WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
STATLER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MINERAL RESOURCES
WADSWORTH DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
CEE Faculty Position 2021
The Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with
expertise in the area of Sustainable, Secure, and Resilient Infrastructure. The successful candidate
will be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on
the qualifications. This position is anticipated to start in January or August 2022.
Eligible candidates must hold a doctoral degree and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering
at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must have the ability to (1) develop and
sustain an externally funded research program in the civil infrastructure area in one or more of the
following: application of composites and/or advanced materials in structural rehabilitation,
geotechnical engineering, or hydraulic structures, locks and dams; structural health monitoring and
imaging techniques coupled with unmanned aerial systems; data analytics in civil infrastructure;
automated and intelligent infrastructure systems; connected infrastructure systems; smart
construction and materials; emerging areas of sustainable/green infrastructure; (2) interact with a
multi-disciplinary group of faculty; and (3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil and
Environmental engineering, including the capstone design course. Candidates for the rank of
Associate Professor must have an outstanding record of research, teaching, and service.
The WVU Statler College currently has seven academic departments, over 4,200 students, and 135
tenure stream faculty members with about 25 million in annual external research expenditures.
The college is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research as well as its excellent
faculty and students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels and a joint
B.S. degree in civil and mining is offered in collaboration with the Department of Mining
Engineering. The CEE Department has 17 tenure track faculty members, approximately $3M in
annual research expenditures and is recognized for high quality teaching, excellent research, and
outstanding faculty and students. Dedicated staff and loyal alumni provide support for the
academic mission of the department.
West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West
Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of
Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of
about 137,000 residents and are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The
community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research
facilities, such as the NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S.
Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the National Institute
of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The
city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC.
Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov
Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members
with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career
(https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support
work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration).
WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search
and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
To apply for this position please visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of unofficial
transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of
applications will begin on October 25, 2021. Only candidates who submit complete documentation
of professional quality will be considered in the review process. For further information, please
contact the CEE Department Chair, Dr. Hema Siriwardane, by telephone (304-293-2666) or e-mail
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the CEE website at http://www.cee.statler.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient
of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty,
staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities,
females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The University received the 2019 Higher
Education Excellence in Diversity Award and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and
Mineral Resources has received the ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity.