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The Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University is pleased to announce openings for two (2) tenure-track faculty positions in Geotechnical Engineering.

These searches come at an exciting time when the University and the College of Engineering are under new leadership with a bold vision to spread opportunity more widely through academic excellence and a culture of inclusiveness.

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These efforts build upon a strong foundation to ensure Ohio State faculty are supported as they launch and sustain their careers, including through the College of Engineering Faculty Mentor Program, the Drake Institute of Teaching and Learning, Teaching Support and Teaching Endorsement programs, and the wide variety of employee-led networking and affinity groups. In addition, the location of Ohio State in the culturally vibrant city of Columbus, offers activities for all interests.

Areas of interest broadly include, but are not limited to smart sustainable geo-systems; geo-hazard sensing and modeling; risk and resilience of geo-systems; energy foundations; ground improvement; geosynthetics; geoenvironmental engineering; coastal geotechnics; biogeotechnics; and areas at the intersection of geotechnical engineering and infrastructure equity.

Methodologies of interest include, but are not limited to, geomechanics and advanced physics-based computational modeling; characterization of properties and phenomena by experimental, in-situ testing, remote sensing and geophysical methods; and advanced data science/analytics in geotechnics.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complement existing department strengths around climate alterations and resilience, public health exposure of the built environment, energy systems management, and data collection and analytics. 

Positions are full-time (9-month), beginning August 2022.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Abdollah Shafieezadeh at

Assistant professor faculty position, Geotechnical Engineering

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Open rank faculty position, Geotechnical Engineering

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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