The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for two tenure-system faculty positions in the general area of risk and reliability. These are open-rank positions and the successful candidates will possess a strong background in risk assessment and risk management related to critical contemporary issues in civil or environmental engineering. Applicants with expertise in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:
Transportation engineering; including highway safety, human factors and road user performance; traffic operations and control; and connected/automated vehicles.
Hydrology and water resources engineering, including extreme weather events and associated risks (storms, flooding, erosion, etc.) to urban water infrastructure and other complex water systems (e.g., the water-food-energy nexus).
Risk-based structural design and assessment (covering extreme events, including those associated with climate change) and probabilistic mechanics.
Assessment and management of risks associated with water quality and health in urban drinking water systems and environmental contaminants; understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes leading to exposure; and risk reduction strategies and technologies.
Doctorate -Field related to the position focus
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in a field related to the position focus, and demonstrate exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. The candidate is expected to establish a robust, externally funded research program that supplements current Department, College, and University strengths, in addition to creating new research thrusts. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as part of the CEE department curricula.
Strength in probabilistic and statistical methods is highly desirable. The ability to conduct interdisciplinary research, both written and outside the department, is highly desirable.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a teaching and research plan (3 pages maximum), and the names and contact information for at least three references. The application should be accompanied by a cover letter stating the position specialty area and a brief statement of interest in the position.
Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled. Applications should be received by December 1, 2017 for full consideration. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair through email at CEE-RISK-Search@egr.msu.edu
Internal Number: 470022
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