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Open Rank - Tenure/Tenure Track position in Structural Engineering

Florida International University

Florida International University

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

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  • Opening Date: 2023-11-29
  • Job Opening Id: 531145
  • College/Division: College of Engineering and Computing
  • Department: Civil and Environ Engineering

Job Information

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Florida International University invites applicants for a tenured/tenure-track open-rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) position in Structural Engineering in a Changing Climate. Qualified senior candidates may be considered for tenured positions.

Civil engineering structures are becoming increasingly vulnerable to multitude of hazards under changing climate, underscored by dense populations in risk prone areas. The array of coastal threats, including hurricanes, storm surge, and soil erosion, demands robust hazard characterization - a task that is as complex as it is foundational. The infrastructural needs of risk prone communities are evolving, calling for a reevaluation of current practices and necessitating innovative approaches. There is an urgent call for advanced materials and structural systems designed to fortify communities against the intensifying and increasingly frequent natural hazards. At the same time, the surge in new construction heightens the need for net-zero strategies by innovating building materials, structures, and construction processes to minimize the environmental impact more than ever. Furthermore, the effective management of existing and aging infrastructure systems in our built environment requires novel approaches, as accelerated degradation is becoming apparent. With the stakes raised by dense habitation, the development and deployment of rapid retrofitting techniques have become more critical than ever in risk prone areas.

In response to the urgent call, the Department is seeking an outstanding individual pursuing innovative, world-class structural engineering research that can enhance community resilience. Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas within the broader structural engineering theme applied to risk prone communities are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Sustainable and resilient infrastructure
  • Adaptive structures in a changing climate
  • Advanced/Smart infrastructure materials
  • Structural health monitoring technologies
  • Cyber-physical infrastructure (Digital twinning)
  • Performance-based engineering and design
  • Computational intelligence including AI/ML
  • Automation and smart communities

The candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Evidence of research/scholarship is required. Candidates should show experience in, or high potential for, establishing a strong externally funded research program in the areas of expertise and directing graduate students. Industrial experience and/or experience of collaboration with industry partners is a plus. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Florida (or the ability to obtain such licensure within four years of employment) is preferred.

Strong potential or a demonstrated record of teaching and mentoring students in structural engineering and in design courses that complement the CEE undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the development of new enriching courses is expected. The successful candidates, through integrated research and teaching endeavors, will contribute to modernizing the curriculum with new topics and trends in the candidate’s research area. Candidates who can educate CEE students with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in the structural engineering from ‘the CEE perspective’ will be a plus.

The Department houses several major research centers and laboratories that offer unparalleled collaborative research opportunities including the Wall of Wind (WOW) that is an NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Experimental Facility (EF), the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC) – an US DOT Tier 1 UTC, the Wind Hazard and Infrastructure Performance Center (WHIP) – an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), and the Lehman Center of Transportation Research (LCTR). The Department also has a close relationship with the Extreme Events Institute and the Institute of Environment both of which are Preeminent Programs at FIU in support of the interdisciplinary collaborations for environmental science and engineering solutions. The FIU College of Engineering and Computing is expanding its impact in the four thrust areas: (i) infrastructure and resiliency, (ii) information technology and security, (iii) health, and (iv) clean energy. Candidates pursuing research at the interface of multiple areas in CEE, College of Engineering and across the university are highly desirable to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary teamwork and multidisciplinary research proposals.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 531145 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu and submit a single PDF file that includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of research experience and interests (up to 2 pages)
  4. Statement of teaching experience and interests (up to 2 pages)
  5. A list of names and contact information of at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search and screen committee.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 02/29/2024. Reviews may continue until the position is filled.

Pre-Employment Requirements

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How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

To be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position and be in good performance standing.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.*This posting will close at 12:00 am of the close date.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, 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 or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

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