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Civil Engineering Post Doc
The University of Memphis

Date Posted May 27, 2022
Title Civil Engineering Post Doc
University The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN, United States
Department Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis has an opening for a postdoctoral position focusing on one of the two following areas: (1) development of fragility curves in industrial facilities, OR (2) research in all aspects of ground motion modeling and site response analysis.  Ph.D. in Civil or Engineering Seismology is required for this position.  Furthermore, the qualified candidate is expected to have a strong background in programming and written and spoken English skills.  

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Shahram Pezeshk.  The postdoc is expected to contribute and advance (1) the development of fragility curves for industrial facilities, OR (2) in all aspects of the ground motion modeling with emphasis on site response analysis, and (3) contribute to the educational activities and writing of peer-reviewed papers and research proposals.  This is a full-time position, and the candidate is expected to be working in person on the campus of the University of Memphis.

This position starts on August 1, 2022, and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit their cover letters explaining their qualifications for the position and their goal for pursuing the postdoctoral position, CV, and a list of three references.  For any questions regarding the position, you can contact Dr. Shahram Pezeshk ( -  Please apply for this position using the following link:  The start date will be August 1, 2022.

The University of Memphis is located in Memphis, TN, a vibrant, friendly, and affordable major city in the Mid-South. Memphis is home to essential Civil Rights histories as well as multiple healthcare, logistics, and technology headquarters.  The city boasts a rich and diverse culture.  It is the cradle of both Blues and Rock ‘n Roll and has a strong historical legacy.  The city is located near the New Madrid and Eastern Tennessee seismic zones and is home to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information’s (CERI) extensive seismic network.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Shahram Pezeshk
    Civil Engineering
    The University of Memphis
    104 Engineering Science
    3815 Central Ave
    Memphis, TN 38152
  • 901-678-4727


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