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Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering & Mechanics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Title: Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering & Mechanics

Position Details

Position Description

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in teaching, research and service. In teaching, the candidate will contribute to the existing range of courses and will develop new courses that reflect their professional interests. In research, the candidate will develop new areas of strength for the department, and collaborate with colleagues within CEE and throughout the university.

This is a full-time, tenure track position, on a 9-month service period, with an anticipated start date of the 2020-21 academic year. The search is open to candidates with expertise in all areas of structural engineering, including but not limited to infrastructure response to natural and other hazards, new materials  applications in structural engineering and their applications, advanced experimental techniques, advanced sensing technologies, and applications of data science in structural and infrastructure engineering.


Applicants must have earned a PhD, or foreign equivalent, in civil engineering or related discipline by the date of appointment.


Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a maximum two page research statement that includes the candidate’s vision for their research for the next 5 years and the potential for research collaboration, (4) a one page description of the candidate’s vision for instruction and learning in structural engineering, (5) a list of at least three references. Candidates are expected to include in their statements examples of past activities to enhance diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.  Applicant review will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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