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Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Date Posted:
November 13, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 15, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • University of Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, invites applications for a full-time, general funds, tenure track, faculty position, pending position clearance and availability of funds. To begin approximately August 1, 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible. The University of Hawai‘i is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a strong emphasis on research and graduate education. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and its undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Current enrollment is approximately 300 undergraduate and 60 graduate students with 16 faculty members. For more information on the department, please visit
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. To teach in person or by distance delivery methods assigned courses or seminars in structural analysis, finite element analysis, structural dynamics, engineering mechanics, and mechanics of materials, including concepts of sustainability where appropriate;
  2. To develop advanced courses in areas of expertise, supervise independent study, and participate in curriculum development activities;
  3. To develop an extramurally-funded research program that leads to publication in leading scholarly journals;
  4. To serve as academic advisor to undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. students;
  5. To serve on Departmental, College, and University committees;
  6. To render service to the professional or lay community relevant to the individual’s academic specialty;
  7. To perform related tasks as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An earned Ph.D. (ABD will be considered; degree must be earned before date of hire) in civil engineering or a closely related field.
  2. Expertise in an emerging research area related to structural engineering. Such areas may include, but are not limited to: infrastructure resilience to natural hazards (hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc.); structural health monitoring; structural system optimization; adaptation of coastal infrastructure to withstand natural hazards, sea level rise and climate change.
  3. Demonstrated research productivity and publication of scholarly materials.
  4. Demonstrated ability as a teacher, including ability to teach graduate courses in area of expertise, as well as general undergraduate courses in civil engineering.
  5. Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Familiarity with preparation of research proposals and knowledge of research funding sources in area of expertise.
  2. Record of publications in leading journals.
  3. Experience working on extramurally-funded, multi-disciplinary research teams.

To Apply:
Applicants should follow the instructions at Applicants must submit a cover letter specifying the position and the research area; a statement of their research interests, activities, and plans; a statement on their teaching philosophy, interests, and plans; a curriculum vitae detailing research and teaching accomplishments; up to 4 copies of relevant publications; transcripts evidencing highest degree earned or coursework to time of application if ABD (photocopies/web version are acceptable for application purposes; however, official transcripts will be required upon hire), and the names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of 4 professional references.
  1. Dr. Panos Prevedouros, Professor and Dept. Chair;

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