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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Structural Engineering in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor

Department 00058 - Civil and Environmental Engin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 08/16/2024


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( CVEEN ) at the University of Utah is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Structural Engineering related to hazard resilience and sustainable infrastructure systems with a start date of August 16, 2024. The position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates at other levels are encouraged to apply.

Position Description – The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses within CVEEN , develop an externally-funded research program, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned doctorate in Civil and Environment Engineering or a closely aligned field before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary. Next generation infrastructure systems, encompassing smart sensing networks, will require innovations in civil engineering materials, construction, and simulation using complex combinations of computational and experimental techniques. To address the transformative leaps in engineering technologies, innovative research and teaching approaches will require inspirational leaders with adaptive abilities in areas including (but not limited to):

  • Characterization, analysis, and synthesis of novel structural materials and systems at a variety of scales and temporal levels through experimental and/or computational approaches;
  • Testing, analysis, and design of smart buildings capable of retaining functionality after exposure to external loads caused by blast impacts, earthquakes, or other hazards;
  • Development of computational techniques for the design of safer, more energy efficient, and environmentally friendly structural materials, members and systems;
  • Stochastic modeling of new materials and structural systems at all scales for multi-hazard and risk mitigation;
  • Multi-scale experimental testing related to nonlinear building performance under extreme events and cascading effects including disproportionate collapse;
  • Design of buildings in relation to climate change, including the development of multi-functional structural façade elements that serve multiple functions including structural resistance, remote sensors, and energy capture.

Candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. Intellectual depth, innovation and promise of candidates are of higher priority than their specific research areas. Minorities are also encouraged to apply for this position.

The University of Utah is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking. The State of Utah has more national parks and scenic areas than any other state. Growth in transportation, energy, mining, software, semiconductors, finance, education, healthcare, and business job sectors have contributed to the State’s prosperity, despite the difficult national economy.

The CEE department is one of seven rapidly growing departments within the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering. In the past decade, the number of tenure-track faculty positions has grown by 50% and research expenditures have more than tripled, to $81.5 million per year, placing our College in the top 30 engineering universities in the country for research volume (2022). The CVEEN Department currently has 21 tenure track faculty members, 4 lecturing faculty, plus we are actively searching for 3 positions including this vacancy. Our enrollment is 106 full-time graduate students, and 340 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with over $19 million in external funding in 2023. Additional information about the Department is available at:

Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and provide five reference contact information.

Initial screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2023 although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is closed.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and provide five reference contact information.

Open Date 10/19/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01126CF

Type Faculty