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Structural Engineering

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
Minimum of $109-115,000 oer year + benefits
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Jan 13, 2023

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Texas Tech University
The Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering (CECE) at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We are seeking candidates in the structural engineering area with research interests that include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Evaluation of structural behavior in the events of natural hazards including windstorms such as tornadoes and hurricanes, storm surge, flooding, and earthquakes
• Performance-based structural engineering and design
• Innovative approaches to resiliency of infrastructure
The focus research areas of the faculty in structural engineering include the understanding and mitigation of the impact of natural hazards such as windstorms, earthquakes and sea-level rise to the built environment. The successful candidate is expected, when appropriate, to collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds within and outside of the CECE department, including affiliates of the internationally recognized National Wind Institute with world-class research facilities that supports multi-disciplinary research and education.
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, in Civil Engineering or other relevant disciplines at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an externally funded and internationally recognized program of independent and collaborative research, (2) supervise graduate students, (3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the respective disciplines, (4) work across disciplinary boundaries, and (5) serve the Department, the College of Engineering, and the University. Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly diesirable.
The Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department is served by 29 tenured or tenure-track faculty, including two National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members and is in the process of further growing a diverse and inclusive faculty. The department awards bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Construction Engineering (BSConE), master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as a five-year professional Master of Environmental Engineering (MEnvE) degree. The BSCE, BSConE, and MEnvE degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Current enrollment is approximately 370 undergraduates, 120 MEnvE majors, and 170 master’s and doctoral students. The university has a total enrollment exceeding 40,000 students (Fall 2022). The CECE department is part of an inclusive community of scholars in the Whitacre College of Engineering that places high value on diversity as an enabler of inspirational, high-quality experiential education, synergies between undergraduate and graduate
research, and transformative multidisciplinary collaborations. TTU recently achieved designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). TTU is among 94 public universities and colleges in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's “Highest Research Activity” category. The City of Lubbock, Texas, is renowned for its friendly people, pleasant climate, and commitment to the University. In recent years, Lubbock has been ranked in the top quartile of US cities for socio-economic and demographic growth. Additional information about the department is available at
Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2023. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin in the fall of 2023. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at to Job Requisition No. 31172BR. Please upload (preferably in PDF format) [1] a cover letter, [2] detailed curriculum vita, and [3] other documents (as requested on the application website) including teaching statement, research statement, and the names, physical and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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