Resilient Infrastructure

Position
Assistant or Associate Professor

Unit
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE); joint appointment in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE)

Focus Area
Sustainable and Resilient Economy

Description

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the field of Resilient Infrastructure at The Ohio State University. Candidates whose research specializes in areas pertaining to resilience of (aging) structures and infrastructure systems including: physically-based and data driven approaches to modeling and resilience assessment, characterization and modeling of interdependencies, hazard lifecycle analysis, ongoing off-line or real-time monitoring, resilience enhancement strategies, or other relevant topics are encouraged to apply.

Specific research areas of interest include (but are not limited to): physically-based and data driven approaches to modeling and resilience assessment, characterization and modeling interdependencies, lifecycle analysis, ongoing off-line or real-time monitoring, and resilience enhancement of (aging) structures and infrastructure systems. All infrastructure types are of interest, particularly water and wastewater, energy, and transportation systems and their components. The CEGE and ISE departments, college, and university are making significant investments in sustainability, energy, climate and the environment, and materials in support of establishing OSU as a global leader at the nexus of these areas.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State’s Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program including faculty from environmental sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, business, public health, and policy. The SRE program seeks to advance sustainability science by developing a more holistic understanding of sustainable and resilient production and consumption systems, human-environment interactions, and innovations in sustainable technologies and governance. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in or lead collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics. Thus, a strong potential to collaborate within the departments and across the university is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally-recognized, externally funded research program; publish in high quality journals, participate in collaborative teams and interdisciplinary research; contribute effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the host departments; supervise and mentor graduate students; and provide professional and university service.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering (CEGE) prepares professionals to address the most demanding problem that faces human kind: the requirement to balance environmental health with growing societal needs for natural resources, sustainable infrastructure and services. This requires the skillful conception, planning, design, construction and operation of facilities that enfold modern life, ranging from smart urban services to intelligent infrastructure to earth observing systems. The demand for civil, environmental and geodetic engineers is increasing significantly, due in part by efforts to rebuild, improve and make our country’s infrastructure resilient and sustainable. These include highways, bridges, tunnels, dams, harbors, airports, waterways, railways, power plants, air/water treatment plants, drainage systems and waste disposal facilities.

Qualifications

An earned doctoral degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, industrial engineering or closely related disciplines, preferably in civil or environmental engineering, at either the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate level are required.

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience collaborating on multidisciplinary initiatives and experience working with diverse populations. Strongly desired qualifications include an established record of research commensurate with prior training and specialization in areas pertaining to resilience of (aging) structures and infrastructure systems including: physically based and data driven approaches to modeling and resilience assessment, characterization and modeling of interdependencies, hazard life-cycle analysis, ongoing off-line or real-time monitoring, resilience enhancement strategies, or other relevant topics. Also desired are evidence of potential for developing a nationally-recognized research program; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching in the host departments, and an ability to communicate effectively with faculty and students in large and small audiences.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment and encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and actively promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.