Job Details

University of New Orleans
  • Position Number: 4576935
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Civil and Environmental

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering

The University of New Orleans is a welcoming and inclusive university in one of
America's most diverse and culturally vibrant cities.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Dr. Robert A. Savoie College of Engineering at the University of New Orleans announces an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified individual to be an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering.

About Us:
  • Located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, only 15 minutes from the French Quarter, the University of New Orleans occupies a 195-acre campus in one of the finest residential areas of the city.
  • UNO is ranked Top 50 in the Nation for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Brookings Institution ranked UNO third in the nation for providing equal access to higher education for students from all income levels.
  • For years, UNO has appeared on U.S. News & World Report's least debt list (schools whose graduates have the least amount of debt) among national universities.
  • The University of New Orleans is the only urban public research university in Louisiana.
  • The College of Engineering offers five undergraduate degrees, a master's in engineering science degree, a master's in engineering management degree, and a doctoral degree (jointly with the College of Sciences).
  • You will enjoy a city with unmatched history, culture, and character.

    UNO Welcomes Job Applicants from Diverse Backgrounds:
    Founded in 1958, the University of New Orleans was the first integrated university to open in the South. Given its history of educational access for all, UNO is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion - core values that inform all we do.

    Job Summary:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural and/or geotechnical engineering in addition to introductory courses for civil engineering majors.
  • Develop and maintain course materials, including syllabi, lectures, assignments, exams, and assessment.
  • Advise and mentor students in research projects, theses, and dissertations.
  • Conduct research in geotechnical and/or structural engineering with a focus on advancing knowledge and solving practical problems in the field.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.
  • Seek and secure external funding for research through grant proposals.
  • Participate in departmental and university service activities, such as committee work, student recruitment, and outreach events.
  • Provide professional service to the geotechnical engineering community, such as serving on technical committees, reviewing manuscripts, and participating in professional organizations.

    Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in civil engineering or related field completed by time of hire.
  • Expertise in structural and/or geotechnical engineering.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A viable plan to develop and sustain an externally funded research program.
  • Evidence of a commitment to educate undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Commitment to support the diversity, equity, and inclusion mission of the College and University.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach and provide oversight to both structural and geotechnical undergraduate curriculum.

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

    The University of New Orleans is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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