University of Nevada, Reno — Assistant / Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Position in Bridge and Transportation Infrastructure Engineering

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. In accordance with the University’s mission as a land grant institution, duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of graduate students, development and execution of a significant externally funded research program, and university service.

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.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to develop independent, nationally recognized and externally funded scholarly research programs, and to become active in professional service. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must have a proven record of professional and academic leadership, and a distinguished national and international reputation in research.

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.

In the past decade, substantial growth in both student enrollment and tenure-track faculty positions has led the College of Engineering to unprecedented success and new levels of performance that contributed significantly to the University’s elevation to Carnegie R1 status. Enrollment has doubled, and in the most recent fiscal year, new research funding surpassed $22 million. This fall, the new 100,000-square-foot William N. Pennington Engineering Building opened. With its 150 graduate workstations, 40 laboratories and ISO Class 5 (Class 100) cleanroom, our students and faculty will build on the College’s robust tradition of excellence in pursuit of high-impact research that improves lives in our state, across our nation and around the world.

For further information about the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, please go to: All inquiries should be directed to Professor David McCallen (, Search Committee Chair.

For further information about this position and to apply, please use the following link:—Main-Campus/Assistant–Associate-Professor-Civil—Environmental-Engineering_R0123100#path

Attach the following documents to your application: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Contact information for three Professional References, Statement of Research Interests and Teaching Philosophy, and a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting will close, and applications will not be accepted after February 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately.

This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The intended start date for this position is July 1, 2021.