The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of geotechnical engineering. This position is intended to support ongoing Department growth in the broader thematic areas of Infrastructure Risk Mitigation, Sustainable Urban Systems, and Water Security.
Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, and professional development in geotechnical engineering that could contribute to one or more of the following areas: (a) characterization of natural and/or anthropogenic infrastructure hazards, risk assessment, and risk mitigation; (b) resilience and sustainability of urban systems and critical infrastructure; (c) energy-related applications; and (d) sensing and data analytics of geotechnical systems.
Applications for appointments at any level will be considered (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), with preference given to early-career applicants. Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, or a closely related field, by the date of hire and should be active researchers with promise in developing and maintaining an extramurally supported research program, publishing and disseminating research findings, and serving as leaders at the forefront of their field. As part of their educational responsibilities, the candidate is expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and teach lecture and/or laboratory courses. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to lead and/or participate in major interdisciplinary research projects.
UCLA is a dynamic urban university with a strong commitment to collaborative excellence. The Department hosts highly-selective undergraduate and graduate programs, and is engaged in various research collaborations, both within engineering and with a spectrum of departments and programs at UCLA, across the UC system, and with other universities and across industrial sectors. Our close collaboration with the Garrick Institute for Risk Sciences, a world-class multidisciplinary research institute, is likely to be particularly important for this search.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.
The Department is committed to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate and undergraduate student populations (https://diversity.ucla.edu/support-diversity-programs). The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
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