Job ID: 131516

Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Oct. 14, 2019
  • Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction, UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction (CEEC) of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in structural engineering commencing Fall 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous and sustainable funded research program in his or her area of expertise, supervise graduate students, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their expertise area related to structural engineering, and participate in service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

Required: A bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering is required. A Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or a closely related discipline is required by the date of appointment. Applicants from all areas of structural engineering will be considered.

Preferred: Applicants with a background in one or more of the following areas will receive special consideration: innovations in structural steel systems, hazard-resilient structures and infrastructure, application of innovative materials for resilient and/or sustainable structures, decision making through data science applications for structural systems. Applicants with expertise in both computational/analytical and experimental research are preferred. Applicants who have a Professional Engineering (PE) license or ability to obtain one within a reasonable time period are preferred.  

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Application materials must include cover letter, complete curriculum vita, vision statements for research and teaching (maximum of two pages), copies of up to three representative publications, and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience in the cover letter. The review of materials will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be addressed to Professor Nader Ghafoori, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0118382” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

  • UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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