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Assistant/Associate Professor

Required Qualifications

Doctorate in Civil Engineering or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

P.E. license.

Responsibilities & Requirements

The Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University invites applications for three tenure-system faculty positions, one each in the areas of geotechnical engineering, materials engineering and cyber-physical systems, with preferred srart date of September 1, 2020.  The search is open at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor levels, depending on qualifications.

For the geotechnical engineering position, we are primarily interested in applicants with expertise in energy geotechnics and coastal geotechnics.  Also of interest is environmental geotechnics.  Desired research focus for the materials engineering candidates is on complex and multifunctional materials.  Additional areas of interest are the micro- and nano-engineered materials, and additive manufacturing.  For the position in cyber-physical systems, expertise is desired on data science and analytics (e.g. artificial intelligence and machine learning) in support of smart cities and civil infrastructure systems.  In addition to noted areas of expertise, of high importance is the candidates' intellectual depth and promise in research and teaching.  Individuals with the ability to conduct multidisciplinary research through their own endeavors, as well as through collaborations within and outside the department, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities for the positions include developing a robust externally-funded research program, pursuing high impact scholarly research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses as part of the civil engineering curricula, advising and guiding students, and becoming engaged in outreach and professional activities.  A Ph.D. degree in a field related to the position focus is required; and a professional engineer's license, or the potential to obtain one is highly preferred.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.   Anticipated Start Date:  September 2020.

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Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey.  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email

2. Electronic submission is highly preferred.  Submit a   State Employment Application, cover letter, resume/CV, separate statements of research and teaching vision, a list of four professional references and up to three representative publications through Academic Jobs Online at:

Alternately, applicants may mail the documents to the departmental address below.

c/o Erin Giuliano
Department of Civil Engineering
2434 Computer Science
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4424

Campus Description

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore.  Our 1,040-acre campus is home to 24,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL.  Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Department Description:

Civil Engineering at Stony Brook was established in 2012 and is now one of nine academic departments within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS). The department currently consists of 8 tenure-system faculty members with approximately 200 undergraduate and 20 graduate students. The new faculty members will thus play a key role in the continued growth and development of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University. The department recently developed a number of key research facilities, including an 85-foot integrated wave and current flume facility, a super-computing cluster with over 1,200 cores and 70 TB data storage, and an environmental cyclic triaxial capable of controlling temperature (from -20 degrees C to 60 degrees C), degree of saturation and load type (static or dynamic).

As one of only two comprehensive (Bachelors to PhD) civil engineering programs within the State University of New York System, the Department of Civil Engineering at SBU is playing a key role in addressing the critical infrastructure challenges regionally and globally. The department is also a partner in two New York State centers: the Center for Clean Water Technology and the Infrastructure, Transportation and Security Center. Faculty in the college collaborate with researchers in the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center (AERT), which was recently awarded $38.5 million to administer an offshore wind research and development consortium.

Official Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
REF#: F-10115-19-12
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: Civil Engineering
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posting Start Date: 12/03/2019
Posting End Date: 02/01/2020

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/01/2020, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian
Posting Date:   12/03/2019