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Assistant Professor(s) - Civil

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Assistant Professor(s) - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Job #: 077386
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $100,000-$125,000
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
Syracuse University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is seeking applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions with an emphasis on modeling and design of resilient and sustainable civil and environmental infrastructure and developing innovative techniques to improve the resilience of civil and environmental infrastructure to a changing climate. It is anticipated that one of these positions will be in civil engineering disciplines and the other will be in environmental engineering disciplines. Please specify which position is of interest in your application. The expected start date for these positions is August 2024.

The successful candidates are expected to contribute to the CEE Department's research and educational missions by developing sponsored research programs, engaging in mentoring and teaching of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, serving on Department and College committees, participating in course and curriculum development, assisting with ABET and Middle States accreditations, helping with student recruitment and retention, and involvement in professional societies and public engagement. Candidates who hold professional licensure (e.g., PE, SE, LEED) or have relevant industry background are particularly welcome to apply.

Candidates for the civil engineering position should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in civil engineering at the time of appointment and have demonstrated experience in the development of multi-scale analytical, experimental, numerical and/or simulation modeling approach to assess the effect of climate change and its impact on existing infrastructure. Applicants with expertise in the applications of sensor technologies, monitoring infrastructure health and condition, artificial intelligence, machine and deep learning, and digital twins techniques for retrofitting existing and designing new sustainable infrastructure to mitigate climate impacts are especially welcome. The successful candidate should be able to work on multi-disciplinary teams of scholars with diverse backgrounds, teach an undergraduate geotechnical engineering course and develop new active, experiential, and project-based courses in their area of expertise.

Candidates for the environmental engineering position should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in environmental engineering or a related discipline at the time of appointment and have a proven track record in developing innovative experimental and/or computational methods aimed at bolstering the sustainability and resilience of environmental systems under current and future stressors. Example areas of desired expertise include development of advanced sensor technologies for monitoring and management of environmental systems; engineering or natural processes for mitigation of greenhouse gases or effects of climate change; and data driven approaches for waste management, pollution control, and resource recovery. The successful candidates should be able to establish interdisciplinary research and educational partnerships across campus, teach and develop courses using active, experiential, and project-based approaches, and contribute to fostering a collaborative and inclusive academic environment.
The CEE Department at Syracuse University currently has 18 full-time faculty members engaging in teaching and research in the areas of construction, environmental, geotechnical, and structural engineering. There are approximately 230 undergraduate and 60 graduate students in our civil and environmental programs. The department offers ABET accredited B.S. degrees in both Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as Middle States accredited M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The department also has a joint graduate level certificate program in Public Infrastructure Management and Leadership with Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. CEE students also have the opportunities to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Administration.

Both these positions offer a competitive salary, an attractive benefits package and opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. Syracuse University is strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity. Women, members of minorities and candidates from groups historically under-represented in CEE and/or with experience in mentoring students from these groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

  • A doctoral degree at the time of appointment with experience in research and teaching in the areas specified above.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Applicants who hold professional licensures, embrace DEIA, and are able work on multi-disciplinary teams to advance the missions of the University are especially welcome.
  • These faculty hires are expected to establish successful research programs and to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Develop sponsored research programs.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Hold regular office hours.
  • Serve on Department and College committees.
  • Participate in course and curriculum development.
  • Assist with ABET and Middle States accreditations.
  • Help with student recruitment and retention.
  • Involve in professional societies and public engagement.
  • Work with students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds to advance the research and educational missions of the Department.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

Application Deadline:
Full Consideration By:
Open Until Filled: No
Priority Consideration: 12/01/2023

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