The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEEN) at the University of Utah invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in interdisciplinary digital infrastructure and systems research with a focus on development of 4D mixed, augmented, and virtual reality tools with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020. This position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level although outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level are encouraged to apply. This position is part of the University of Utah’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Position Description – Continuing the Department’s rapid expansion into cyberinfrastructure, we are looking for outstanding candidates with expertise in all areas related to the development of 4D visualization tools to create environments where computer-generated information is superimposed onto the user’s view of a real-world CVEEN infrastructure. Analyses of complex design scenarios require improved visual and computational comparisons linking performance and time. For example, emergency response analysis requires tools that can use external images, building plans, and building sensors to create safe zone maps for firefighters and other response personnel. As such, individuals with expertise in data fusion technologies, prototyping and experimentation in digital environments, model integration and curation, and strategies for protecting the integrity of infrastructure data are highly encouraged to apply.
The successful applicant will be required to develop an externally-funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to Civil and Environmental Engineering, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, produce scholarly publications, collaborate with other faculty on professional development interests, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary. A PE is highly desirable. Candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. We are seeking highly motivated team players looking to help advance our exciting undergraduate and graduate engineering programs and contribute to the Department’s online education efforts.
Part of the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Utah is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah now enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking. The State of Utah has more national parks and scenic areas than any other state. Growth in transportation, energy, mining, software, semiconductors, finance, education, healthcare, and business job sectors have contributed to the State’s prosperity, despite the difficult national economy.
The CEE department is one of seven rapidly growing departments within the College of Engineering (COE). Since 2003, the number of tenure-track faculty positions has grown by over 50%, COE enrollment has nearly doubled to approximately 5,500 students, and research expenditures have more than tripled to $95.1 million per year, placing our College in the top 30 engineering universities in the country for research volume and the University at the forefront of technology-based spin offs.
The CVEEN Department currently has 23 tenure track faculty members and approximately 100 full-time graduate students and 250 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with over $17 million in external funding in 2018. Additional information about the Department is available at: www.civil.utah.edu.
Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and contact information for five references. Application materials must be submitted electronically at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/101032. Initial screening of applicants will begin January 21, 2020 although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.