Opportunity: Faculty Position in Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Engineering, University of Nevada Reno

December 11, 2020

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno, invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in bridge and transportation infrastructure engineering with appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level dependent on experience and qualifications.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification, depth of knowledge in bridge engineering and a strong research background in bridge and transportation infrastructure. In particular, candidates are required to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) advanced materials and associated construction techniques; (2) advanced and emerging technologies in bridge and infrastructure systems; (3) accelerated bridge construction; (4) performance/resilience-based bridge design for extreme events. All candidates must have achieved registration as a professional engineer, or demonstrate an ability and interest in becoming registered.

Preferred qualifications include experimental testing experience that can take full advantage of the extensive laboratory experimental facilities of the department, professional bridge design experience and depth of knowledge in bridge design standards. Candidates must also demonstrate experience in, or have an interest in, innovative teaching and interest in instructing a breadth of bridge engineering courses.

The structural and earthquake engineering program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of the university’s premier research programs with ten academic faculty, three research faculty and approximately 35 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Its state-of-the-art structural engineering laboratories are among the most advanced. They comprise the 18,000 sq. ft. Large-Scale Structures Laboratory with 7,500 sq. ft. of strong floor space, and the 44,000 sq. ft. Earthquake Engineering Laboratory with 9,600 sq. ft. of strong floor space. The latter houses the only re-locatable, four-table array in the U.S. capable of simulating earthquake motions for large-scale, distributed system experiments. This array includes three, identical, 50-ton, biaxial shake tables, and a 50-ton, 6-degree-of-freedom shake table. A fifth shake table and biaxial laminar soil box is in the final stages of construction for studying soil-structure-interaction. When complete in spring 2021, it will be the second largest such facility in the world. In addition, a large suite of servo-hydraulic actuators is available for hybrid experimentation.  

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Applications are due February 28, 2021.