Job ID: 163457

Professor of the Practice (part time)

Tufts University

  • Jul. 19, 2021
  • Professor of the Practice (part time)
  • School of Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( at Tufts University ( seeks candidates for a part-time Professor of the Practice position in the area of Geotechnical Engineering. Candidates must possess a doctorate degree in geotechnical engineering and have a minimum of 10 years of experience.

We seek applicants with expertise in geotechnical engineering. Principal responsibilities will include graduate and undergraduate instruction and mentorship, and University and professional service. The successful candidate will join our Geosystems Engineering program with strengths in geomechanics, geotechnical experimentation, and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of teaching.

Tufts’ School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a "Research I" university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

The successful candidate will join an active department that offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs, and thus must demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in mentoring graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per year and mentoring of M.S. students in the Geosystems graduate program. An earned doctorate is required.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Laurie Baise, search committee chair; Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a vision statement through Interfolio at The vision statement should include a discussion of advancing graduate level geosystems teaching and ways of supporting and mentoring existing and prospective graduate students. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate attention to diversity and inclusion as it relates to teaching, research, and scholarship throughout their application. Review of applications will begin August 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

    Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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