The University of Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, general funds, tenure track, faculty position, pending position clearance and availability of funds for Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, to begin approximately August 1, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible. The University of Hawai‘i is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Current enrollment is approximately 300 undergraduate and 60 graduate students with 16 faculty members. For more information on the department, please visit cee.hawaii.edu.
Duties and Responsibilities
To teach in person or by distance delivery methods assigned courses or seminars in structural analysis, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, engineering mechanics, and mechanics of materials, including concepts of sustainability where appropriate;
To develop advanced courses in areas of expertise, supervise independent study, and participate in curriculum development activities;
To develop an extramurally-funded research program that leads to publication in leading scholarly journals;
To serve as academic advisor to undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students;
To serve on Departmental, College, and University committees;
To render service to the professional or lay community relevant to the individual’s academic specialty;
To perform related tasks as assigned.
An earned Ph.D. (ABD will be considered; degree must be earned before date of hire) in civil engineering or a closely related field.
Expertise in an emerging research area related to structural engineering. Such areas may include, but are not limited to: infrastructure resilience to natural hazards (hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc.); structural health monitoring; structural system optimization; adaptation of coastal infrastructure to withstand natural hazards, sea level rise and climate change.
Demonstrated research productivity and publication of scholarly materials.
Demonstrated ability as a teacher, including ability to teach graduate courses in area of expertise, as well as general undergraduate courses in civil engineering.
Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Familiarity with preparation of research proposals and knowledge of research funding sources in area of expertise.
Record of publications in leading journals.
Experience working on extramurally-funded, multi-disciplinary research teams.
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) focuses on the activities of people and their interaction with the environment. The civil engineer conceives, plans, designs, constructs, operates, and maintains buildings, bridges, highways, airports, railways, tunnels, waterways ports and harbors, dams, water supply and wastewater treatment systems, and earthworks. Important considerations of the civil e...ngineer in providing infrastructure and buildings is improved health and safety for people, minimized impact to the environment, sensitivity to costs and resources, and overall sustainability. Civil engineering continuously improves its methods and each new or upgraded component improves the standard of living for large populations. The cities we live in and most of their vital infrastructure are the creation of civil engineers.
The mission of the CEE Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is to 1) educate civil engineers that meet the requirements of the profession, committed to life-long learning, and have the potential to be the future leaders of the profession; 2) create, develop, and disseminate new knowledge through high quality, innovative research; 3) provide service to various agencies of the State and Counties of Hawaii and the engineering community; and 4) provide leadership to the Civil Engineering profession in the Asia/Pacific Region.