Multiple Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Faculty Positions
Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil,
Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
The George Mason University, Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering (CEIE), within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), invites applications for one or more tenure-track faculty positions in sustainable structural engineering beginning Fall 2022. Senior candidates with established records of outstanding research and excellent teaching may be considered for tenured Associate Professor or Professor positions. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; develop an independent, externally funded research program; advise students; participate in all aspects of the department’s mission; serve the profession; and embrace and help advance the University’s strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Applicants must have received a PhD in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or a closely related field by the start date of the position, and should have demonstrated potential for excellence and productivity in research, and a commitment to high-quality teaching.
We seek outstanding candidates working on sustainability and resilience of structural systems experiencing the negative effects of climate change. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to: use and modeling of innovative multi-functional and multi-scale materials, sustainable structural materials and systems, integration of physics-based and AI solutions for structural resilience, or climate risk and reliability analysis. A demonstrated ability to collaborate across disciplines in engineering, computing, and humanities is desirable. Mason provides faculty with unique opportunities to engage in transdisciplinary research through the Institute for a Sustainable Earth and the Institute for Digital Innovation, and we seek candidates who can leverage these resources. The department and the College place high value on engaging students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and candidates from these groups are especially encouraged to apply.
About the Department:
Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering is a vibrant and fast-growing department, with a focus on transdisciplinary research with global impact. The department offers MS and PhD programs, in addition to an ABET-accredited BS degree. During the last 5 years, the department has experienced tremendous growth in new research awards, and in enrollment in the PhD program. Total enrollment across all degrees in CEIE has increased to 400 students. The Volgenau School of Engineering is committed to significant investment in expansion of the department faculty and to double the current size within 5-10 years with a focus on research excellence. The department has an enviable and strong relationship with industry, including over 30 companies and individuals working in partnership as the Civil Engineering Institute (http://civil.gmu.edu/about-cei), a unique organization formed to support the mission and vision of the department. Further information about the department can be found on its web site at http://www.civil.gmu.edu/.
A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia’s Technology Corridor
The College of Engineering and Computing at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.
George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country, and has an outstanding local public school system.
George Mason University has several research centers and institutes that excel at focused and multidisciplinary studies, working together to solve global problems. Further information about centers can be found at https://www2.gmu.edu/research/institutes-and-centers. In conjunction with Amazon’s decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in the College. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university is the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university’s already leading national position in engineering, computing and related areas
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F640AZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a statement of professional goals including your perspective on teaching and research (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), a complete CV with publications, a statement on what diversity and inclusion means to you (to attach as ‘Other Doc’), and the names of three professional references. The review of applications will begin December 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.