The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIE) at the University of Maine (UMaine) invites applications for a tenure track position in geotechnical engineering. The position is expected to be filled at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants are required to hold B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline, with a specialization in geotechnical engineering by the date of hire. Expertise areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sustainability in geotechnical engineering, reliability-based geotechnical design, offshore geotechnics, coastal resilience, computational geotechnics, physical modeling, geomechanics, geotechnics related to climate and extreme events and analysis and assessment of risk related to geohazards. The position will support the University signature areas of excellence in Engineering and in Advanced Materials for Infrastructure and Energy. The successful candidate will be expected to either have, or be eligible to obtain, licensure as a registered professional engineer (PE).
Candidates will be expected to engage in instruction of fundamental and applied geotechnical engineering courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance the Department’s existing curriculum; establish and maintain a nationally-competitive funded research program; author high-quality peer-reviewed publications; train M.S. and Ph.D. students; and actively engage in service to the profession, university, and state. Information about the CIE Department can be found at www.civil.umaine.edu. The successful candidate will join a small, but dynamic engineering program dedicated to high-quality teaching, scholarship, and service — where faculty support work-life integration.
UMaine is the primary graduate-degree granting institution in the state. The university is Maine’s designated Land Grant and Sea Grant institution, with a Carnegie Classification of High Research Activity University. A number of UMaine colleges and interdisciplinary research centers and institutes afford excellent opportunities for collaborative research. These include the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (Region I UTC), Advanced Structures and Composites Center with its state-of-the-art experimental W2 Wind-Wave Basin and the offshore wind testing facility, Aquaculture Research Institute, Climate Change Institute, Darling Marine Center, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, National Center for Geographical Information & Analysis, and the Advanced Computing Group that offers significant computational resources to support high performance computing, advanced data storage and management, and visualization.
Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a cover letter describing your background and how you would contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references to https://umaine.hiretouch.com. Appropriate background checks are required. General correspondence regarding this position should be sent to email@example.com. Review of candidates for the position will begin March 8, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. The anticipated start date for the position is fall 2021.
As an NSF ADVANCE institution, UMaine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples. It is our intention to create an environment that is inclusive of all individuals. Therefore, UMaine aspires to become a more diverse community in order to extend its enriching benefits to all participants. An essential feature of our community is an environment that supports exploration, learning, and work free from bias and harassment, thereby improving the growth and development of each member of the community.
The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About University of Maine - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Our undergraduate curriculum provides students with a broad-based civil engineering education, with focus on:
Structural Engineering & Mechanics
Water Resources Engineering
The degree culminates with a two-semester capstone design sequence requiring students to work on multi-disciplinary teams and apply their civil engineering knowledge to real-world problems. There is a Senior Capstone Gala where students present their work, get a chance to interact with engineering professionals, and the evening finishes with formal dining. Our research-active faculty typically supports numerous graduate students conducting research in several sub-disciplines of civil engineering.
Distinguished Maine Professors
william Davids professor award
William G. Davids 2015
landis professor of the year
Eric N. Landis 2004
Habib J. Dagher 1995
Dana N. Humphrey 1994
Distinguished Civil Engineering Students
Amy Franklin, CIE Outstanding Senior (2018)
Paige Martin, Hovey Award Senior (2018)
Kelby Mace, athlete Dean Smith Award (2018)