Texas Tech University Assistant Professor in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

The Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in structural and building systems at the assistant/associate professor level. The Whitacre College of Engineering has identified four major research thrust areas as part of the current strategic plan – namely, water, energy, infrastructure (with emphasis on internet of everything applications) and engineering medicine, with nanotechnology and big data applications as cross-cutting themes. Strong preference will be given to candidates whose research interests in structural and building systems are aligned with one or more of these areas or themes. Candidates with a demonstrated record of multi- or transdisciplinary research at the component, building and systems scales in one of the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: a) topology optimization and visualization; b) smart sensing and computer vision applications; c) smart grid applications; d) computational modeling of system resilience under extreme hazards; e) bio-inspired and bio-derived material applications; and f) advanced manufacturing applications. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded and internationally-recognized program of independent and collaborative research, supervise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate classes in CECE, and serve the Department, the Whitacre College of Engineering, and the University. The CECE Department is home to 28 tenure-track/tenured faculty, including a Horn Professor (highest university faculty designation), and the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Chair in Engineering, both of whom are National Academy of Engineering (NAE) members. The Donovan Maddox Chair heads a first-of-its-kind research lab in pursuit of fundamental and applied research on contaminated sediments and sustainable water resources. The CECE department also houses two university-level research centers including the Water Resources Center (WRC) and the Texas Tech Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Transportation (TechMRT). The WRC conducts research at the nexus of food, energy and water. TechMRT’s research portfolio spans traditional and emergent areas of research including connected vehicles, novel material systems for next-generation pavements, and bio-inspired materials for climate resilient infrastructure. Other university level leadership involving department faculty include the directorship of the National Wind Institute (NWI) at Texas Tech. NWI is world renowned for its work in wind hazard and energy, and active collaborations at NWI include strong federal, state and industrial research partnerships. Department faculty’s research activity spans regional, national and international research, exceeding 9.5 million dollars in current sponsored research, while citations of their published work exceed 15,500 in the Scopus database, and over 25,000 citations in Google Scholar. The department awards bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Construction Engineering (BSConE), master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as a five-year professional Master of Environmental Engineering (MEnvE) degree. Roughly 110 MS and PhD students engage in graduate research, with more than half being doctoral students. The CECE department is part of an inclusive community of scholars in the Whitacre College of Engineering that places high value on diversity as an enabler of inspirational, high-quality experiential education, synergies between undergraduate and graduate research, and transformative multidisciplinary collaborations. Texas Tech University is among 115 universities and colleges in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's “Highest Research Activity” category.

Required Qualifications

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity

Preferred Qualifications

It is desirable that the candidate be able to secure professional licensure.

Applicants musthold a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Assistant Professor

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: Civil Environ Construct Engineering

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: Yes

Required Attachments: Cover Letter Professional/Personal References Research Statement Resume / CV Teaching Philosophy

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Basis: Monthly

Minimum Hire Rate: salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Salary Grade: 800

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 11504BR