The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Sustainable and Resilient Materials, with an emphasis on the department’s strategic directions in the areas of Adaptation, Shaping Resource Flows, and Data-Driven Innovation. Our infrastructure’s growing need to reduce emissions, address climate change, and increase resilience to natural hazards requires expertise in construction materials engineering beyond the traditional approaches of the past. This new faculty position will build on the CEE Department’s established reputation for innovation and intellectual leadership in this area, and is commensurate with its strategic vision. It will also complement the University of Michigan’s existing strengths in the broad areas of material engineering and mechanics.
The search seeks candidates who conduct fundamental research in theory, fabrication, simulation, characterization, and/or experimental testing of materials for infrastructure applications. Research areas of interest related to sustainable materials include, but are not limited to, carbon capture with materials, recycling of infrastructure materials, self-healing materials, enhanced lifecycle of traditional materials, biodegradable materials, and material systems for energy efficient infrastructure. Topics related to resilient materials include high-strength materials, behavior of materials under extreme conditions, composite materials, architected materials, and functional materials. Other related areas will also be considered and candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are highly encouraged to apply.
The preferred start date for the position is August 26, 2024. To be considered for this position, a PhD (or equivalent) degree or current enrollment in a PhD-granting program is expected. A successful candidate would be encouraged to collaborate with researchers in other departments and colleges across the University and to demonstrate abilities to translate fundamental advances into practice. Candidates are expected to develop new courses that complement CEE’s existing undergraduate and graduate curricula.
We seek faculty members who embrace our culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Michigan Engineering models that commitment in our research, culture and collaborations. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of that commitment. Learn more about DEI at Michigan Engineering here. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s additional DEI initiatives may be found here.
Please submit your application including:
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Statements of research interest and its alignment with the search theme and the CEE Department’s strategic vision,
- Statement of teaching philosophy,
- Statement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) philosophy,
- A maximum of three representative research products, and
- Names and contact information for five references (only three references necessary for applicants at the Assistant Professor rank).
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Professor Evgueni Filipov, the Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The University of Michigan is a premier public university with top-rated engineering, medical, law, and business programs, and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Michigan is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally and intellectually diverse environment. Research and education in the areas of data and systems science is highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary, with specialists housed in almost all of the CoE’s 14 Departments who work together as parts of a single community. This community also enjoys active collaborations with many other campus entities, including the University of Michigan Transportation Institute, MCity, Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering, Michigan Institute for Data Science, the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the School of Information, and the Social Science Research Institute – to name a few.
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