Tenure Track Faculty Positions School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Georgia Tech - School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 8, 2022

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The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (www.cee.gatech.edu) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA invites applications for up to three tenure-track faculty positions with priority in the areas of: Environmental Engineering and Geosystems Engineering. All degree programs in the School are ranked in the top five US programs. Applicants will be considered at all ranks in any of the School’s research areas, with emphasis on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and crosscutting activities. Faculty candidates are sought in two particular areas:  Environmental Engineering, with emphasis on air pollution and global change, urban systems and sustainability, and environmental public health;  and  Geosystems Engineering, with emphasis on sustainable urban geotechnics, bio-inspired and bio-mediated geotechnics, multi-scale/multi-physics modelling of subsurface systems and processes, and application of data science in addressing system level geo-infrastructure safety and resilience. Faculty candidates in other areas of Civil Engineering including Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials (SEMM), Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering (CISE), Water Resources Engineering (WRE) and Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) will be considered, particularly those with expertise in leveraging materials innovations and data science to address issues in those disciplinary areas.

Diversity is one of Georgia Tech’s strengths and one of the major priorities identified in our strategic plan. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building and sustaining a diverse community. We believe that diversity includes the individual perspectives among people from differing social, racial, or ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, beliefs, expectations, physical abilities, and aspirations. Each of these characteristics, both singularly and in combination, contributes to the richness of the Georgia Tech community. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

Broadly, we seek candidates whose work contributes to the School’s interdisciplinary, crosscutting research areas of smart cities, sustainable systems, healthy communities, and resilient infrastructure systems. Further, the School seeks to expand its research and teaching expertise in interdisciplinary areas that address global grand challenges. Preference will be given to candidates at the assistant professor level, but exceptional candidates at the associate professor or professor levels will be considered. Candidates are expected to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Along with undergraduate and graduate teaching, each position requires a balance of research and service responsibilities. Candidates shall have either demonstrated or shown a clear potential for creative and independent research that would lead to a strong, extramurally funded research program and national/international recognition.

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself in its high-quality student body, faculty focus on excellence, outstanding staff, technology resources, interdisciplinary culture, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The School of CEE is committed to building an inclusive intellectual community that is reflective of the diverse population it serves and particularly encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech currently has approximately 610 undergraduate students, 340 graduate students, and 51 tenure-track faculty members. Women comprise 53% of the undergraduate population, and 18% of the overall student population identifies as a member of under-represented minority groups.  Fourteen faculty members are women, and five faculty members identify as a member of under-represented minority groups. Eighteen faculty members hold endowed chairs or professorships with 33% of them being women faculty. The 2021 US News and World Report rankings place the Civil Engineering undergraduate program at #2 and the Environmental Engineering undergraduate program at #3 in the country. The corresponding graduate programs are ranked #2 and #6, respectively.

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application indicating your area of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of your teaching philosophy, teaching interests, and advising and mentoring philosophy; (5) a statement describing your understanding of, prior engagement in, and plans for future activities to support DEI; and (6) the names and contact information of at least three references. Application materials should be uploaded as .PDF files via https://bit.ly/30I8THr . Requests for information may be directed to Dr. David Frost (david.frost@ce.gatech.edu), Chair of the CEE Faculty Search Committee. Screening of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

A Ph.D. or equivalent qualification is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.


The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Georgia Tech has a long tradition of excellence in engineering education. We believe that our strong reputation is based on several factors, including our attention to engineering fundamentals, investments in state-of-the-art technology, and the world-class scholars that comprise CEE's faculty. Civil and environmental engineering are broad and diverse engineering disciplines that work on many facets of improving the human condition. The construction of all things big and small are long-standing examples of civil engineering projects from clean drinking water, to designing and implementing efficient and safe transportation systems, to constructing buildings and bridges that survive seismic activity, to building dams for hydropower and flood control. Today our faculty and students are working on problems that go far beyond these traditional areas to provide growing populations with innovative solutions needed to survive in a global society. Civil and environmental engineers both focus on the needs of people. The need for civil and/or environmental engineers will only increase in the future as society copes with expanding urbanization, decaying infrastructures, global climate change, and an increase in the human population. The civil and environmental engineering job markets provide opportunities for our graduates both nationally and internationally. Earning a bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering at Georgia Tech will prepare our graduates for a future career in an engineering discipline that is expanding and changing in concert with the world in which we live in. We encourage well-qualified prospective students to consider this long-standing, dynamic, and broad engineering discipline as their academic program of choice and to join the school where we believe, "People are our priority and the world is our laboratory." Reginald DesRoches, Ph.D. Karen and John Huff School Chair and Professor
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