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Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Penn State
Job Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job Number: REQ_0000016274


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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at The Pennsylvania State University ispleased to announce a search for a tenure track or tenured Faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering.

Candidateswith expertise in all areas of geotechnical, geomechanical, and geoenvironmental engineering areinvited to apply, and in particular candidates with demonstrated strengths to address infrastructurechallenges and developments with significant societal impacts. The ideal candidate should demonstrate intellectual depth and promise for high-quality research as well
as a commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals with demonstrated abilities to collaborateacross disciplines also are encouraged to apply.

The CEE Department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 38 faculty members, 17 research scientists,annual research expenditures of $18M, and U.S. News and World Report rankings of 13th and 20th,respectively, for undergraduate and graduate programs in civil engineering. Department facultymembers have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, 12 NSF CAREERawards, and one NAE membership. Penn State is one of the nation's leading research universitieswith research expenditures over $1 billion annually. Penn State also has substantial outlets for interdisciplinary research throughthe Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Materials Research Institute, Institutefor Computational and Data Sciences, and Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Please see for additional information about the department.

The College of Engineering is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming community that ispursuing engineering education, research, and community engagement with the power to inspire change andimpact tomorrow. The College is also committed to work-life balance, a strong appreciation fordiversity and inclusion, and family-friendly programs for faculty.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in civil engineering or related field at the start of theappointment. Candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor should have a strong track record of success in teaching, research, and service.Candidates seeking the rank of Full Professor should have, in addition, a research track record that distinguishes them as a leader in the profession.

In addition, the preferred candidate should have demonstrated teaching experiencethrough academic courses, professional conference presentations, outreach, or related activities. The successful applicant is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and todevelop a research program leading to national and international recognition.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching and researchinterests that also reflects how contributions will advance Penn State's Commitment toInclusion, Equity, and Diversity
  • Up to three journal publications
  • Contact information for three references.

For full consideration, applicationsshould be received no later than September 20, 2021. Review of applications will continue throughOctober 31, 2021. Apply to job at

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with Universitypolicies.

State College, Pennsylvania, has been voted repeatedly as one of the most desirable and safestplaces to live in the United States.

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