General Summary of Position:
The Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is searching for outstanding candidates for one full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Civil Engineering with expertise in Geotechnical Engineering. The college includes 130 faculty members, 30% of whom are women, and has just under 3,000 undergraduate and over 1,000 graduate students. The department currently comprises approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the largest programs in New England. The University serves the multicultural population of the Commonwealth and has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity by the American Society for Engineering Education and is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UMass Lowell is a Carnegie Doctoral High Research (RU/H) university ranked in the top tier of US News' National Universities. The College has bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in all departments.
The campus is situated on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area, and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded national park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 30 miles northwest of Boston offers unsurpassed enrichment of every type, including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell, the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont.
This new faculty will have opportunities to collaborate in research and teaching with faculty across our six departments. We value excellence and innovation in curriculum design and courses that promote experiential learning and professional skills for our students.
The candidate should have experience or willingness to teach a variety of geotechnical engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, such as foundation engineering, soil behavior, soil engineering, ground improvement, soil dynamics and earthquake engineering, theoretical and numerical methods in soil mechanics. The candidate should be interested and committed to work with diverse student and faculty populations. Registration as a Professional Engineer or qualifications to obtain a P.E. registration is expected.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical focus), or closely related discipline.
- Record of successful teaching experience at the college level
- Demonstrated excellence in research and publication
- Postdoctoral research and previous experience working with industry
- Commitment to develop and sustain a robust externally funded research program
- Dedication to teach undergraduate and graduate levels in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
- Candidates with experience in engineering education and design of effective and inclusive pedagogical approaches will be given strong consideration.
- Registration as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering (or the ability to become registered) is expected and relevant academic experience is desirable.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal and encourage candidates to apply and to identify their strengths in these areas. All applicants must submit a diversity statement. In this statement, please describe how you can support UMass Lowell’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), justice and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to DEI and your future plans for supporting DEI.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications received by January 15, 2023 will be considered in the first review of candidates. However, later applications may be considered for this position. The search will close after an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Research Statement
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy
- Diversity Statement
- Publications in peer-reviewed journals (three significant, relevant publications). Please upload publications into one file
- Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application.