[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Nov 2 20:16:32 MST 2015

 *Position Title*:
Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering (id:29468)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
*Bargaining Unit*:
*# of Months*:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIE) at the
University of Maine (UMaine) invites applications for a tenure track
position in geotechnical engineering. Applicants are required to hold B.S.
and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline, with
a specialization in geotechnical engineering by the date of hire. Expertise
areas of interest include, but are not limited to, soil-structure
interaction, sustainability in geotechnical engineering, reliability-based
geotechnical design, offshore geotechnics, coastal resilience, numerical
simulations, physical modeling, and geomechanics. The position is expected
to be filled at the level of Assistant Professor. A successful candidate
will be expected to either have, or be eligible to obtain, licensure as a
registered professional engineer (PE).
*Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:

Candidates will be expected to engage in instruction of fundamental and
applied geotechnical engineering courses at both the undergraduate and
graduate levels and enhance the Department’s existing curriculum; establish
and maintain a nationally-competitive funded research program; author
high-quality peer-reviewed publications; train M.S. and Ph.D. students, and
actively engage in service to the profession, university, and state.
Information about the CIE Department can be found at www.civil.umaine.edu.
The successful candidate will join a small, dynamic engineering program
dedicated to high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service where faculty
support work-life integration.

UMaine is the primary graduate-degree granting institution in the state.
The university is Maine’s designated Land Grant and Sea Grant institution,
with a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity University. A
number of interdisciplinary research centers and institutes at the
university afford excellent opportunities for collaborative research. These
include Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), Aquaculture
Research Institute, Climate Change Institute, Darling Marine Center,
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, and
National Center for Geographical Information & Analysis. As part of
ASCC-led offshore renewable energy initiative, a new state-of-the-art
Wind-Wave Basin experimental facility (http://composites.umaine.edu/w2/)
was established in 2015. Furthermore, UMaine Advanced Computing Group
offers significant computational resources to support high performance
computing, advanced data storage and management, as well as visualization.

Appropriate background checks are required.

All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and
procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings,
and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety
Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position".  You will need to
create a profile and application; upload 1)submit a cover letter describing
your background and how you would contribute to the research and teaching
mission of the department 2) a resume/curriculum vitae which fully
describes your qualifications and experiences, 3) statement of teaching
philosophy, 4) statement of research interests, and provide contact
information for three professional references.  *Incomplete application
materials cannot be considered. **General correspondence regarding this
position should be sent to hiring at maine.edu <hiring at maine.edu>. Review of
candidates for the position will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until
the position is filled. Applications received after January 15, 2016 will
be considered at the discretion of the University and incomplete
applications cannot be considered. The anticipated start date for the
position is August 2016.*

As an NSF ADVANCE institution, UMaine is committed to diversity in our
workforce and to dual-career couples. It is our intention to create an
environment that is inclusive of all individuals. Therefore, UMaine aspires
to become a more diverse community in order to extend its enriching
benefits to all participants. An essential feature of our community is an
environment that supports exploration, learning, and work free from bias
and harassment, thereby improving the growth and development of each member
of the community.

*The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.*
Academic Year (Sept-May)
*Required Documents*:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy
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