Marine Geotechnics & Geo-Structures Assistant Professor

University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire
Competitive Salary
Oct 29, 2021
Nov 28, 2021
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Marine Geotechnics & Geo-Structures Assistant Professor

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position                                      

Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of Marine Geotechnics and Geo-Structures.

The candidate is expected to: teach existing courses and develop new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and actively participate in service and outreach activities.

The review process will be started immediately. However, for full consideration, applications must be received by
December 17, 2021. All applicants should apply online at  Applicants will be required to submit the following five documents:

  1. A letter of interest
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching
  4. A statement of research
  5. A statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  6. Names and contact information for three references

These documents should be submitted as Adobe Acrobat files labeled “LastName_FirstName_DocumentType.pdf”. In addition, the names and contact information of at least three references will need to be provided.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications                

The successful candidate should have experience in team-based, interdisciplinary research and be prepared to work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders representing a wide range of expertise and interests. The successful candidate will be able to work productively with colleagues and students from various backgrounds and identities and contribute to an inclusive and welcoming departmental climate. An earned Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate in civil engineering or a closely related field is required, with professional registration expected prior to tenure. Applicants with professional experience are encouraged.

Additional Preferred Qualifications                 

Successful candidates for this position will have expertise in one or more areas of marine geotechnics and geo-structures. Areas of interests include but are not limited to offshore geotechnics, in-situ and laboratory sediment characterization, ocean energy systems, sediment-structure or wave-sediment interactions, geo-environmental processes, or geo-hazards. These research topics have a wide range of applications including coastal and offshore infrastructure (e.g., wind turbine foundations and moorings, renewable energy systems, oil and gas processes, and geo-structures for sustainable seafood), submarine pipelines, and disaster evaluation, mitigation, and risk assessment (e.g., coastal erosion, submarine landslides, and tsunamis).

Salary Information                                        

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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