean engineering, physical oceanography, marine hydrodynamics and maritime systems. With yearly research expenditures of about $3.5M, the Center for Environmental Systems is dedicated to basic and applied interdisciplinary research aimed at creating new knowledge, advanced technology, and innovative management practices and solutions for sustainable utilization of environmental resources. The Nariman Farvardin Chair is expected to lead the development of a commensurate program in their research field. 

Stevens is a private university located in Hoboken, New Jersey.  The 55-acre campus is on the Hudson River across from midtown Manhattan within a few minutes from NYC. This exciting location provides unlimited opportunities for collaboration with nearby universities, government, and industry. Stevens offers an intellectually vibrant, diverse, highly interdisciplinary, collaborative and innovative community and is a great place to work.  Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students, faculty and staff of all races and genders. We are an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies and strongly encourage applications from qualified women and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. The search committee will begin review of applications on March 31, 2021. All applications must be submitted electronically through the HR website at .Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a research plan, teaching interests and philosophy, a diversity statement identifying activities connected with research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach to underrepresented groups, and contact information of at least three references.  For any inquiries please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. George Korfiatis at

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes.

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