The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman, WA announces an opening for one full-time tenure-track faculty position in the general area of sustainable, smart, and resilient infrastructural systems at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with a focus on emerging approaches to the design, construction, assessment, retrofit, and preservation of civil infrastructural systems and their interactions with the environment. This coordinated hire is designed to support our departmental strategic plan addressing needs of the built and natural environments in the context of aging infrastructure and climate change. Those with evidence of a strong multidisciplinary interest will have the opportunity to join like-minded faculty in the new PACCAR Environmental Technologies Building. A culture of multidisciplinary research with a diverse group of faculty and students is valued.
Duties: The successful candidate must have demonstrable evidence of interaction with other disciplines, such as environmental science and engineering, electrical engineering, data systems, computational science, economics, health, and/or the social sciences. He/she will be expected to provide strong teaching and mentorship to a diverse student body, primarily teaching classes in the areas of sustainable infrastructure design, engineering, and construction. We are seeking candidates with strong core fundamentals of design and engineering, and help strengthen the department with research at the intersection of sustainable design of built environment, sustainable materials and systems, and resilient infrastructure.
Examples of desirable areas of research include (1) reliability analysis of civil infrastructure, (2) performance-based design, sensing, and analysis to promote safe, durable, sustainable, and reliable infrastructure, (3) development of multifunctional materials and members for smart and green infrastructure, (4) multiscale infrastructure interactions and computational modeling, (5) civil infrastructure risk assessment, (6) low impact development design, and (7) life cycle analysis and assessment.
The successful candidate will be expected to complement existing research strengths within the program, such as the Institute for Sustainable Design, Washington State Transportation Research Center (TRAC), the Composite Materials Engineering Center (CMEC), the Washington Center for Asphalt Technology (WCAT), Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO), the State of Washington Water Research Center, the Smart Structures Lab, Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, Laboratory for Advanced & Sustainable Cementitious Materials, the Geotechnical Laboratory, and the Hydro Lab.
Washington State University is a Land Grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students distributed across six campuses located in Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, and the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick), Everett, and Global. There are seven colleges offering doctoral degrees in 44 disciplines; masters and bachelors degrees are offered in 55 areas of study. WSU is one of the largest residential universities in the West. Close collaborations also exist with the University of Idaho, which is also a Land Grant Research University of 12,500 students located just eight miles to the east of the main Pullman campus. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program. Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of five rapidly growing departments within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. The Department (cee.wsu.edu) currently has 26 tenure track faculty members, including two Regents Professors, three endowed professorships, two Young Investigator and Early Career awardees, and many fellows of professional organizations. The department has approximately 550 undergraduate students and an active research program, with nearly $8 million in extramural funding and current enrollments of about 140 full-time graduate students.
WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The college of engineering and architecture is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
LIFE ON THE PALOUSE:
Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com.