Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Geotechnical Engineering

Columbus, Ohio
Not specified
Sep 29, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. Areas of interest broadly include, but are not limited to smart sustainable geo-systems; geo-hazard sensing and modeling; risk and resilience of geo-systems; energy foundations; ground improvement; geosynthetics; geoenvironmental engineering; coastal geotechnics; biogeotechnics; and areas at the intersection of geotechnical engineering and infrastructure equity. Methodologies of interest include, but are not limited to, geomechanics and advanced physics-based computational modeling; characterization of properties and phenomena by experimental, in-situ testing, remote sensing and geophysical methods; and advanced data science/analytics in geotechnics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complement existing department strengths around climate alterations and resilience, public health exposure of the built environment, energy systems management, and data collection and analytics.

Expectations for the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering; establishing and sustaining an active, externally-funded research program toward national and international recognition in the field; advising graduate and undergraduate students; and engaging in outreach and service activities with communities, professional organizations and the university. The successful candidate should be prepared to collaborate across disciplines and work with diverse communities and faculty. The faculty position is full time (9-month) and starts in August 2022.

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field prior to the start date of the appointment; an established record of research commensurate with prior training and specialization; evidence of potential for developing a nationally recognized research program; and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and an ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students. Candidates applying for the associate or full professor rank in addition must meet OSU’s criteria for appointment to the rank and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and service and a nationally/internationally recognized research track record including a record of securing external funding. Desired qualifications include professional experience such as post-doctoral and other research positions in academia, national labs, and industry in related fields; demonstrated experience collaborating on interdisciplinary initiatives; experience working with diverse populations and commitment to diversity/inclusivity; and professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain registration.

The CEGE department at Ohio State is a cohesive unit of recognized leaders in professional and academic circles who are dedicated to educating tomorrow’s leaders. The faculty includes 28 tenure-track members, 2 research professors, 4 professors of practice and 7 associated faculty members. The Department faculty are a diverse group of educators and scholars who engage in, and place high value upon, interdisciplinary practices. Recent prestigious honors include NSF Career awards and induction to the National Academy of Engineering. Departmental faculty are actively engaged with the College of Public Health, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Schools of Earth Science and Environment and Natural Resources, Sustainability Institute (SI), Translational Data Analytics Institute (TDAI), Ohio Water Resource Center (Ohio WRC), and state agencies headquartered in Columbus.

The Ohio State University, a land-grant university, and a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. OSU is located in Columbus, which is the 14th largest city in the country with a metropolitan population of over 2 million. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals, and the state’s capitol. The city was named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intelligent Community Forum, called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. Columbus is home to multiple dynamic arts districts. Read more at (Experience Columbus).

To apply: Please submit your application in a single book-marked PDF file via Academic Jobs Online at (Open Rank) or (Assistant Professor). The PDF should contain in this order: (i) a cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) diversity statement (describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of the areas of scholarship, instruction and outreach), (iv) statement of research (describe the evolution of research, highlight research accomplishments, and provide a clear vision for future research) and (v) statement of teaching interests, and (vi) names and contact information of five references commensurate with the rank sought. For questions regarding this position, contact Dr. Abdollah Shafieezadeh Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled.