Faculty opening at the University of Minnesota

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of (1) physical-chemical processes related to environmental systems and (2) energy-environment implications of transportation. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong core fundamentals that allow them to easily move across disciplinary boundaries and become involved in department, university, and national interdisciplinary research opportunities. The positions are expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at other ranks will be considered.

We are seeking individuals with strong academic background and research potential in (1) environmental engineering and (2) transportation engineering. Some areas of particular interest for (1) include sensor development and deployment in the environment, environmental modeling, sustainability, and advanced water treatment systems. Some areas of particular interest for (2) include measurement and analysis of human-infrastructure interactions, design solutions for reducing transportation’s footprint, and traffic flow theory and modeling. Other areas of environmental engineering and transportation engineering also will be considered. Candidates will be expected to initiate and maintain a strong externally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include existing undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as the opportunity to develop new courses in specialty areas. An earned doctorate is required at the time of the appointment.

Applications must be completed online at http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=115012
for a tenure-track position or
for a tenured position. Include a letter of intent, CV with a list of publications, complete contact information for three references, and statement of teaching and research interests. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2013. Applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2014.

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota is affiliated with St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and Center for Transportation Studies, and its faculty are involved with several major research centers, including BioTechnology Institute, Institute on the Environment, and EOLOS Wind Energy Research Consortium. Civil Engineering is one of twelve departments within the College of Science Engineering, which offers outstanding opportunity for interdisciplinary research due to the unique combination of mathematics, science, and engineering in one college. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.