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Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:






Assistant Professor - Structural Engineering







35909BR





Engineering



Position Description


Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.


About the College

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.




About the Department/School/Area

The Whitacre College of Engineering (WCOE) and the College of Arts & Sciences (CA&S) both represented original academic areas when TTU opened in 1925. The CA&S is comprised of 15 departments, offering a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and natural sciences. The College has more than 10,000 students enrolled representing more than a quarter of the overall Texas Tech University student population while maintaining a 22:1 student to faculty ratio. The WCOE houses seven departments which offer nine bachelor's, 13 master's, and eight doctoral degree programs. The college has more than 4600 undergraduate and 1500 graduate students.

NWI was first established in 1970 in response to an F5 tornado which impacted Lubbock. While affiliated faculty originally focused solely on engineering, the Institute quickly expanded to include other disciplines. Today, NWI's research agenda has expanded to include atmospheric measurement and prediction, wind engineering, and energy systems. NWI represents a multidisciplinary hub of innovative activity supported by a growing list of faculty affiliate and student contributors, unique suite of world-class facilities, and capable technical/administrative staff.




About the Department and/or College

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

The Whitacre College of Engineering (WCOE) and the College of Arts & Sciences (CA&S) both represented original academic areas when TTU opened in 1925. The CA&S is comprised of 15 departments, offering a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and natural sciences. The College has more than 10,000 students enrolled representing more than a quarter of the overall Texas Tech University student population while maintaining a 22:1 student to faculty ratio. The WCOE houses seven departments which offer nine bachelor's, 13 master's, and eight doctoral degree programs. The college has more than 4600 undergraduate and 1500 graduate students.

NWI was first established in 1970 in response to an F5 tornado which impacted Lubbock. While affiliated faculty originally focused solely on engineering, the Institute quickly expanded to include other disciplines. Today, NWI's research agenda has expanded to include atmospheric measurement and prediction, wind engineering, and energy systems. NWI represents a multidisciplinary hub of innovative activity supported by a growing list of faculty affiliate and student contributors, unique suite of world-class facilities, and capable technical/administrative staff.



Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at Texas Tech University (TTU) is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Structural Engineering.

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an externally funded and internationally recognized program of independent and collaborative research, (2) supervise graduate students, (3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the respective disciplines, (4) work across disciplinary boundaries, and (5) serve the Department, the College of Engineering, and the University.



Organization

Texas Tech University



Required Qualifications

Specific required qualifications include:

  • Completion (by the time of the appointment) of a Ph.D. in a related field with emphasis on or relatable to wind hazards;
  • A documented record of quality teaching (Full or Associate Professor) or demonstrated strong potential for teaching (Assistant Professor) in the undergraduate and graduate programs in their area of expertise or appropriate technical topics;
  • The ability to develop and sustain a vibrant, nationally/internationally recognized and externally-funded research program;
  • Experience with (Full or Associate Professor) or strong potential (Assistant Professor) for mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students.
  • A willingness to work within a multi-disciplinary group to develop engineering and socially actionable strategies that contribute to a reduction in the impact of wind hazards on society.
  • A proven track record (Full Professor) of leading large multi-disciplinary teams of researchers.



    Faculty Qualifications

    Specific required qualifications include:
  • Completion (by the time of the appointment) of a Ph.D. in a related field with emphasis on or relatable to wind hazards;
  • A documented record of quality teaching (Full or Associate Professor) or demonstrated strong potential for teaching (Assistant Professor) in the undergraduate and graduate programs in their area of expertise or appropriate technical topics;
  • The ability to develop and sustain a vibrant, nationally/internationally recognized and externally-funded research program;
  • Experience with (Full or Associate Professor) or strong potential (Assistant Professor) for mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. students.
  • A willingness to work within a multi-disciplinary group to develop engineering and socially actionable strategies that contribute to a reduction in the impact of wind hazards on society.
  • A proven track record (Full Professor) of leading large multi-disciplinary teams of researchers.



    Preferred Qualifications

    In addition to the required qualifications, individuals who have one or more of the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Experimental Psychologists with expertise in risk perception, judgement and decision making, or attitudes and beliefs related to climate and weather extremes (e.g., tornadoes and hurricanes). Methods are open, though experience with mixed methods survey research is preferred. Candidate should have experience examining individual, community, or system level resilience in the context of behavioral, cognitive, or perceptual processes and frameworks for risk assessment.
  • Wind Engineers that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence to examine linkages between atmospheric measurements, wind engineering applications, and socioeconomic impacts. Ideal candidate will be able to work with various data types and scales involved in wind engineering, atmospheric measurements, and socioeconomic impacts.
  • Atmospheric Scientists with a primary focus on large eddy simulation and its connections to smaller (i.e., engineering oriented computational fluid dynamics, finite element, etc.) scales of motion within the context of atmospheric wind hazards. Additional linkages with atmospheric predictability on larger scales, multi-scale simulations of other atmospheric phenomena (e.g., severe storms, lightning) and wind energy (wind plant complex flow fields) are also of significant value.
  • Structural engineers that specialize in wind loading and loading effects on structures and are comfortable operating at the interface with atmospheric wind hazards. The individual should have proven experience in performing analytical, experimental and/or numerical modeling of wind loading and loading effects.



    Duty Point

    TTU Lubbock, main campus and affiliated facilities



    Safety Information

    Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.



    Does this position work in a research laboratory?

    Yes



    Special Instructions to Applicants

    The application deadline is January 31, 2024.



    Job Type

    Full Time



    Pay Basis

    Monthly



    Pay Statement

    Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/payplan.



    Travel Required

    Up to 25%



    Grant Funded?

    No



    Job Group

    Assistant Professor



    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.



    Salary Grade

    800


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