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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
Nov 13, 2022

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Geotechnical Engineering
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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07924

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of geotechnical engineering. The broad vision for the department's research and teaching is related to the thematic areas of Infrastructure Resilience, Sustainable Urban Systems, and Water Security, and new faculty hires are expected to contribute in at least one of these areas.

Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence or show exceptional promise for high-quality teaching, research, and professional development in one or more of the following areas: (a) coastal hazards and their mitigation, (b) wildfire-related risk, including post-fire landslides and debris flows, (c) bio-inspired geotechnics, (d) applications of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, (e) applications of remote sensing using land-based, aerial, and satellite sensors, (f) characterization of natural and/or anthropogenic infrastructure hazards, risk assessment, and mitigation, (g) resilience and sustainability of urban systems and critical infrastructure, (h) energy-related applications of geotechnical engineering. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or related fields.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. UCLA has been the most applied to university in the United States for decades and has been the #1 public university in the U.S. by US News & World report the last six years. The successful candidate for this position will enjoy this rich scholarly environment as well as research support from the Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences and multiple affiliated research centers.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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