The Ohio State University, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

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Position ID:CoE-CEGE-AY22CEGE1 [#19362]
Position Title: Open Rank Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering Department of Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineerin
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering / Geomechanical Behavior
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/30, finished 2022/09/14, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

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Open Rank Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering Department of Civil Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Position Overview:

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. Areas of interest broadly include, but are not limited to smart sustainable geo-systems; geo-hazard sensing and modeling; risk and resilience of geo-systems; energy foundations; ground improvement; geosynthetics; geoenvironmental engineering; coastal geotechnics; biogeotechnics; and areas at the intersection of geotechnical engineering and infrastructure equity. Methodologies of interest include, but are not limited to, geomechanics and advanced physics-based computational modeling; characterization of properties and phenomena by experimental, in-situ testing, remote sensing and geophysical methods; and advanced data science/analytics in geotechnics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complement existing department strengths around climate alterations and resilience, public health exposure of the built environment, energy systems management, and data collection and analytics.

Expectations for the position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering; establishing and sustaining an active, externally-funded research program toward national and international recognition in the field; advising graduate and undergraduate students; and engaging in outreach and service activities with communities, professional organizations and the university. The successful candidate should be prepared to collaborate across disciplines and work with diverse communities and faculty. The faculty position is full time (9-month) and starts in August 2022.

Required Qualifications:

-A doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field prior to the start date of the appointment

-An established record of research commensurate with prior training and specialization

-Evidence of potential for developing a nationally recognized research program

-Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and an ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students

-Candidates applying for the associate or full professor rank in addition must meet OSU’s criteria for appointment to the rank and have:

--a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and service

--a nationally/internationally recognized research track record including a record of securing external funding

Desired Qualifications:

-Professional experience such as post-doctoral and other research positions in academia, national labs, and industry in related fields

-Demonstrated experience collaborating on interdisciplinary initiatives

-Experience working with diverse populations and commitment to diversity/inclusivity

-Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain registration

University Overview: The Ohio State University sets the stage for academic achievement and innovation. It's where friendships are forged, tradition is brought to life and a better global community is built. Our mission is as clear today as it was 150 years ago: to illuminate a pathway to education, research and health care that creates vibrant futures. Faculty and staff build the incomparable Buckeye spirit through collaboration, a strong sense of community and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Ohio State is a university that seeks and welcomes diverse ideas, perspectives, and views. Academic freedom is a core value of our institution and Ohio State is committed to creating learning opportunities in which all members of the university community can engage in frank, meaningful discussions with others of differing views. More info can be found at (

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Ohio State is a top-20 public university, enrolling over 60,000 students, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. More info about The Ohio State University can be found at (

College Overview: When Ohio State was founded in 1870, the Department of Mathematics and Engineering was one of seven original departments. Today, the College of Engineering offers 14 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in 12 departments or centers, as well as, three undergraduate and four graduate degrees in the Knowlton School of Architecture, to approximately 10,000 students. The college has recently expanded its degree offerings with a BS in Engineering Technology available on the regional campuses of the university. The college is one of the largest, most reputable, and impactful institutions in the field with 405 engineering and architecture faculty members. Included in this total are 328 tenure track faculty, 54 clinical track faculty, and 23 research track faculty. The college has 14 National Academy of Engineering members and numerous members of societies and reward recipients. In fiscal year 2020, the college had nearly $138.5 million in externally sponsored research expenditures. Industry R&D expenditures for the College of Engineering in fiscal year 2020 totaled nearly $44 million.

College of Engineering provides fertile ground for innovation and collaboration, and it shares the land-grant mission to create, transfer, and preserve knowledge for the purpose of enhancing economic competitiveness regionally, nationally, and globally and by preparing professionals ready to sustain and advance society. The College of Engineering strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment where all students, staff, and faculty can thrive ( We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential components of excellence in the College of Engineering. We are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We seek candidates who are committed to contributing to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. More information about the College of Engineering can be found at (

Columbus Overview:

As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus invites and embraces cultural and economic diversity. We are home to Fortune 500 companies, world-class research institutes, top-ranked hospitals, and the state’s capitol. The city was named the 2015 "Intelligent Community of the Year" by the Intelligent Community Forum, called a "Midwestern style capital" by the New York Times and one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. Columbus is home to multiple dynamic arts districts. Read more at (Experience Columbus).

Department Overview:

The CEGE department at Ohio State is a cohesive unit of recognized leaders in professional and academic circles who are dedicated to educating tomorrow’s leaders. The faculty includes 28 tenure-track members, 2 research professors, 4 professors of practice and 7 associated faculty members. The Department faculty are a diverse group of educators and scholars who engage in, and place high value upon, interdisciplinary practices. Recent prestigious honors include NSF Career awards and induction to the National Academy of Engineering. Departmental faculty are actively engaged with the College of Public Health, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Schools of Earth Science and Environment and Natural Resources and state agencies headquartered in Columbus. Along with graduate and undergraduate students, the CEGE faculty, pursue research on cross-cutting themes that transcend infrastructure, transportation, environment and geodetic applications to address the changing nature and coming challenges of civil and environmental engineering practice.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an application in Academic Jobs Online: ( Please submit the application in a single book-marked PDF file that contains in this order (i) a cover letter, (ii) curriculum vita, (iii) diversity statement (describe experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals that promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion in one or more of the areas of scholarship, instruction and outreach), (iv) statement of research (describe the evolution of research, highlight research accomplishments, and provide a clear vision for future research) and (v) statement of teaching interests, and (vi) names and contact information of five references commensurate with the rank sought. For questions regarding this position, contact Dr. Abdollah Shafieezadeh

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution, a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and have an excellent partner in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. filled.

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Further Info:
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142 Hitchcock Hall
2070 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210