Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine's “America's Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU's Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applicants for two (2) open-rank, tenure-track faculty positions in the field of Resilient, Smart and Recoverable Infrastructure.
The successful candidate will exhibit the ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research and scholarship and to identify potential funding sources to support such research. We particularly seek individuals pursuing innovative, world-class, quantitative research contributions with engineering solutions that enhance community resilience, sustainability, and adaptation to environmental stressors, both in the short-terms and long-terms. A demonstrated potential or record of teaching and mentoring students in resilient, smart and recoverable infrastructure and in courses that complement the CEE undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the development of new enriching courses is expected.
Applicants are expected to contribute transformative knowledge in engineering design, analysis, operation, retrofitting and recovery of all types of physical infrastructures that are part of the water (surface and groundwater supply, augmentation and distribution, drainage and wastewater collection, conveyance and reclamation), energy and power, transportation and communication systems and all other built environment structures and buildings in communities, with particular focus on coastal urban and densely-populated regions. Specialty skills broadly include the research and development of methodologies of characterization, monitoring, assessment, risk and reliability, performance forecasting, and computational models. Expertise is valued, for instance, in System of Systems approach to modeling the community, interdependencies of systems under multiple stressors, global and regional climate-change modeling, smart cities and networks, and corrosion of structures.
Applicants should preferably have B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering or a very closely related discipline. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. at the time of employment. Evidence of research/scholarship is required. Industrial experience is a plus. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Florida (or the ability to obtain such licensure within four years of employment) is preferred. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the civil engineering curriculum, directing graduate students, and establishing an externally funded research program in the area.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 517502 at facultycareers.fiu.eduand attach a single pdf file that includes cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, copies of a maximum of 3 representative research publications, and contact information for 3 (for assistant level applicants) and 5 (for associate/full level applicants) references. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by May 15, 2019. Review will continue until the positions are filled.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is home to one of six selected preeminent research areas at the university level. CEE is home to the Preeminent Institute for Resilient and Sustainable Coastal Infrastructure (InteRaCt), U.S. DOT Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC), and the Wall of Wind (WOW) (https://fiu.designsafe-ci.org/), which is an NSF designated national experimental testing facility under the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI). Selected candidates are expected to work closely with InteRaCt, and WOW.
These positions are based on the strategic hiring process to make FIU the focal point, nationally and internationally, in the area of coastal resiliency.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.