Professor in Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics

Clemson, South Carolina
Jan 06, 2022
Apr 06, 2022
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Bob Benmosche Endowed Professor in Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences

Clemson University

Clemson University recently created the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (SCEEES) that houses the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (EEES). SCEEES is home to 43 tenure/tenure track faculty, more than 220 graduate students, and 550 undergraduates. The School has established growing expertise in the following four thematic areas: Smart City Service (managing risk and security); Resilient Communities (natural and technological disasters mitigation); Engineering the Surface and Subsurface (dry land, clean water, and water security); and Engineering the Earth’s Ecosphere (air quality, greenhouse gas removal, managing solid and nuclear wastes).

SCEEES invites applications for the prestigious Bob Benmosche Endowed Professorship in Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics starting in August 2022. We seek outstanding candidates, at the associate or full professor level, who have an exemplary record of scholarly work, research funding, student outcomes and a research vision that promotes collaboration between SCEEES, its regional/national industry partners, and a broad set of stakeholders that includes federal and state agencies. Candidates are desired with expertise in risk analysis, complex systems analysis, data science and visualization as they apply to the above-identified four research themes of SCEEES. The successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or in a closely related discipline.

The successful candidates are expected to teach courses both at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Development of new courses in the candidate’s specialty area will be encouraged. The candidate will advise both MS and PhD students and develop a high-quality, sponsored research program.  Opportunities exist for collaboration within SCEEES, as well as with other colleagues in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences, and other Colleges and Centers at Clemson. Competitive candidates will have a significant record of academic accomplishments, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal grand challenges.

Clemson University is South Carolina’s public land-grant University. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, the University has excellent research resources, including the Palmetto Cluster, a top 500 global high-performance computing cluster. The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences encourages impactful interdisciplinary work, and this culture of collaboration includes joint appointments in other departments and schools on campus as well as extensive work with several industry partners. The University, College, and Department are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multicultural environment. Clemson University recognizes that many candidates for faculty positions have dual career needs. The Dual Career Program in the Office of the Provost provides support when considering employment opportunities with the University and in the surrounding community.

Applications received by February 28, 2022, will receive full consideration, with the review process continuing until the position is filled. To apply, all application material must be submitted via Interfolio ( The application packet should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, statement of plans to support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the names and addresses of five references. Please contact Jesus M. de la Garza (Chair of Civil Engineering; for additional information about the position.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.