Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Lafayette College - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The Lafayette College Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in civil engineering systems with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: infrastructure restoration and improvement, project delivery, construction, resilience, decision analysis, and engineering economics. The proposed position start date is July 2024. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in civil engineering, construction engineering, or a related discipline by July 1, 2024, and possess enthusiasm for teaching and the ability to communicate complex, technical concepts to students. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the potential to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students in meaningful research experiences and produces publications in peer-reviewed journals. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with relevant professional experience, professional engineering licensure, teaching experience, and/or experience conducting research with undergraduate students.
Lafayette College began offering a civil engineering program in 1866 and the College is a nationally recognized leader in undergraduate engineering education. The program offers students a superior education in engineering and the liberal arts. This educational experience is accomplished by focusing on excellence in teaching, placing strong emphasis on student-faculty interaction, and by providing opportunities for students to take courses in a wide number of disciplines, study abroad, engage in research, and participate in hands-on design projects. Faculty members teach the equivalent of four courses in their first year and five courses per year thereafter, including introductory and capstone engineering courses and courses that contribute to Lafayette’s Common Course of Study. This tenure-track position provides a unique opportunity to mentor students at one of the nation’s highly-ranked undergraduate-only institutions offering ABET-accredited engineering degrees. Further information about the department can be found at http://ce.lafayette.edu/.
In addition to four discipline-specific B.S. engineering programs and an A.B. engineering studies program, Lafayette offers a B.S. interdisciplinary engineering program that enables students to develop expertise and skills in systems methods and apply those skills in areas of robotics, bioengineering, environment, and energy. The faculty in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering play a central role in offering and maintaining this interdisciplinary program. Lafayette also offers an Architectural Studies Minor and qualified faculty in civil engineering are encouraged to contribute to this program.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/129696). Application materials should demonstrate the applicant’s commitment to teaching engineering in an undergraduate, liberal arts environment and address how the applicant’s teaching, research, and/or service will support the Department’s and Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the College’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/.) Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Lafayette College:
Lafayette College is a small, private undergraduate-only institution located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia. The College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. In cultivating this community, the Engineering programs at Lafayette have taken a national leadership role in diversity as evidenced by recently being recognized for its commitment to the Engineering Deans Diversity Pledge. Moreover, the ASEE currently lists Lafayette’s engineering programs among the top 10 in the nation for women on the faculty and among the top 20 for Bachelor’s degrees awarded to women. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Michael McGuire, Search Committee Chair, at
email@example.com. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.