Assistant Professor- Ocean Resources- Fall 2022

Austin, Texas
negotiable, includes start-up funding
Oct 15, 2021
Nov 14, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
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Closing Date: Until Filled, Review of applications to begin on December 1

Field of Specialization: Sustainable Use of Ocean Resources

Job Description: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek candidates with research experience and interests in the sustainable use of ocean resources.  The selected candidate will have expertise in deterministic and/or stochastic computational modeling that supports one or more of these areas: (i) sustainable extractive activities related to energy generation, food, mining and other non-living resources; (ii) under-explored physical processes and phenomena that define and influence atmospheric, oceanographic and seafloor interactions with engineered or natural offshore systems; (iii) climate-related hazards and sustainability challenges, and effects of ocean-centered activity on the built environment and on coastal human populations and marine ecosystems.  Computational modelers who also conduct experiments and/or collaborate with experimentalists are encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population in the CAEE department, develop a sustainable sponsored research program, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds within and outside of the CAEE department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession. Though preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor rank, truly exceptional candidates at higher ranks will also be considered.

The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service activities.

The CAEE department has over 55 faculty and is currently ranked amongst the top five graduate and undergraduate programs in both civil and environmental engineering by US News and World Report. Faculty in CAEE have access to state-of-the-art, internationally recognized research and computational facilities, including the Center for Water and the Environment, the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Marine Science Institute, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

Applicant Instructions:  Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or other relevant discipline at the time of application. Interested and qualified individuals should submit materials in electronic form to Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021.

Requested materials:

  1. Cover letter — the cover letter should be addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.
  2. Curriculum Vitae—including academic and professional experience and a list of publications.
  3. Statement of Research—including past research accomplishments and outlining areas of technical expertise directed toward the sustainable use of ocean resources and complement the department’s strategic plan and vision (available at
  4. Statement of Teaching — including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests.
  5. Statement describing past contributions and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion (DEI) through research, teaching, and/or service. The Cockrell School’s DEI plan is available at
  6. The names and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three references for assistant professors.  Higher ranks must provide at least five references.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. A security-sensitive background check will be conducted on applicants selected for the position. 

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