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Position Title: Tenure Track Position(s) in AI/ML/Big Data: Infrastructure, Resiliency, and the Environment

Job no: 493648
Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

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Job Summary

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites applications for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels.

Resonant with the Institute and School priorities, the CEE Department has Water Resources, Infrastructure Resiliency, and the Environment as priorities and are interested in recruiting an individual who is committed to addressing the challenges of infrastructure resiliency in the 21st century.

We seek candidates with expertise in applying data science, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), to large datasets to improve understanding, analysis, and design of natural systems, engineered processes, and ecosystems. Candidates who make contributions meeting UN Sustainability Goals via resource optimization, energy efficiency, waste reduction, clean energy, low carbon growth, and hazard-resilient and sustainable infrastructure and operations in the fields of transportation, geotechnical, or environmental/water engineering are welcome.

Areas of interest also include development of new data science methods and tools, including hybrid methods that combine data science and more conventional approaches. The Rensselaer campus also offers rich opportunities for collaboration through various centers, including the Darrin Freshwater Institute, the Jefferson Project, the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS), the Scientific Computation Research Center, the Geotechnical Centrifuge Center (CEES), and the Center for Infrastructure, Transportation, and the Environment (CITE) among others.

The CEE Department at Rensselaer has a rich and distinguished history – CEE offered the first civil engineering (1835) and first environmental engineering (1960) degrees in the United States. Today, CEE has 18 faculty, ~250 UG and 70 graduate students, and offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The department is highly interdisciplinary with faculty working across the theoretical/computational/experimental interfaces for each of the sub-disciplines: Environmental/Water, Geotechnical, Transportation, and Structures. Research in these areas has been supported by numerous federal and state agencies.


Candidates should demonstrate their ability to apply data science to develop insights into mechanisms or strategies otherwise not approachable using standard analytical tools. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in new institute initiatives in Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing (DAIC), Energy, the Built and Natural Environment, and Smart Systems (EBESS), and/or the Future of Water.

The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or foreign degree equivalent in civil/environmental engineering or in a closely aligned field, a record of high-quality research and teaching, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and have attained national and international visibility.

Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must exhibit, through their accomplishments, the promise of future distinction in research, scholarship, and education.

Candidates for the rank of Associate Professor must possess a record of excellence in scholarship as demonstrated by an emerging national and/or international reputation and a significant funding record, high quality educational activities, including teaching and advising, and a significant level of service to their department, institute, and the profession. Candidates possessing professional engineering registration or the ability to obtain it will be considered favorably.

Position Title: Chair & Professor

Location: 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28223

Primary Purpose of Department
The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to engage students in a teaching and research-intensive environment that supports growth of character, technical skills, critical thinking, and preparation for the profession. Our vision is to be a responsive and supportive community that provides personalized learning and leads premier research while having a positive local-to-global impact. We leverage our urban location in Charlotte to provide students and faculty with unique opportunities in all aspects of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a particular emphasis on energy and sustainability. The William States Lee College of Engineering (COE) has approximately 4,000 students in five departments. Research awards in the COE represent nearly a third of the university total. The College of Engineering prides itself on its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and is home to several interdisciplinary research centers.
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work Responsible for the daily operation of the department and the department programs. The Department Chair/ Director will promote excellence in department programs within the University. Chair/ Director responsibilities are classified as professional duties requiring leadership and mentoring of faculty, administrative expertise to include vision, long term and short-term planning, decision-making and coordination of instruction.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) seeks an experienced, dynamic candidate who can lead the Department’s pursuit of excellence in research and teaching through continued recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse faculty and staff. Candidates should be able to communicate a clear vision for advancing engineering education and for department leadership that fosters strong partnerships with academia, government, industry, and alumni. The ideal candidate will have experience leading faculty and staff in a collaborative manner, including a demonstrated commitment to faculty and staff shared governance, transparency, and ability to build consensus and promote collegiality.

The Chair will lead and grow departmental academic, research, and outreach activities in the context of the Department’s, College’s, and University’s vision and strategic plan. The responsibilities of the department chairperson can be divided into five primary areas: 1) personnel, 2) student & alumni affairs, 3) budgeting & planning, 4) developing external partnerships and fundraising, and 5) administration & service. The Chair will support the Department’s mission in a variety of ways, including:

  • conducting short-term / operational planning and execution;
  • mentoring, supervising, and supporting faculty and staff members;
  • supporting faculty research efforts and initiatives by fostering interdisciplinary and industry collaborations and providing resources;
  • securing external and internal discretionary and operational funding;
  • improving curriculum design, including accreditation planning and review preparation;
  • supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives;
  • carrying out long-term strategic collaborative planning efforts, including coordinating and engaging with the Department and College Advisory Boards;
  • performing research and dissemination of scholarly work in relevant field(s) of expertise; and
  • teaching courses in related areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

POSITION TITLE:  Post Doctoral Associate in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Location: The University of Vermont | Burlington, VT 05405

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. This one-year position is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance in the first year.

OVERVIEW: The Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center at the University of Vermont welcomes applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow position anticipated to start on September 1, 2022. The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to develop a tool to quantify the external environmental, health, equity, and economics costs of transportation civil infrastructure projects, particularly small to mid-size projects. This one-year position is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance in the first year.

Successful applicants will have strong analytical abilities and a solid publication record; a keen interest in improving environmental, economic, and equity outcomes of transportation systems and decision-making; the ability to work independently; and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with both academic and practitioner audiences. Experience with transportation decision-making, transportation project performance assessment, lifecycle assessment, social cost accounting, and/or related areas is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution and at least one degree in civil engineering, sustainability science, economics, or a related field.

Depending on their interests, the postdoctoral fellow may also have opportunities to write proposals, engage in other research at UVM, and/or teach civil and environmental engineering courses.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can support a culture of excellence at UVM, as articulated in Amplifying Our Impact, that is diverse and inclusive as envisioned in Our Common Ground.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the Transportation Research Center, the Vermont Complex Systems Center, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Gund Institute for Environment and throughout the UVM community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary.

The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

The applicant must submit a cover letter describing their relevant experience and interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three professional references who can provide letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to Prof. Mandar Dewoolkar ( as a single PDF file. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2022 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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posted 06/30/2022

POSITION TITLE: Executive Director, Western Transportation Institute TT

Location: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT | Review of applications will begin April 12, 2022; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

OVERVIEW: Montana State University (MSU) is seeking an innovative and energetic leader to serve as the Executive Director of the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) with a joint appointment as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering.

The Director provides guidance, management, and oversight to all aspects of a large, nationally recognized research center and contributes to the Department’s teaching, research, and service roles. The successful candidate will have a passion for and experience in advancing transportation research, attracting and managing new research funding, working collaboratively with state transportation departments and federal agencies, and preparing the next generation of transportation professionals. The position requires exceptional strategic vision, multidisciplinary knowledge, and collaborative leadership skills to continue WTI’s growth, integration with the Department of Civil Engineering, and collaboration with the Montana Department of Transportation. Position duties are expected to be approximately 20% teaching, 40% research, and 40% administration and leadership.

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posted 04/04/2022

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