Job ID: 197047

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Oct. 17, 2022
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Open until filled
  • August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in structural engineering. We are interested in applicants with strong core fundamentals in science and engineering that allow them to move easily across disciplinary boundaries and work collaboratively to solve complex problems of local and global interests. The appointment is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor, although exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered.

We are seeking individuals with a documented interest in advancing the frontiers of structural engineering. Candidates with an emphasis in experimental methods and structural mechanics, focused on advancing understanding of structural behavior are encouraged to apply. Experience and interest in large-scale structural testing is preferred. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a strong externally-funded research program. Teaching responsibilities include existing undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering, as well as development of new courses in the candidate’s specialty areas. An earned doctorate is required at the time of the appointment.

Applications must be submitted online at

Include a letter of intent, CV, complete contact information for three references, and statements on (i) research experience and interests, (iii) teaching experience and interests, (iv) experience fostering diversity and inclusion in the classroom and research. The review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Expected appointment is Fall 2023.

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (CEGE) at the University of Minnesota features state-of-the-art experimental facilities housed in the Galambos Structural Engineering and Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) Laboratories. The Galambos Laboratory includes a 2670 kN servo-hydraulic load frame, 1 m x 1 m earthquake simulator, reconfigurable test set ups with 11 large-capacity servo-hydraulic actuators, and temperature/humidity-controlled environmental chambers. There are 560 square meters of high-bay strong floor – strong wall testing space. The MAST Laboratory features a large-scale 6 degree-of-freedom system with hybrid testing capabilities for structures up to 9 m high and 6 m x 6 m plan, with over 5780 kN of vertical force and 3910 kN of force in the horizontal orthogonal directions.

CEGE is one of twelve departments within the College of Science and Engineering, which offers outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary research due to the unique combination of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering in one college. The department is affiliated with the Center for Transportation Studies and Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, which features a large-scale wind tunnel designed to study boundary layer effects and a field-instrumented 2.5 MW wind turbine. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer fully committed to a culturally and academically diverse faculty. Candidates who will further expand the diversity of the academic community through research, teaching, and service are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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Contact Information

  • Char Psihos
    Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    500 Pillsbury Drive SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • 6126251880

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