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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering and Architecture
Howard University, Washington DC / College of Engineering and Architecture
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Feb 9, 2023

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical engineering

Position Statement:
Candidates are sought with expertise in emerging and transformative areas of geotechnical engineering who also have interests in collaborative research. Potential areas of research interest include but are not limited to: sustainable geo-infrastructure, environmental geotechnics, biogeotechnics, geotechnical hazards engineering, geotechnical flood protection systems, geotechnical impacts of climate change, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration, and other new frontiers in geotechnical engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will: 1) establish an externally funded research program in geotechnical engineering and related areas; 2) advise, mentor, train, and support graduate and undergraduate students in research and professional development; 3) work with regional and government agencies on basic and applied research; 4) work on interdisciplinary teams to tackle pressing problems in geotechnical engineering; and 5) promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, College, and University.

About Howard University:
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university comprised of 14 schools and colleges.
Students pursue 143 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.
Howard is a leader in STEM fields. The National Science Foundation has ranked Howard as the top producer of African American undergraduates who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees. The University also boasts nationally ranked programs in social work, business and communications.
The University's motto Veritas et Utilitas, Truth and Service, represents a key part of our identity. The more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students dedicate hundreds of hours each year to service in nearby LeDroit Park, around the nation and throughout the world. Over the U.S. Peace Corps' 50-year history, more than 200 Howard graduates have served as volunteers around the globe, the highest number among historically Black colleges.

Qualifications Required:
• An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
• Promise in success in securing competitive external funding.
• Success in scientific/engineering research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.
• Capacity and ability for excellence in teaching and mentoring.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, College, and University.
• Hold a PE license or the ability to obtain one.

How to Apply:
Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a statement on the applicants contribution to diversity, and contact information for five references.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Lorraine
Fleming, and submitted electronically as a single PDF file to 

For full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM EST on March 1, 2023. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled. The proposed start date is August 16, 2023.

Howard University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment as well as in its
education programs and activities. To maintain a workplace in which all employees are treated
with respect and decency, Howard University prohibits any discrimination or harassment based
on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation,
family status and responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, gender
identity, or expression, genetic information, matriculation, unemployed

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