Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
December 5, 2017
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
The Rice University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Coastal Resiliency. We seek candidates with expertise and interest in interdisciplinary research that contributes to enhancing the resilience of urban communities and infrastructure systems to the impacts of coastal natural hazards and climate change. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) urban hydrology, water resources, urban flood analysis, and coastal hydrodynamics; (2) modeling of natural hazards, infrastructure systems, and risk assessment in coastal settings; (3) and state-of-the-art remote sensing techniques.
The successful candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program, to teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, advise graduate students, collaborate with other faculty, and be involved in service to the university and the broader scientific community. Rice University, located in Houston TX, is a vibrant campus with many research centers, institutes and interdisciplinary initiatives providing resources and collaboration opportunities relevant to the interested candidates (e.g., the SSPEED center, the Data Science Initiative, the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research).
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil / Environmental Engineering or a related field, demonstrate excellence in research, display distinction (or potential for distinction) in teaching, and be able to collaborate across disciplines. Requested materials include a cover letter that summarizes qualifications for this position; curriculum vitae including academic and professional experience and a list of publications; statements of research and teaching interests; and the names and contact information of three (3) references who will be contacted upon application submission.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 12464
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