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Faculty Opening in Civil Engineering at JHU

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The Department of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor who will strengthen existing departmental efforts in Structures and/or Mechanics of Materials and complement efforts in Systems. 

Particular emphasis will be placed on candidates that (a) have significant depth in engineering mechanics, (b) interest in stochastic methods, and (c) take a modern view of how to apply that technical depth in advanced experimentation and/or multi-scale, multi-physics models to solve problems such as increasing the take-up of new materials in civil engineering; creating next-generation structures for energy production; improving the sustainability of buildings and other infrastructure components; creating resilient structures for extreme environments or under multi-hazards; or rehabilitating ageing civil materials and infrastructure. The Department is flexible with respect to the candidate’s chosen sub-discipline(s) - this flexibility represents a fundamental aspect of the academic culture at Johns Hopkins.

The successful candidate will be a catalyst for collaborations both within, and outside of, the
Department. The candidate is expected to provide dynamic leadership in his/her field and interact with
the professional community, as well as excel in the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses
and develop/sustain a world-class externally funded research program. An earned doctoral degree in
civil engineering or a closely related field is required; professional registration is desirable.

The successful candidate will join ten other faculty in civil engineering whose research
broadly covers the areas of Structures, Mechanics of Materials, and Systems; see  for
additional details. The Department has approximately 60 undergraduate students and 50 graduate
students, nearly all of whom are Ph.D. candidates. The Department maintains laboratories for graduate
research in structural, geotechnical, and computational materials engineering. The University is
renowned for its academic freedom, and the position offers a unique opportunity for individuals with a
commitment to scholarly research and education.

All applications should be submitted electronically (review of applications begins 1 January
2013) as a single PDF document to: Applicants should send their curriculum
vitae, teaching and research statements, and a list of at least three references. Address all
correspondence to Benjamin W. Schafer, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, The Johns Hopkins
University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21218. Women and minorities are strongly
encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA employer. 

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