Civil Engineering

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Professor (rank open)
Job Institution: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Description: 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (UIUC). The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for one full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position; all ranks will be considered. Candidates with distinguished education and research records will be considered for the endowed M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Chair. The Department seeks to expand its expertise in emerging areas that are increasingly interdisciplinary to address critical global challenges with societal, national and international dimensions through innovative education and research. The extended search will focus on desired areas of expertise in infrastructure systems engineering including, but not limited to, extreme events risk (e.g., wind, fire, earthquakes, drought), and rail transportation. The individuals are expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program and to contribute fully to teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, and to service to the profession. The successful applicants are expected to develop interactions with faculty from several areas, programs, and centers in CEE, as well as other College of Engineering disciplines. Opportunities exist to participate in related CEE and campus-wide communities, such as the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Center for Transportation, Mid-America Earthquake Center and the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) site, the National Rail Transportation Center, the Information Trust Institute, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, the Institute of Genomic Biology, the Science and Technology Center on Advanced Materials for Water Purification Systems, as well as nine other Engineering Departments. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application cover letter (addressed to Professor Amr S. Elnashai, Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1114 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Telephone: 217-265-5497), curriculum vitae, a concise summary of past research accomplishments and any teaching experience, a statement of future research and teaching plans, and complete contact information of at least three references by May 1, 2013. The starting date is negotiable, but  no later than August 16, 2014. Information about the department may be found at our website at http://cee.illinois.edu/. 

Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as one of the Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association: http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/neighborhoods/2007/westurbana.htm. 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)