Endowed Faculty Position in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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Southern Methodist University
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The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) seeks to fill an endowed faculty position at the level of Professor. Candidates are sought for endowment as the Addy Family Centennial Professor (Position No. 53811) or the Solomon Professor for Global Development (Position No. 53812). The position endowed by the Solomon Professor for Global Development will be affiliated as a Senior Fellow with the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute (HI) for Engineering and Humanity at the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at SMU.

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in structural engineering or construction materials/management who also have research interests related to smart and resilient cities/infrastructure, global/sustainable development, or infrastructure systems management. Candidates must have earned a doctorate degree in civil engineering or a closely related field with strong credentials in research and scholarly activities, and demonstrated ability to obtain sponsored research from government and industry. The successful candidate must have strong leadership and collaboration skills, as well as a solid commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate education and the ability to promote innovative and integrated educational and research activities.

SMU is a private, nonsectarian university of 11,000 students located in University Park, a highly regarded residential community that is 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. SMU’s The Second Century Campaign was the largest fundraising initiative in SMU’s history, exceeding their goal of $1 billion by raising $1.15 billion by the end of 2015. Visit: www.smu.edu/SecondCentury.aspx for more information. The SMU Lyle School of Engineering is committed to developing the new American engineer, who is prepared to excel and lead in creating new economic opportunities while meeting the most difficult challenges facing society. The Lyle School maintains a steadfast focus on using engineering to address important issues both at home and around the world. The CEE Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. degrees in civil and environmental engineering, as well as a professional M.A. degree in Sustainability and Development. Additional information is available at: http://www.smu.edu/lyle/departments/cee

The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity has three long-term goals: (I) prepare the engineer of the future to solve pressing humanitarian issues through skilled expertise and leadership; (II) form strategic partnerships with business, academia, government and other organizations; and (III) serve as an aggregator and facilitator between communities needing innovative solutions and the organizations building those solutions. The Institute works both locally and globally, focusing on fostering innovations towards sustainable solutions to improve the lives of those living in poverty, working in close collaboration with partner communities. For more information, please visit: http://www.smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/HuntInstitute.

Interested and qualified individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research, education, and accomplishments to ceejobs@lyle.smu.edu (preferred) or by mail to: Dr. Khaled Abdelghany, Search Committee Chair, CEE Department, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Box 750340, Dallas, TX  75275-0340. The position is expected to begin in August 2018 or January 2019, although candidates available in August 2019 will also be considered.  To ensure full consideration, applications must be postmarked prior to January 10, 2018. The committee, however, will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.