Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering - Scientific Computing for Infrastructure Materials

Location of Position: Boston, Massachusetts

Employing Institution: Northeastern University

Description of Position: As part of a strategic initiative in the areas of materials, artificial intelligence automation, and robotics in the context of sustainable and resilient Civil Infrastructure, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level with a cross-college joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences across the broad area of Scientific Computing for Infrastructure Materials. This position will have an opportunity for affiliations with the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for Experiential AI, and the Roux Institute. The university is in the midst of a significant, multi-year expansion in size and scope, including faculty, facilities, and programs within several disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries.Under this initiative, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences seek individuals conducting research that broadly applies and advances new computational methods for the discovery, characterization, and design of materials for civil engineering applications. This convergence research aims to improve the sustainability, resilience, and multi-functional performance of our built environment under current and future stressors such as climate change. Leaders in this field will have foundational knowledge in materials science, computer science, and computational mechanics. Areas of interest in materials science include novel materials and innovative redesign of existing materials for civil applications. Specific expertise may include solid or fluid mechanics; molecular dynamics; multi-scale modeling; topology optimization of materials; metamaterials; soft matter; and advanced methods for experimental validation. Computer science areas of interest include high-performance computing for material behavior and discovery; domain aware machine learning for materials discovery, characterization, and design; automation in construction with novel materials; Internet of Materials (IoM); and multiphysics computational simulation. The hiring efforts at Northeastern University seek to foster education and research across disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a proven ability to sustain a research program with emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be active, recognized leaders in their disciplines. The successful candidate will develop a program in related areas that leverage engagement with governmental agencies; the expertise of the faculty; and the professional community, while contributing to both the University's engineering and computer science teaching missions. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Required Qualifications: A Doctorate degree in civil engineering or a related field is required by the appointment start date as well as excellence in research, teaching, and service. Senior-level candidates should have a demonstrated record of developing transformative solutions to global challenges, sustaining a research program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching both undergraduate and graduate classes, and being an active, recognized leader nationally and internationally in the discipline.

Application Procedure: Visit the College website and click on Faculty Positions. Applications should be submitted under the position entitled Scientific Computing for Infrastructure Materials and should include (1) cover letter, (2) detailed resume, (3) research development statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, (6) copy of one sample journal paper, and (7) list of four references with contact information. Screening of applications begins December 1, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

Contact Information: Questions regarding this position should be directed to Taryn Quiroa Sullivan ([email protected]).


Closing Date: 12/15/2021