The Civil Engineering Program in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Structural Engineering (SE). Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence and/or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, and professional development that could contribute to one or more of the following areas: (a) seismic analysis and design, (b) bridge and building structures, (c) advanced nonlinear structural analysis, (d) advanced structural/sustainable materials, (e) experimental techniques with prediction and post-test analyses.
Applicants must hold a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or closely related discipline, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering, or closely related discipline, by the date of hire. Applicants should be active researchers who will develop and maintain an extramurally supported research program, publish and disseminate research findings, and serve as leaders at the forefront of their field. The candidate is expected to instruct and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and in research. Pursuing professional registration is expected.
A well-equipped structural engineering laboratory is available for use, including a unique earthquake shaking table that is capable of large displacements and accelerations, and a unique testing machine that can apply over one million pounds of force in a controlled and stable manner in displacement control. National and international design codes for buildings and ships have been modified directly based on structural tests (and related analysis) from both of these unique machines, which were designed and built in-house by SDSU faculty, engineers, technicians and students. A structural materials testing lab is also available for use.
The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department is one of the four departments in the College of Engineering at SDSU with EAC, ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs (the latter is offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego through the Joint Doctoral Program).
Founded in 1897, San Diego State University is a public institution of higher education located in southern California. With a total student population of about 35,000, SDSU is the oldest and largest university in San Diego and the third largest in the state. SDSU continues to gain recognition as a leader in higher education. It is currently ranked No. 68 among public universities and is in the top 35 nationwide for ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News and World Report. SDSU is the flagship of all the universities that makeup the California State University System, with more research (in terms of funding) conducted at SDSU than all of the other state schools combined.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, which embraces the teacher-scholar model. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2020. Applicants must apply by submitting a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), and names and contact information of five individuals who can provide a professional assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this position. References will only be contacted for the sub-set of applicants selected for interviews.
Requests for additional information should be directed to: Dr. Robert Dowell, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Program, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, Mail Code 1324, San Diego, CA, 92182-1324; Tel. 619-808-9099; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high-quality education for under - graduate and graduate students and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service. The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas, such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought, including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment. San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
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Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - Diversity is a hallmark of San Diego State University, where students from all backgrounds achieve excellence and success. The university has been recognized nationally for large increases in graduation rates and for nearly eliminating achievement gaps among ethnic and racial groups. SDSU’s campus reflects the diversity of our region and the world beyond. Stu - dents from more than 90 nations con - tribute to SDSU’s dynamic mix of ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. SDSU tied for No. 7 in the nation for ethnic and racial diversity, received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for five consecutive years, is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving institution, and is one of the top universities in economic diversity. More than half of our students and 43 percent of our tenure-track faculty members are women. We are a national model for educating military veterans, and we rank as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly campuses in the nation. Through our “One SDSU Community” initiative, our campus fosters shared experiences, values, and aspirations that embrace our unique identities, respect our diversity, and recognize our common humanity.
Education and Global Perspectives — One of our goals at SDSU is to prepare global citizens. From curriculum content and cultural campus activities to international research and exchange programs, we are creating a global experience that will be transformational for our students. SDSU ranks No. 5 in the nation in the number of students who study abroad to gain new perspectives and to grow personally and intellectually. More than 3,000 SDSU students study abroad each year in more than 70 countries, including the United Kingdom, China, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Our campus-based academic programs reinforce this global perspective. These programs include the Center for International Business Education and Research; the Center for Latin American Studies; the International Security and Conflict Resolution degree program; and the International Business program, which ranks No. 12 in the nation.
Research and Creative Endeavors — San Diego State is a leading public research university with a thriving research agenda and competitive awards totaling over $134 million in 2017-2018 — including funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the California Department of Health Services. Undergraduate research and entrepreneurship are hallmarks of SDSU. Stu - dents collaborate with faculty and staff in on-campus laboratories to address national and global challenges, and they create new companies and social enterprises in our entrepreneurship and innovation centers. More than 90 SDSU students have earned prestigious Fulbright awards since 2005, while other students have received Gilman International Scholarships, Boren Awards for International Study, the Udall Scholarship for environmental work, and Gates Cambridge Scholarships.
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