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Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University

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School of Engineering and Applied Science

Faculty Position in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Appointments at the assistant professor, associate professor and full professor levels will be considered. 

Applications are specifically sought in the general field of Fluid Mechanics with particular emphasis on:  Computational Fluid Dynamics in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Experimental Methods, Wind Engineering, Air Pollutant Dispersion, Energy Related Applications, Building Physics (airflow and natural ventilation).  

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment.  Applicants at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor without tenure levels must have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively.   Applicants at the tenured level (Associate or Full Professor) must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research accomplishments, excellent teaching credentials and established leadership in the field.

The successful candidate should contribute to the advancement of the department in these areas by developing an externally funded research program, contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department and is expected to establish multidisciplinary research and educational collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University.  The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

For additional information and to apply, please see: or Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a publication list, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research/teaching interests and plans, contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. The position will close no sooner than February 28, 2016, and will remain open until filled.

Applicants can consult for more information about the department.  Columbia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the quality of faculty life.


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