Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Faculty - Urban-Natural Systems Modeling
College/School/Unit: Cockrell School of Engineering Department: Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Posted: Oct 22, 2019 Apply By: Open until filled
Description The Vice President for Research at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) invites applications for an Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) faculty position in the area of Urban-Natural Systems Modeling, which is part of a Cluster Hire initiative. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality research program that develops and integrates models for urban-natural systems to provide information for engineering design and decision-making. This research area is a key component of a new, campus-wide initiative, called Planet Texas 2050, which is addressing the challenges to Texas's resiliency in the 21st century including demands from population growth, climate change, and extreme events. The design, development, and growth of resilient cities requires research that effectively considers changes in the complex interactions between components of urban and natural systems. Projections for future change in complex urban infrastructure systems and their connections to climate change and/or population growth will influence the design and management of resilient cities, forensic analyses of disasters, and understanding of challenges to public health in the 21st century. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population, develop a sustainable sponsored research program, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty across the university, and be involved in service to the university and the profession.
Qualifications The successful candidate will have depth in model development, computing, and/or data analytics for either urban or natural systems and a demonstrated ability to integrate across urban and natural systems. Examples might include low impact development (LID), effects of coastal change on urban systems, resilient and sustainable infrastructure, or sustainable mobility. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE), with a potential joint appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences (DGS), depending on the candidate's area of expertise and interests. Additional potential affiliations and collaborations include UT Austin's Oden Institute for Computational Engineering & Sciences, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, the Center for Sustainable Development, the Environmental Science Institute, the Energy Institute, and the Dell Medical School. The university is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.
Application Instructions Applicants must have an earned PhD degree or equivalent in engineering or a related field. Requested application documents include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research experience and interests, statement of teaching experience and interests, statement describing a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service; and contact information for at least three references (five if at the Associate or Full Professor levels). Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2019.
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