Director, Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time

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Director, Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory

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Job Description Summary

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University invites applicants for the Director of the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory ( ASEL ). ASEL is a newly constructed, 41,500-square-foot, $22 million laboratory that includes a high-bay laboratory with specially engineered floors and walls capable of handling extreme loads; a 4,700-cubic-foot geotechnical test chamber located within the strong floor; a concrete materials research and testing laboratory; an extreme wind loads testing facility, and includes approximately 2,500 square feet of office and collaboration spaces for faculty and graduate students. ASEL operates within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and its researchers are also charged to work with other affiliated research and education centers across the University.

The ASEL Director is expected to provide leadership to ASEL while maintaining an externally funded research program featuring large-scale structural engineering experimental work. The ASEL Director will also provide undergraduate- or graduate-level instruction and engage in university and professional service commensurate with research and ASEL Director responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the area of structural engineering at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, or a non-tenured Professor of Practice commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess many of the following qualifications:

A doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited program at the time employment begins with an emphasis in structural engineering.

A minimum of 12 years of experience in structural engineering research with a demonstrated record of accomplishment, significant achievement, and leadership.

Status as a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Structural Engineer (S.E.) is desired.

A demonstrated ability to secure funding from various sources such as federal agencies, state agencies, industry, and other organizations.

Ability to successfully form and lead multidisciplinary teams.

A demonstrated ability in providing undergraduate- or graduate-level instruction is desired.

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to work across multiple constituencies.

Ability to maintain an inclusive culture that values research, education, outreach, and diversity.

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin, and must continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application packages should include curriculum vitae and a letter of interest including a vision for leading the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory ( ASEL ) at Auburn University. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty status is negotiable within the allowable position title requirements. Depending on experience, qualifications, and interest, the successful candidate may be appointed as either a tenure-track faculty member or as a non-tenure-track faculty member.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are highly encouraged to submit their materials to the address below by 11/15/2021 to ensure optimal consideration. For more details about the College, please see For additional University information go to

Electronic submission of all nominations and applications are encouraged. Those with interest should submit curriculum vitae and letter of application as it relates to the position to:

Search Committee – Director, Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Attention: Managing Director, Breckenridge Partners

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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