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Professor (all ranks) in Engineering Resilient and Sustainable Environments

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Enviroment at Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Depending on experience.
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Oct 23, 2022

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Arizona State University: Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Professor (all ranks) in

Engineering Resilient and Sustainable Environments

Location: Arizona State University – Tempe Campus


The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) seek applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the field of engineering resilient and sustainable environments. The applicant will be expected to contribute substantially to the school’s sustainable engineering concentration area, joining a group of faculty members who are leaders in interdisciplinary infrastructure systems, construction, and environmental engineering across ASU and beyond.


Candidates will have a Ph.D. in engineering, or a closely related field, with a research and scholarly focus on engineering for resilient and sustainable environments, such as climate adaptation, cyberphysical system integration and security, resource recovery and circular economy, agile and flexible infrastructure for uncertainty, management of integrated infrastructure-social-ecological systems, or preparing infrastructure for increasingly complex conditions. Candidates whose work involves analyzing interdependencies among myriad networks (e.g., transportation, water, power, communications), identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities through the engineering of smart and connected systems and designing smart and connected communities of the future are also encouraged to apply.


Job responsibilities include developing an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, engaging in entrepreneurial activities, mentoring graduate students and undertaking service activities as appropriate to their rank. Candidates will be expected to support the Sustainable Engineering concentration area curricula, enhance the capacity of the Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, and help grow the online MSE degree program in Sustainable Engineering. Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain registration in a timely manner is desirable. As part of its New American University initiatives, ASU seeks candidates whose research aligns with addressing critical infrastructure grand challenges, environmental impacts, global health, and sustainable technologies across multiple spatial and temporal scales. In doing so candidates will be supported in infrastructure leadership efforts in interdisciplinary environments.


Successful candidates will support the mission of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and are expected to participate in interdisciplinary research and teaching endeavors both within and beyond the Fulton Schools. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) is currently the most involved in the interest areas of the search. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Civil, Environmental, Sustainable, and Construction Engineering, and in Construction Management and Technology.  SSEBE has 60 faculty members, 1450 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, and generates annual research expenditures of $24 million per year.


This search is part of ASU’s engagement with the Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing, and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience, and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes and to broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.


Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The anticipated start date is August 2023, but accommodations can be made for the selected candidate.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related field
  • Research and scholarly focus on engineering resilient and sustainable environments
  • Demonstrated evidence of research capability and commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank Demonstrated evidence of ability to procure sponsored research and generate scholarly articles in the interest areas of the search, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank Strong written and oral communication skills


Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain registration in a timely manner

For associate and full professor candidates:


  • Demonstrated record of securing external funding for research programs Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching that incorporates active learning


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022; if not filled, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:


  • Cover letter
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research vision and plans (2 pages maximum)
  • Statement of teaching interests, philosophy, and approach (2 pages maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approach to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (2 pages maximum) *
  • Contact information for 3-5 professional references


* The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.”  The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.


For more information or questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair Prof. Mikhail Chester via email at  


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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The School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE) in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University is home to two academic programs: Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering and Del E. Webb School of Construction. SEBE brings together new approaches and technologies for transportation, materials, buildings and water treatment in civil and environmental disciplines with the techniques and leadership approaches developed in construction management disciplines.
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