Job ID: 170555

Professor (all ranks) in 3D Printing and Manufacturing of Structures

Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus

  • Oct. 28, 2021
  • Professor (all ranks) in 3D Printing and Manufacturing of Structures
  • Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
    Tempe, AZ
  • Open until filled
  • August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Sustainable Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Professor (all ranks) in 3D Printing and Manufacturing of Structures
Location: Arizona State University – Tempe Campus

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) seek applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the area of 3D Printing and Manufacturing of Structures. SSEBE, one of the seven Fulton Schools, houses a vibrant structural engineering, materials, and mechanics research community (Learn more at We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. The applicant is expected to contribute to the future of structures for a sustainable and equitable built environment. Particular areas of interest include structural and materials-related aspects of advanced construction including, but not limited to: smart, sustainable, and adaptive materials and their manufacturing for buildings, infrastructure, energy structures and mining applications; deep generative design and optimization to bridge architectural, structural, functional, and constructability needs; digital manufacturing/additive construction; and manufactured structural systems for extreme environments.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching and research, and advance the ASU Charter, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects, and undertake service activities.

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with the Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience and opportunities for all. NEI investments in the Fulton Schools of Engineering will grow our world class faculty to accelerate research outcomes; broaden student access to our programs; will establish Science and Technology Centers to foster the growth of new economy Industries; and will expand experiential learning and workforce training opportunities.

Appointment will be at the rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2022. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment is currently the most involved in the interest areas of this search.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or closely related field by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of research capability and commitment to teaching excellence as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct sponsored research and generate scholarly articles in the interest areas of the search, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Desired qualifications:

  • Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain registration in a timely manner
  • For associate and full professor candidates:
  • Prior experience with securing external sponsored funding
  • Prior experience with teaching that incorporates active learning

Application Instructions

Application deadline is December 15, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select "apply now" next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging*
  • Contact information for three references

*The ASU Charter states, "ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves." The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

For additional information regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair, Professor Narayanan Neithalath at

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Contact Information

  • Narayanan Neithalath
    School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
    Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
    660 South College Ave
    Tempe, AZ 85281-3005

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