Job opportunities

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October 6, 2017

Assistant Professor in Intelligent Transportation System & Data Analytics, Position# 50048491

Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the general area of transportation engineering with an emphasis on Intelligent Transportation Systems beginning August 1, 2018.

The Civil and Chemical Engineering Department (, part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers ABET-EAC accredited B.S.Ch. E. and B.S.C.E. degrees.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background and interest in algorithms, modeling, data analytics and/or software systems as they apply to crash avoidance and vehicle control systems, transportation systems modeling, cyber-security, agent-based modeling of transportation systems, human-machine interfaces, autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, analysis of large-scale transportation datasets, sustainable management of roads and bridges, or cyber-physical systems in transportation.  The position is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • Doctorate in Civil Engineering or closely-related field.
  • Ability to teach introductory/advanced courses in Civil Engineering.
  • Ability to conduct high-quality research supported by externally attracted and funded grants, teaching, and professional development.
  • Ability to teach using a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction.
  • Ability to reach goals specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For complete position description and submission instructions, go to

October 6, 2017

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Open Rank Faculty Positions, College of Engineering,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty positions; all ranks will be considered. The Department seeks to expand its expertise in emerging interdisciplinary areas that are critical in addressing global challenges through innovative education and research. Desired areas of expertise for the positions are:

1.Optimization and Life-Cycle Performance for Large-Scale Structural Systems: Advanced computational simulations and experimental testing methods for design optimization and life-cycle performance assessment of large-scale structures and infrastructure. Areas of desired expertise include but are not limited to: dynamic response and fluid-structure interaction of special and long-span bridges, high-rise buildings, coastal structures, wind turbines and off-shore structures; modular, morphing, adaptive and tensegrity structural systems; innovative designs for large-scale structures and infrastructure using topology optimization; and additive manufacturing and 3D printing applied to large-scale structures.

2.Geoengineering for Sustainable Urban and Off-Shore Development: Foundation and infrastructure development, modeling, design, maintenance, reuse and renewal in congested urban environments and in offshore settings. Advancement of smart geo-infrastructure, onshore and offshore energy foundations, shallow geothermal applications, and deep geo-energy development. Analytical, experimental, and numerical study of soil-structure interaction and design of onshore and offshore foundations to improve infrastructure resilience to extreme events and geohazards.  Modeling of shallow and deep geo-energy applications for energy production, gas sequestration, and waste storage.

3.Synthetic Biology for Environmental Solutions: Creation of innovative solutions for bioenergy, resource recovery, and emerging public health concerns by leveraging synthetic or molecular biology tools (e.g., high throughput DNA synthesis), novel biological systems (e.g., genetic circuits, enzymes, genetically engineered microbes), fundamental biological and chemical concepts, artificial intelligence, and big data science, as well as collaborations in Computer Science, Public Health, or related fields.

4.Emerging Construction Materials for Buildings and Pavements: Design and implementation of innovative materials to enable sustainable and functional civil infrastructure. Areas of desired expertise include but are not limited to: smart materials that enable adaptive, multi-functional, self-healing, energy harvesting, phase changing or sensing properties; sustainable materials including alternative cements and binders, advanced polymer or asphalt composites, and materials with enhanced durability; and materials that promote emerging construction practice such as additive manufacturing and automated construction processes.

5.Sustainable and Smart Infrastructure and Multimodal Transportation: Planning, design, construction, monitoring, management, and control of complex infrastructure systems and multimodal transportation for enhanced efficiency, resilience, and sustainability; integration of engineering fundamentals and principles, interdisciplinary approaches, and emerging technologies (e.g., high-performance computing, automation, robotics, networked sensing, data analytics) to address new opportunities such as smart infrastructure systems (e.g., roads, structures, electricity, water) and autonomous and connected transportation.

The department further invites qualified senior candidates for an Endowed Chair in Climate-Driven Risks to Natural and Built Environments in the Age of Big Data funded under the $100-million Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative ( The area focuses on topics related to air, water, and/or earth surface and subsurface modeling to characterize and pose solutions to problems including, but not limited to, increase in demand for energy, variability in extreme hydroclimatic events, ecosystem and climate changes, climate-driven migration, interactions between natural and built environment, and emergence and control of environmental pathogens associated with climate change and human activities.

The closing date for full consideration for these positions is  November 24, 2017. For complete information about these opportunities, and submission instructions, go to

September 27, 2017

Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 

The College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(UMBC), invites applications for Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The Chair, reporting directly to
the Dean of the College, is responsible for planning and implementation of educational and research programs;
professional development of faculty, staff, and students; ABET accreditation and campus assessment processes; and
oversight of departmental operations, management, and budgeting. The Chair is expected to be an active College and
campus leader, partnering with units inside and outside the university to strengthen the institutional mission. The final
candidate must have demonstrated administrative experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability
to mentor and support faculty and staff, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and accomplished leader who can bring a vision for invigorating and
expanding the educational, research, and service efforts of the department, striving to substantially expand the external
funding, publication rate, and national visibility of the department’s research activities. Candidates must have an earned
PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited university, and a record of scholarship
and educational accomplishments commensurate with an appointment as a tenured Professor in a public research

Required application materials are: (1) a cover letter stating your interest in this position, (2) a CV, (3) a statement regarding administrative
accomplishments and leadership style appropriate in a public research university, and (4) a list of three references (that
includes their name, telephone number and email address) who are able to comment on both academic qualification and
administrative/management capabilities. To receive full consideration, please submit your application by November 15,
2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A start date of January 2018 is anticipated, but a
later start date, up to August 2018, may be negotiated. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer and highly
encourages applications from veterans, minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities.

For complete information, and to submit your application electronically, visit the website at

September 26, 2017

Director, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University

The Iowa State University College of Engineering ( invites external applications for the position of the Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), an internationally recognized center for R&D in NDE established in 1985. The appointment will be at a tenured/tenure-track full-time faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor in relevant department(s) in the College of Engineering. Working with outstanding personnel, the CNDE Director will provide the creative vision and leadership to advance the center’s scientific and engineering R&D program.

Applicants must have an earned doctoral degree in a related area and a proven track record of scholarly NDE R&D, activities including grant and contract successes, and demonstrated expertise with planning, leading and growing successful multi-investigator research initiatives.

The application process requires submission of the following: 1) Two page cover letter including statements of research and leadership philosophy and addressing the required and preferred qualifications, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contact information of three references. For any questions, please contact Associate Dean for Research Arun Somani ( Screening of applicants will begin on October 26 and continue until the position is filled. The expectation is that the applicant would begin work at ISU in spring 2018. For more details and to apply for the position please visit

September 22, 2017

Biomedical Engineering Lecturer at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

The Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) Department at the University of Tennessee ( is seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate for a full-time, non-tenure-track, lecturer position in biomedical engineering.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: All outstanding candidates with engineering expertise relevant to areas of biomedical engineering will be considered. Candidates applying for this position are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, or a related field of engineering, is required. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and a solid commitment to innovative teaching effectiveness, including both traditional and technology-enabled pedagogies. Applications demonstrating appropriate industrial experience and suitable academic backgrounds are also welcomed.

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date of the new position is January 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with the position and experience of the applicant, and highly competitive with Top-25 institutions. Applications should include: (1) a concise letter of intent outlining the applicant’s research and teaching goals; (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching interests; and (4) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.

For more information, see details at

September 16, 2017

Assistant Professor of Engineering – Civil Concentration at Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Engineering in the Department of Engineering and Physics to begin August 2018. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate engineering and physics courses, student advising and mentoring, and departmental and institutional service. The teaching load is twelve contact hours per week including laboratories and project supervision. Ongoing professional development and scholarly activity are also expected; particularly work that includes collaboration with undergraduate research students. The department has an ABET ( accredited program in Engineering with six concentrations available, including a new Civil Concentration. Candidates will teach courses in support of all engineering students including a multi-disciplinary Introduction to Engineering course.

A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering is required. Expertise in structural engineering and teaching experience preferred.

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College offers its 1,900 students more than 47 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies. Driven by its commitment to “Educate for Service,” Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives and nurtures the capacity for lives of purpose and leadership as global citizens. For more information, consult To apply use the following link:

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May 19, 2017

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Engineering at Campbell University

The School of Engineering at Campbell University ( seeks a Chemical Engineering Faculty to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, beginning January 2018.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or Ph.D. in Biological Engineering with a strong chemical engineering background from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.  Background in pharmaceuticals with a specialty in fermentation and/or biological separations. Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing, best practices, and FDA regulation.

Campbell University founded a new School of Engineering in 2016 that offers the Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering with concentrations in Mechanical Engineering (with a manufacturing focus) and Chemical Engineering (with a pharmaceutical focus). The program utilizes an innovative hands-on, project-based approach to engineering education to ensure a strong foundation in engineering fundamentals while providing flexibility through multiple concentrations and collaborations with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, multiple health science programs, and the College of Arts and Science, among others.  This position intends to assist with development and implementation of the junior and senior years of the chemical engineering concentration for the program, to include lecture courses and laboratory experiences.  The position offers a unique opportunity for a scholar to provide leadership in building an innovative engineering program and in building the prominence of the new School and the University.  Candidates must be committed to undergraduate engineering education; support the Christian mission of the University; and be dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students, and scholarship.

Review of applications will begin August 1 and continue until the position is filled.  Campbell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

See this link to view the position advertisement and to apply: