The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of South Alabama (USA) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Coastal/Ocean Engineering. The expected starting date is August 15, 2015. ABD candidates will be considered, but preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Coastal/Ocean Engineering or a closely related field. Appropriate candidates must have good communication skills, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a record of scholarship, and the ability to initiate and maintain a funded research program in their area of specialization.
Located in Mobile near the Mobile Bay Estuary and the Alabama Gulf coast with its beautiful white-sand beaches, the University of South Alabama is a public, doctoral-level institution enrolling more than 16,000 students. The Civil Engineering department is housed in Shelby Hall, a new 155,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art Engineering and Computing Sciences building that opened in 2012. The department maintains coastal engineering laboratory facilities including a 20 ft by 30 ft wave basin, small wave flume, and a 75-ft-long recirculating wave-current flume located in Shelby Hall. The department also has unique field research capabilities, both internally and through a partnership with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
The Civil Engineering department offers a fully ABET accredited BSCE degree. The focus of the department's MSCE program is "Civil Engineering in the Coastal Environment," and students have the option of selecting a coastal engineering focus. Additionally, the USA College of Engineering now offers a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in Systems Engineering.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interest, and a list of three references (all in PDF file format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. The University of South Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.