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News: The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toledo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Structural Engineering, with appointment beginning as soon as Fall 2015. Exceptionally qualified research scholars will be considered for tenure at the rank of associate professor. Applicants should have expertise in structural mechanics, structural design or a related area.
Successful candidates must have demonstrated abilities in, or evidence of outstanding potential for research and teaching. The Department is particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with the potential for a sustained research program in areas such as, but not limited to, structural mechanics, structural engineering, sustainable structures, Building Information Modeling, or resilient infrastructure. The desired applicant will be capable of teaching high quality undergraduate and graduate courses in structural mechanics and structural engineering. The ability to teach courses in an emerging area such as sustainable or resilient construction or BIM is a plus. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in our infrastructure faculty group.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong externally funded research program and relevant collaborations with faculty in the Department, College of Engineering and campus community. Opportunities exist to participate in the Intermodal Transportation Institute, UT-University Transportation Center, and the Institute for Sustainable Engineering Materials. Additional resources include the Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization, University Instrumentation Center, the Polymer Institute and several programs for commercialization of new innovations. For more information about the Department and research facilities at The University of Toledo, visit http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/civil/ and http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Structural Engineering. One to two years of postdoctoral or research and development experience beyond the Ph.D. degree is highly desirable. Consideration will also be given to candidates who are in the final stages of completing their doctoral programs. The University of Toledo is one of only seventeen U.S. public universities to offer professional and graduate academic programs in business, education, engineering, health and human services, law, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. The University is state assisted, with an enrollment of approximately 23,000 students of which about 4,700 are graduate and professional students.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and funds are available to establish a research program at the University. Consideration of qualified candidates will begin after January 1, 2015. The position will remain open until an appointment is made. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit the following: a cover letter which addresses the position qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests; a one-page summary of research philosophy and interests; and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of three references. Please apply online at: https://jobs.utoledo.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=189160 for position number 0600268. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ashok Kumar, Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
News: Dr Defne Apul received a collaborative NSF grant to develop new curriculum on infrastructure engineering. With this grant The University of Toledo will be one of eight institutions establishing the Center for Infrastructure Transformation and Education (CIT-E). The UT's focus on this grant will be development and offering of new learning modules focusing on energy and environmental impact analysis of infrastructure systems.
News: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, India, has signed an MoU with the University of Toledo to co-operate in terms of academics and research (e.g. faculty exchange). The MoU encourages faculty, knowledge, and student exchange between both the parties. Given the above context, Dr. A. Kumar (Chair, Civil Engineering) and Dr. V. Devabhaktuni (Associate Professor, EECS Department), both from the University of Toledo, interacted with Department Chairs, Faculty, Postgraduate, and Undergraduate Students of Civil, Computer, ECE, and Electrical Departments of NIT. Drs. Kumar and Devabhaktuni held several meetings coordinated by the Center for Continuing Education & External Collaboration (CCEEC) of NIT during October 14-15, 2009. One of the several objectives is "graduate student recruitment". The meetings were attended by 150-200 faculty and students of NIT.
The State of Post-Graduate Environmental Education in the United States: This article appears in the September 2012 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org). To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at 1-412-232-3444.
How Should Students Prepare for the Job Market? Successful students have one eye on the job market as they progress toward their college graduation. They are interested and ready to participate in a variety of activities at school to help with their job search after graduation. Today’s job market is tough, and the global economy is going nowhere. However, the 2010–2011 job outlook report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the employment of environmental scientists, engineers, and specialists is expected to increase by more than 25% over the next decade. Job growth is likely to be strongest in private consulting firms.
The Department of Civil Engineering, at The University of Toledo, is looking for motivated students to pursue masters or doctoral degrees in civil engineering areas for Fall 2013.
The Department of Civil Engineering has overall research expenditures of nearly $1 million per year from grants, contracts, and internal allocations. Qualified students will receive full tuition waivers and a stipend from the department, for at least one academic year. While we are looking for qualified students all the time, we currently have immediate openings for the coming semesters.
Please apply online using the Graduate School web site.
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