Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
George Washington University in District of Columbia
|Deadline||Open until filled|
|Date Posted||July 31, 2014|
|Type||Tenured, tenure track|
|Salary||Commensurate with experience|
The George Washington University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the George Washington University
invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor starting
fall semester 2015. The primary field of interest is mechanics of geomechanical and structural
systems. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly
The successful candidate is expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to
establish and maintain a strong, externally-funded research program, and to actively engage and
contribute to internal and external professional service.
For all applicants, a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or closely related fields, an earned
Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering or closely related fields, demonstrated expertise in
theoretical and computational mechanics with strong evidence of the ability to address complex
engineering problems across length and time scales.
Doctoral candidates will be considered, but must complete all the requirements for the doctorate
degree by August 1, 2015.
To apply, please visit http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/22610 and submit your application online.
All applicants are required to submit the following items:
1) a curriculum vitae including the list of publications (no page limit);
2) a cover letter,
3) a statement of research plan, and
4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy;
5) the names, contact information, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of five (5) references.
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is
filled. Only complete applications will be accepted. For more information about the CEE
department please visit the departments web site at http://www.cee.seas.gwu.edu . Specific
technical questions about the position(s) and the search process may be addressed by e-mail to
the search committee chair, Dr. Pedro Silva. We request that applicants please refrain from
phone calls or inquiries about the search decision.
EEO / AA Policy:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not
unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.
A major private research university situated in one of the nations rapidly growing research,
innovation, and technology centers, GW has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students,
distributed across the main campus in Washington, D.C., two campuses in the metropolitan area,
and four off-campus centers.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at GW has been undergoing
unprecedented growth in recent years. Within the past four years, more than 30 new faculty
members at all ranks have been hired and more will be joining the school and the CEE
department this year. A new Science and Engineering Hall is under construction for occupancy
in early 2015. This building, which will house most of the SEAS facilities at the main campus in
Foggy Bottom, Washington DC, has approximately 400,000 square feet above grade with
290,000 square feet of assignable space for teaching and research laboratories. All GW
engineering faculty will enjoy this new and unique state-of-the-art facility at the nations capital.
The CEE Department fosters a vibrant, multi-cultural, technological community of faculty,
graduate, and undergraduate students and has close ties with numerous government and industry
research labs and institutes. In addition to a Bachelor of Science program in civil and
environmental engineering, the Department offers graduate programs in environmental,
geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering as well as materials and
mechanics leading to MSc and PhD degrees. The CEE department also offers a five-year
Bachelor/Master program in civil and environmental engineering.
The CEE Department has several affiliated SEAS centers and institutes, in addition to its own
laboratories, both at the main campus and the GWs Virginia Science and Technology Campus
(VSTC) in Ashburn, Virginia. Among these are the Earthquake Engineering and Structures
Laboratory (including a six DOF shake table), the Center for Intelligent Systems Research
(CISR), the National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC), and Traffic and Networks Laboratory at
VSTC, all of which have had extended sponsorship from government and industry and benefitted
from strong partnerships and collaborations with the cognizant governmental labs. For more
information, please visit the CEE Departments web site and the corresponding links for
Research/Facilities and labs: http://www.cee.seas.gwu.edu.
How To Apply
You can apply for this position online at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/22610