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Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
University University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD, United States
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 14, 2023
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Geotechnical

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in geotechnical engineering at Assistant Professor level. The anticipated starting date of the appointment is July 1, 2024.

Candidates from all areas of geotechnical engineering with crosscutting expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: effects of climate change on geosystems, resiliency of civil infrastructure systems across multiple geohazards, sensing technologies in geoengineering, biomediated and bioinspired geotechnical engineering, energy-related applications of geotechnical engineering and artificial intelligence/machine learning applications to geotechnical engineering.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering or a closely related field, have demonstrated evidence of research capability and ability to develop a vigorous, independent, externally funded research program, and maintain a strong publication record.  Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, should be committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in the field through research and teaching, and would ideally be engaged in activities to promote it. Screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ranks in the top 20 public civil engineering programs in the country according to the US News and World Report Rankings. In addition to the Maryland Transportation Institute (MTI), new centers and institutes that have been established include the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices (REFBDI), and the Quantum Technology Center (QTC). The innovation and entrepreneurship programs on campus recently brought the University to the top 10 in Entrepreneurship Magazine.

The University is located close to NSF, NIH, and other funding agencies, and has strong research ties with government research labs, corporations, and start-ups. The Washington DC area has three major airports and a vibrant culture, is reachable by metro, and has one of the best school systems in the nation. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single PDF through UMD Ejobs: (1) one-page letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests (2 pages max); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy along with a summary of student evaluations (2 pages max); (5) a statement on commitment to diversity (1 page max), (6) samples of no more than three recent journal publications, and (7) the names and contact information for at least three references.

The position posting is available at

For further questions, you may contact Professor Ahmet Aydilek at

  • The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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