Assistant Professor position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering
San Diego State University
September 28, 2018
San Diego, California
Full Time - Experienced
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence and/or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, and professional development in geotechnical engineering that could contribute to one or more of the following areas: (a) soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, (b) geoenvironmental engineering, (c) energy-related geotechnics, and (d) reservoir / deep strata geomechanics.
Applicants must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline, and an Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical Engineering, Geological Engineering, or Geomechanics specialty, by the date of hire, and should be active researchers who will develop and maintain an extramurally supported research program, publish and disseminate research findings, and serve as leaders at the forefront of their field. The candidate is expected to instruct and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and in research.
The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department is one of the four departments in the College of Engineering at SDSU with EAC, ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs (the latter is offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego through the Joint Doctoral Program).
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, which embraces the teacher-scholar model. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU seeks applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2019. Applicants must apply by submitting a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), and names and contact information of five individuals that can provide a professional assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this position. References will only be contacted for the sub-set of applicants selected for interviews. Applicants are encouraged to address past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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About San Diego State University
The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering has 15 faculty members with specialties in construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. The Department offers B.S. degrees in civil, environmental, and construction engineering, an M.S. degree, and a joint Ph.D. degree with the University of California at San Diego. All CCEE programs are accredited by ABET. The faculty is committed to effective teaching and externally funded research. Additional information is available at http://ccee.sdsu.edu.sdsu, may be virtually visited at http://www.sdsu.edu.