EJGE/GEM Announcement

Available Geotechnical Positions at:

University of Missouri, Rolla

[Posted: 98/10/29]

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level in civil engineering (depending upon qualifications) with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering. The start date for this appointment is anticipated to be August 1999. Candidates must possess a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited program or approved equivalent and an earned doctorate with a program of study and research that emphasizes geotechnical engineering. Preference will be given to those candidates who have outstanding scholarly achievement as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate teaching and/or research in areas such as theoretical soil mechanics, modeling of soil and/or rock mass behavior, in situ testing and soil-structure interaction. Candidates with governmental or consulting experience in geotechnical engineering are encouraged to apply. Licensure as a Professional Engineer is required: candidates not yet licensed are expected to do so within three years of appointment.

This position is funded under "The Enhancement of the Geotechnical Mission at the University of Missouri-Rolla" program by the State of Missouri. A primary purpose in requesting these additional funds is to enhance the research carried out on campus. A major responsibility of the successful candidate will be to obtain sponsored research and direct research activities for graduate students at the masters and doctorate levels. The successful candidate will be actively involved in interdisciplinary research across the UMR campus. This position requires demonstrated expertise in theoretical soil mechanics and computer modeling of soil/rock masses and/or soil-structure-interaction. Demonstrated ability in superior communication and interpersonal skills, as well as leadership capabilities and the ability to motivate and inspire students are required attributes.

The University of Missouri-Rolla is the technological campus of the University of Missouri system. Established in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, the campus is located in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks, 100 miles southwest of St. Louis. More than 90 percent of the student body majors in engineering or science. The engineering program at UMR is the 19th largest in the nation in numbers of degrees granted. The campus supports areas of interdisciplinary excellence in manufacturing, materials, infrastructure, environmental and geotechnical engineering. The Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, Intelligent Systems, Center, Materials Research Center, Rock Mechanics Research Center and the Center for Technology Transfer interact with the Department of Civil Engineering. The Department has 18 faculty 300 undergraduate students and 55 resident graduate students. In addition to the ABET accredited ASCE, the department offers both an MSCE and PhD.

Applications received by 30 January, 1999 will receive first consideration. Applications should be submitted with a statement of teaching and research interests and goals, a complete curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:

Human Resources Services
Reference Number: R52940
University of Missouri-Rolla
1202 North Bishop
1870 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65409-1050
Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Richard W. Stephenson
Civil Engineering
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla, MO 65401
stephens@novell.civil.umr.edu

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