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Structural Engineering Faculty Position

Structural Engineering Faculty Position

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for one or more tenure-line faculty positions in the general area of structural engineering. The position is open to all ranks. The Department seeks candidates who have demonstrated outstanding research in areas that align with the strategic research thrusts of the Department and the College of Engineering. Research thrusts relevant to this position include, but are not limited to, autonomous and adaptive systems, sustainability, and resilience. Beyond the specific areas of research interest, the candidate’s intellectual depth and promise in both research and teaching are of the highest priority. Individuals having demonstrated the ability to collaborate across disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a dynamic group with 30 tenure-line faculty, annual research expenditures exceeding 10 million dollars, 33,000 peer-reviewed paper citations indexed by Thomson’s Web of Science, and U.S. News and World Report rankings of 14th at the undergraduate level and 22nd for the Civil Engineering graduate program. The Department’s faculty has received a number of prestigious honors including 6 NSF CAREER awards and NAE membership. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty in multidisciplinary projects through the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Institute for Cyberscience, Larson Transportation Institute, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Sustainability Institute, Protective Technology Center, Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Laboratory, among others. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $840 million annually. The university is also one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis.

Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline. Candidates will be expected to engage in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of structural engineering and enhance the Department’s existing curriculum.

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file including curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, up to three relevant publications, and names, affiliations, and contact information of three references.

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Applications received by November 30, 2014 will receive full consideration, though review will continue until the position(s) is filled. The position(s) is anticipated to begin in August, 2015.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


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