Professor in Structural Engineering
Universidad de los Andes Colombia Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colombia

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia invites nominations and applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2021. The position is open for candidates interested in research topics related (but not restricted) to: structural engineering; urban resilience and adaptable systems; innovative materials and structural systems; systems health monitoring (SHM); applied statistics, probability and data analytics; and modelling and managing risks due to extreme events. Multidisciplinary research topics are preferred.

 The department seeks an individual who will complement and strengthen our outstanding faculty. The position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and institutional service. The successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Hold an earned doctorate in Engineering. Applications will be considered provided the candidate can document a firm degree completion date before December 2021.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering, as well as, courses in urban infrastructure systems. Professional registration is encouraged.
  • Have ability in carrying out scientific and applied research projects, such as the ability to develop and sustain an active research program with external funding.
  • Disseminate the results of their research.
  • Show a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching.
  • Contribute to the development and strengthening of the new program on Urban Systems.
  • Contribute to the excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and institutional service.
  • Participate in departmental and school committees, advise students and contribute to student recruitment and retention.
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate (both master and doctoral) students in their capstone projects or dissertations.
  • Have a commitment to lifelong learning by means of professional development, applied research, publication and/or engineering practice.
  • Be able and willing to collaborate with other departmental faculty and other academic units on campus, including student organizations.

The university maintains a strong student-centered focus and is committed to educating future leaders in civil engineering and urban infrastructure systems. Uniandes is the leading independent private university in Colombia. Established in 1948, our department has two undergraduate programs, two master programs, specialization courses and a doctoral program. The Department has ABET accredited programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering and High-Quality accreditation from the Ministry of Education in Colombia. According to The QS World University Rankings (2021), Universidad de Los Andes is the first university in Colombia and is 6th in Latin America. The Department currently serves more than 1150 undergraduate and graduate students, has 27 full-time faculty members of various rank and expertise. Uniandes offers compensation for 12-months, awards according to performance and flexible benefits related to childcare, health, and assurances, among others. The professor to be hired will be granted support (FAPA), which will allow him/her to begin or continue his/her research.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate on the candidate’s prior experience and qualifications.
When applying, please upload a single PDF file. A complete application includes:

  • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position.
  • Complete curriculum vitae (including a full list of publications).
  • A one to two page statement on the candidate’s teaching and research philosophy.
  • Names, affiliations, phone numbers and email addresses for a minimum of three professional/academic references, with a very brief description of relationship between the candidate and referee.

Review of applications will be ongoing upon receipt and will continue until June 30th.

 

Nominations and inquiries of interest may be directed to:
Luis Alejandro Camacho B.
Department Head

Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair
Email: la.camacho@uniandes.edu.co


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