Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Assistant Professor - Missouri S&T- Rolla

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in geotechnical engineering starting August 2018. Applicants from all areas of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering will be considered, and the individual’s intellectual depth and promise in both research and teaching are of the highest priority. Candidates in emerging areas relevant to multi-scale characterization; geo-environmental engineering, such as municipal solid waste landfills; modeling and assessment of seismic activity and natural hazard prevention/mitigation; retaining walls and deep foundations are strongly encouraged to apply. The appointment is anticipated to be filled at the assistant professor level.

 The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program and have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program or equivalent and earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related field with a program of study and research that emphasizes geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, including experimentation and computation. Superior communication and interpersonal skills, leadership capabilities, and the ability to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research is required. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other engineering disciplines such as mining, petroleum, chemical, biological, and geological engineering. Collaboration with other fields of science including chemistry, physics, and mathematics are also considered a plus. Practical experience will be highly valued, as is professional licensure. Licensure as a professional engineer, or similar, is expected within six years of the appointment.

 Missouri S&T is a public research university with a focus on engineering and sciences. Founded as the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla Missouri, the profile of programs includes 16 undergraduate engineering degree programs. As a former school of mines, our program finds its home on a campus with many geo-disciplines, and laboratory research facilities are a strength.

The department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering has 20 tenure-line faculty, 6 teaching faculty, and numerous research faculty and staff.  We have a graduate-student enrollment of ~ 130 students and ~ 460 undergraduate students, Sophomore - Senior.  Research expenditures have grown to average $3.7 million dollars per year.  For more information on our department, see our web site:

 The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in interdisciplinary research within the department and across campus, including collaborative opportunities with campus research centers such as two Tier-1 University Transportation Centers (,, the Center for Research on Energy and Environmental (, the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (, the Rock Mechanics Center (, and the Materials Research Center ( The successful candidate will have the potential to access available matching research funds by being an active member of one or more of these Centers. The department’s civil engineering program is highly ranked among the undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report. Additional information about the university and the department can be found at

 All submitted application materials must have the position reference number 00029859 in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used for email attachments include PDF and Word; hardcopy application materials will NOT be accepted.

 Review of applications will begin Jan. 25, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and goals, and complete contact information for five references to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at