The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) at the University of Missouri - Kansas City seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Civil Engineering within the school's rapidly-growing Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Department. Primary research areas considered for this position include water resources with preference given to those that specialize in urban stormwater and/or environmental stormwater engineering applications. Advanced, unsteady multi-dimensional modeling or those that can support contaminant fate and transformation within urban stormwater is a particular research interest which is desirable. Kansas City is uniquely situated in a thriving and growing urban stormwater initiative region which is sustained through private and public partnerships, and regulatory and stakeholder convergence. Candidates are sought that can integrate well within these established partnerships, especially those working in the areas of physical, urban stormwater modeling. Applicants are sought and will be prioritized according to how well they would complement and expand current CME research strengths in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials, and construction management. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate Civil Engineering courses, and should have particular interest in teaching courses in water resources including introductory level fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, hydrology, and urban stormwater. Candidates interested in teaching introductory level environmental engineering courses such as water and wastewater processes or introduction to environmental engineering in addition to water resources and encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
(1) Have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate engineering education
(2) Teach courses in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs
(3) Develop and maintain an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including an externally-funded research program
(4) Engage in departmental, school, and/or university service activities appropriate to the position
(5) Advance the goals and strategic plan of SCE and UMKC
The CME Department offers ABET-accredited BS degrees, MS degrees, and participates in UMKC's interdisciplinary PhD program. CME currently has 15 tenured or tenure track faculty members, nearly 30 teaching and adjunct faculty, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 60 graduate students. CME's student body has grown by over 20% in the last five years, with further increases in enrollment expected for Fall 2020 and beyond. Numerous research programs within SCE will expand into the new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, a $32 million state-of-the-art facility opening in Fall 2020. UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class engineering hub that is home to companies such as Honeywell, Black and Veatch, and Burns and McDonnell that provide enriching educational partnerships for SCE students and faculty.
BS and PhD in Civil Engineering, or a closely-related discipline
Full Time/Part Time
100% FTE, Benefits Eligible
Evaluation of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position fills. All applicants must apply on-line and include in one pdf file (not to exceed 8 MB) a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement including teaching experience, and contact information of three references. For additional information contact Ms. Jane Vogl ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), Assistant to the Dean, School of Computing and Engineering, subject: CIV ENGR FAC SEARCH .
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