The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of geotechnical engineering. Candidates applying for this position are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a demonstrated capability to develop externally-funded research program with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Candidates should have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience and professional licensure. The successful candidate should be capable of leading teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: advanced soil mechanics, computational modeling of geotechnical systems, sensing and instrumentation technology, sustainability and resilience, infrastructure systems, geo-environmental engineering, and nano-bio-geomechanics. Opportunities exist for collaboration with current faculty in the department (www.engineering.olemiss.edu/civil), School of Engineering (http://www.engineering.olemiss.edu/), and research centers on or near the campus, including the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (http://www.ncche.olemiss.edu/), the National Center for Physical Acoustics (http://ncpa.olemiss.edu/), the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute (http://www.mmri.olemiss.edu/Home.aspx), the USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory (http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=60-60-05-00) and the Geotechnical and Structural Laboratory of the Army Engineer Research Development Center (http://www.erdc.usace.army.mil/).
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM) is the Flagship University for the State of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. With more than 24,500 students, UM is the state’s largest university, with a major medical school, a nationally recognized law school and 15 academic divisions. It has been ranked as one of America’s best college buys by Forbes and one of the best places to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university is located in the historic town of Oxford in the wooded hills of north Mississippi. Oxford has a small college-town atmosphere with excellent public schools, affordable housing, performing arts centers, fine restaurants, and bookstores.
An online application (https://jobs.olemiss.edu) must be completed, including a cover letter highlighting current status and recent accomplishments, curriculum vitae, statement of research goals and teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three professional references. The position is expected to begin in August 2016. Review of applications will begin in early January 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.