Two tenure-track positions at U. of Vermont (EnvE & Mechanics/Structures/Materials)

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering – The University of Vermont

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions for Fall 2023:

1) Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering (Position #006305) – We seek applicants who work at the frontiers of Environmental Engineering and can complement existing research expertise within the Department, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the University. We seek candidates with interests that include, but are not limited to, water and wastewater treatment; recovery of beneficial products from wastes; environmental life cycle assessment; energy sustainability; circular economies; and the air quality-energy-transportation-climate nexus. Applicants should have at least one degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering and hold a PhD in Engineering or a closely related discipline or be enrolled in such a program at the time of application.

2) Assistant Professor in Engineering Mechanics and Materials (Position #004608) – We seek applicants who work at the frontiers of their field in enhancing the sustainability and resilience of the built and natural environment. We welcome applicants in the general areas of mechanics, materials, and structural engineering that complement existing research expertise within the Department, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the University. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, computational mechanics, smart materials and structures, design of resilient infrastructure systems, mechanics of materials to support clean energy production, environmental applications, and cold-regions engineering. Applicants pursuing novel applications of machine learning, data science and robotics in design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure systems are welcomed.  The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanics, materials, and structural engineering. Applicants should have earned at least one degree in Civil Engineering and hold a Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline or be enrolled in such a program at the time of application.

The candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of externally-funded research and contribute to two separate ABET-accredited undergraduate education programs (Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering) as well as teach M.S. and Ph.D. graduate courses in their area of expertise. Applicants should have the ability to pursue an independent research program, collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, and have strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate mentoring.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive high-research university with a current enrollment of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. UVM’s 1,800 full and part-time faculty generated $250+ million dollars in research funding in 2022. UVM’s senior leadership is committed to continued research growth, and the university has recently invested heavily in research infrastructure including a new STEM building and a high-performance computing center.

The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, often rated as the best small city in America for quality of life, featuring year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.  The City of Burlington is one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the nation, with 100% of residential energy from renewable sources. Burlington was named the #2 “great place to live in America” by Kiplinger’s and Vermont was ranked the “Healthiest State in the USA” in 2019 by the United Health Foundation.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.  The University is especially interested in candidates who can support a culture of excellence at UVM, as articulated in Amplifying Our Impact that is diverse and inclusive as envisioned in Our Common Ground.

Application materials (varying documents) must be submitted online at U and information on required application materials can be found at this link by searching for the position numbers 006305 and 004608. Questions may be directed to Prof. Arne Bomblies at and Prof. Eric Hernandez at for positions 006305 and 004608, respectively.

Review of applications for each position will begin December 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. All required materials must be provided for full consideration. A background check will be conducted on each final candidate and salary and start up packages will be appropriate to the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.