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Tenure Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Geotechnical Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at The Pennsylvania State University is pleased to announce a search for a tenure track or tenured Faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering.

Candidates with expertise in all areas of geotechnical, geomechanical, and geoenvironmental engineering are invited to apply, and in particular candidates with demonstrated strengths to address infrastructure challenges and developments with significant societal impacts. The ideal candidate should demonstrate intellectual depth and promise for high-quality research as well
as a commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals with demonstrated abilities to collaborate across disciplines also are encouraged to apply.

The CEE Department is a vibrant and dynamic unit with 38 faculty members, 17 research scientists, annual research expenditures of $18M, and U.S. News and World Report rankings of 13th and 20th, respectively, for undergraduate and graduate programs in civil engineering. Department faculty members have received prestigious honors including many professional society awards, 12 NSF CAREER awards, and one NAE membership. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with research expenditures over $1 billion annually. Penn State also has substantial outlets for interdisciplinary research through the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute, Materials Research Institute, Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, and Institutes of Energy and the Environment. Please see for additional information about the department.

The College of Engineering is committed to creating a diverse and welcoming community that is pursuing engineering education, research, and community engagement with the power to inspire change and impact tomorrow. The College is also committed to work-life balance, a strong appreciation for diversity and inclusion, and family-friendly programs for faculty.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in civil engineering or related field at the start of the appointment. Candidates seeking the rank of Associate Professor should have a strong track record of success in teaching, research, and service. Candidates seeking the rank of Full Professor should have, in addition, a research track record that distinguishes them as a leader in the profession.

In addition, the preferred candidate should have demonstrated teaching experience through academic courses, professional conference presentations, outreach, or related activities. The successful applicant is expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop a research program leading to national and international recognition.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching and research interests that also reflects how contributions will advance Penn State’s Commitment to Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
  • Up to three journal publications
  • Contact information for three references.

For full consideration, applications should be received no later than September 20, 2021. Review of applications will continue through October 31, 2021. Apply to job at

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

State College, Pennsylvania, has been voted repeatedly as one of the most desirable and safest places to live in the United States.

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