Thursday, August 24, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV
Job Description: 

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Geotechnical Engineering, Assistant/Associate Professor, College of Engineering [18512]


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction (CEEC) has 20 full-time faculty members in six technical areas. Multiple faculty members have received prestigious Early Career Awards from National Science Foundation and United States Environmental Protection Agency. Current enrollment of the Department includes about 300 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The CEEC Department's Civil Engineering graduate program was ranked in the top 100 programs in the nation by the US News and World Report in 2017. High-speed computing facilities are available at the National Supercomputing Institute, hosted in the College of Engineering. More information about the CEEC Department can be found at


The Department of CEEC of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor position commencing August 2018. The position will be in Geotechnical Engineering. Applications from highly qualified candidates in all areas of Geotechnical Engineering including, but not limited to, geo-environmental, geo-materials, and soil-structure interaction, are welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, sustainable, and interdisciplinary funded research program in his or her area of expertise, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their expertise area and participate in service to the Department, College, University, and profession.


A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field is required by the date of appointment. Candidates seeking appointments at an Associate Professor level must have a significant record of transformative funded research in support of the rank. Candidate, who has a Professional Engineering (PE) license or ability to obtain one within a reasonable time period is preferred.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


Application materials must include a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, vision statement for research and teaching, and the names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on October 15, 2017, therefore, best consideration will be gained by candidates whose materials are submitted prior to that date. Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Pramen Shrestha, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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