The UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor. This position will focus on the use of data-driven methods for the study of civil and environmental systems to support decision making that increases community resilience across scales to natural and anthropogenic disasters. Applicants in this area will be considered across all disciplines within civil and environmental engineering. This is a full-time, tenure track position, on a 9-month service period, with an anticipated start date of the 2021-22 academic year.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture, with broad interdisciplinary research ties and opportunities across campus. In research, the candidate will develop new areas of strength for the department, and collaborate with colleagues within CEE and throughout the university. In teaching, the candidate will expand CEE course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels to include i) data-driven methods for system evaluation, ii) assessment of the vulnerability, reliability, and resilience of civil and environmental systems, and iii) consideration of social, economic, ethical, and resource constraints in system evaluation. In all aspects of this position, the candidate will be expected to take concrete actions toward creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment.
Our department strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where people of all backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives and life experiences, are welcomed, heard and supported. Our goal is to hire a candidate who will contribute positively to these efforts. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented or minoritized groups.
Applicants must have earned a PhD, or foreign equivalent, in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related discipline by the date of appointment.
Applicants are expected to describe plans for creating innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that contribute to an inclusive and equitable campus environment. Applicants should provide examples of past activities aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. We look forward to learning how the applicant's values, experiences, or future plans for research, teaching, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applications are due April 15, 2021. All complete applications submitted by the deadline will receive full consideration. Applicant review will begin immediately.
To apply, applicants should upload the following application materials to Interfolio (page limits will be strictly enforced):
(1) a one-page cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a two-page research statement that includes the candidate's vision for their research for the next 5 years and the potential for research collaboration, (4) a one-page description of the candidate's vision for instruction and learning in civil and environmental engineering, (5) a one-page description of the candidate's contributions to and vision for promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to mentoring achievements and future mentoring goals, (6) a list of at least three references, including names, affiliations, and email addresses.
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
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