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George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering

The George Mason University Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, invites applications for two different tenure-track faculty positions, one in geotechnical engineering and the other in construction engineering management. The positions are expected to be filled at the rank of assistant professor, beginning Fall 2017, although higher ranks may be considered for outstanding candidates.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Qualifications: Tenure-track positions at Mason require a strong emphasis on research; and both positions require development of a vibrant, externally funded research program. Tenure-track positions at Mason also require teaching and service responsibilities. Teaching in the respective civil engineering disciplines at the graduate and undergraduate levels is expected, and the ability to bridge to associated civil engineering areas is an advantage. Excellent communication skills are expected. Service in professional organizations is expected.

Required: Both positions require an earned Ph.D. or equivalent in civil engineering or closely aligned field. The degree must be completed from an accredited institution by the time of the appointment.

Preferred: For both positions, the search is open to any research area, although for the geotechnical engineering position, a background in the disciplines of geo-environmental impact, remediation of geo-materials (both natural and recycled materials), and energy used in geotechnical applications is desired.

For the construction management position, expertise in computer-integrated construction, smart building systems, building energy efficiency, and life-cycle assessment is of interest. In the instance of either position, a demonstrated ability to collaborate across all disciplines is an advantage. Industry experience and professional engineering licensure are desirable.

About the Department: The CEIE Department offers the M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. in addition to an ABET-accredited B.S. degree. During the last five years, the department has experienced tremendous growth in new research awards, and in enrollment in the Ph.D. program. Total enrollment across all degrees in CEIE has increased to 400 students. The Volgenau School of Engineering is committed to significant investment in the expansion of department faculty and to double the current size within 5-10 years with a focus on research excellence. The department has an enviable and strong relationship with industry, including over 30 companies and individuals working in partnership as the Civil Engineering Institute (http://civil.gmu.edu/about-cei), a unique organization formed to support the mission and vision of the department. George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, categorized in the highest tier (R1) by the Carnegie Classification of Research Institutions, and is ranked 14th Most Innovative School by the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Mason is located in the affluent northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.