Job ID: 167790

Professor of Empire Innovation

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • Sep. 22, 2021
  • Professor of Empire Innovation
  • Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Graduate Student
    Associate Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSEE) at University at Buffalo (UB) invites candidates to apply for a position of Professor of Empire Innovation, at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. The selected candidate will receive support through the SUNY Empire Innovation Program (EIP) which recognizes exceptional scholars with proven track records of externally funded research.

We invite prominent leaders working in the areas of infrastructure resilience, in pursuit of innovations in the built environment in response to climate change-induced hazards, increasing encroachment of communities into areas prone to hazards, insufficient energy and water infrastructure, and aging transportation systems. Examples of the relevant infrastructure (often referred to as lifeline systems) include transportation, coastal and inland flood protection, energy, water, and wastewater. We particularly encourage candidates whose scholarship engages system-level analysis and multi-system interdependencies.

The Professor of Empire Innovation will complement traditional Departmental strengths in extreme events, structural/bridge/geotechnical engineering, transportation systems, and environmental/water-resources engineering, as well as more focused capacity in wind/fire/materials engineering and environmental sustainability.
The Professor of Empire Innovation will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor graduate students, and maintain an active externally funded research program. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty members and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential within a professional culture that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.

About the Department
The CSEE Department offers BS degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering, both accredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET. At the graduate level, CSEE offers MS/PhD degrees in civil engineering, MS/PhD degrees in environmental and water resources engineering, an MS program in engineering sustainability, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Bridge Engineering.

The Department currently is comprised of 34 tenure-track faculty, 4 teaching faculty, approximately 500 undergraduate majors, 90 masters’ students and 60 doctoral students. Seventeen of our faculty members have joined CSEE since 2014, and we are recruiting four additional faculty members (including this position) during the academic year 2021-2022.

CSEE scholars routinely engage in collaborations with colleagues from diverse academic disciplines and participate in numerous cross-disciplinary research centers including the Institute for Bridge Engineering (ISB), Center for Computational Research (CCR), MCEER, the Center for Geohazards Studies, the Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL), the Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory (SEESL), and the Institute for Research and Education in eNergy, Environment, and Water (RENEW).

About the University
The University at Buffalo (UB), a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities, is the largest and most comprehensive university in The State University of New York (SUNY) system, with about 22,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students and 1600 fulltime faculty. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has 7,300 students enrolled across 9 academic departments.

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB faculty members enjoy competitive salaries and comprehensive health and retirement plan options. Our campus culture encourages a diverse mix of work, personal, and academic pursuits, with many institutional programs that support a healthy work-life balance.

About Buffalo
The City of Buffalo, located on the reinvigorated Lake Erie waterfront, is a dynamic urban center with a rapidly growing economy, eclectic neighborhoods, world-class art galleries and museums, a vibrant theater and music community, a city-wide system of parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and multiple professional sports teams. Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls are easily accessible within a 20-minute drive. The CSEE Department is located on the UB North Campus in the nearby Town of Amherst, a thriving area that combines outstanding public schools and services with a surprisingly low cost-of-living.
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE).

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