NOTICE OF VACANCY
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Washington State University (WSU), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invite applications for a post-doctoral research position under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Motter. The effective start date may be as early as January 13, 2020. Funding has been identified for one year and further extension is possible. The successful applicant will be based on the Pullman campus of WSU. This position is part of WSU’s effort to build a diverse faculty; female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position Description: Candidates are sought with expertise in large-scale structural testing, computational modeling of reinforced concrete components and systems, data analysis, and technical writing. It is expected that the selected candidate will be involved with multiple research projects at a time. Projects typically include large-scale structural testing, as well as analytical modeling of structural components and systems. The selected candidate is expected to assist in the advising of graduate students.
Position requirements: The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Civil or Architectural Engineering. A strong research background in structural earthquake engineering and reinforced concrete is desired. The ideal candidate should have an established record of publishing in high-quality journals. The ability to efficiently synthesize data and write manuscripts is essential for the position.
Applicants should apply online at https://www.wsujobs.com by submitting the following: a cover letter, a detailed resume, a statement of research interests (1-2 pages), and a list of five references with contact information. Screening of candidates will begin November 15, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Washington State University is a comprehensive land-grant research institution with an enrollment of approximately 31,500 students distributed across six campuses located in Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick), Everett, and Global. WSU is organized into eleven colleges offering doctoral degrees in 64 disciplines; 80 masters degree programs, and bachelor’s degrees in 96 academic major areas of study. WSU is one of the largest residential universities in the West. Close collaborations also exist with the University of Idaho, a land-grant research university of 12,500 students located just eight miles from the main Pullman campus. Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of five rapidly growing departments within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. The Department (cee.wsu.edu) currently has 34 full-time faculty members, three endowed professorships, four Young Investigator and Early Career awardees, and many fellows of professional organizations. The department has approximately 575 undergraduate students and an active research program, with nearly $11.5 million in extramural funding and a current enrollment of about 120 full-time graduate students.
WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. The college of engineering and architecture is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
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Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides many opportunities to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com.