The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of coastal geotechnical engineering. Applicants with a background in geotechnical engineering focusing on the coastal/marine environment are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will contribute significantly to both the teaching and research missions of the department and is expected to focus their activity in areas that complement the university's research efforts in climate change and sea level rise (http://www.odu.edu//research/initiatives/ccslri) working with the Center for Sea Level Rise (http://www.centerforsealevelrise.org/) and the Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (http://www.odu.edu//mari<http://www.odu.edu/mari>).
Teaching duties will include traditional geotechnical engineering courses, as well as the development and introduction of new courses focusing on marine and coastal geotechnical engineering both on the undergraduate and graduate level. Research areas that support the sea level rise initiative leading to more resilient coastal communities may include, but are not limited to, storm damage mitigation, innovative geotechnical systems and/or materials development for applications to loads from natural or man-made hazards, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, port engineering, analysis and design of structural support/foundation systems in the marine environment. A background in the geotechnical characteristics of marine sediments and support of energy development in the offshore environment is also of interest.
Old Dominion University is uniquely located at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay, James River and Atlantic Ocean and is the deepest water port on the east coast of the U.S. Port facilities in the region are a major economic driver for the Commonwealth of Virginia and protection of these assets as well as regional infrastructure is a major interest. Norfolk is also home to the world's largest naval facility and a US Army Corps of Engineers district office. Norfolk has been identified as the most susceptible region on the east coast to the effects of sea level rise.
The CEE Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, and M.S./Ph.D. as well as M.E./Eng.D. degrees in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering. The Department currently has 340 undergraduate and 110 graduate students.
The position is expected to be filled at the level of Assistant Professor and the successful candidate will be expected to either hold or be eligible to obtain licensure as a registered professional engineer (PE).
Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the contact information for four references to https://jobs.odu.edu/.<https://jobs.odu.edu/> Review of candidates for the position will begin January 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the position is August 2016.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.