We seek applicants who work at the frontiers of their field in enhancing the sustainability and resilience of the built and natural environment. We welcome applicants in the general areas of mechanics, materials, and structural engineering that complement existing research expertise within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the College, and the University. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, computational mechanics, smart materials and structures, design of resilient infrastructure systems, mechanics of materials to support clean energy production, environmental applications, and cold-regions engineering. Applicants pursuing novel applications of machine learning, data science and robotics in design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure systems are welcomed.  Applicants should have earned at least one degree in Civil Engineering and hold a Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline, have the ability to pursue an independent research program, collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate mentoring. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in mechanics, materials, and structural engineering.

UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.

UVM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive high-research university with a current enrollment of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. UVM’s 1,800 full and part-time faculty generated $250+ million dollars in research funding in 2022. UVM’s senior leadership is committed to continued research growth, and the university has recently invested heavily in research infrastructure including a new STEM building and a high-performance computing center. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, often rated as the best small city in America for quality of life, featuring year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.  The City of Burlington is one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the nation, with 100% of residential energy from renewable sources. Burlington was named the #2 “great place to live in America” by Kiplinger’s and Vermont was ranked the “Healthiest State in the USA” in 2019 by the United Health Foundation.

Applications must be submitted online at www.uvmjobs.com (position #004608). Applicants must provide (1) a cover letter that highlights their relevant experience; (2) a current curriculum vitae identifying specific areas of expertise; and statements of: (3) research interests and teaching interests; (4) diversity impact and (5) the names and contact information for three references including at least one who can comment on teaching and mentoring abilities (these must be entered into the application system by candidates and requests for references will be managed by the application system). Applications without each of these components will not be considered. A background check will be conducted on each final candidate and salary will be made at a level appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. Inquiries for Position #004608 may be addressed to Professor Eric Hernandez at eric.hernandez@uvm.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.