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Assistant Professor

Columbia University
New York City, New York
Closing date
Nov 18, 2022

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Engineering Mechanics
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Assistant Professor

Columbia University in the City of New York: The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science: Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics


New York, NY

Open Date

Oct 15, 2022


Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics (CEEM) at Columbia University in the City of New York. 

The CEEM Department welcomes applications in the field of Computational Intelligence for an integrated Built Environment/Earth System. Representative areas of interest include (i) climate-aware sustainable and equitable infrastructure design and optimization (dynamic downscaling of climate data to optimize building performance, fluid-structure interaction for building resiliency in the context of climate change, machine learning for infrastructure-atmosphere/hydrosphere interaction in the face of hurricanes and storm surges), and (ii) smart and energy-efficient buildings (structural design and efficient multiscale modeling, heating and cooling via geothermal energy, structural design for CO2 reduction, smart materials for buildings). 


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the starting date of the appointment. Applicants for this position must demonstrate the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of the Computational and Data-Driven Engineering Mechanics field and to the Department by developing an original and leading externally funded research program, and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the CEEM Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University.

Application Instructions

For additional information and to apply, please see: Applications should be submitted electronically to and include the following: a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a research statement including a description of research accomplishments, a statement of teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. All applications received by December 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Applicants can consult for more information about the department.


Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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