SD Mines geotechnical engineering faculty position

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at South Dakota Mines is seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level related to Geotechnical Engineering. An earned doctorate in Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline, and evidence in teaching and research excellence are required. We seek candidates who will establish a strong externally funded research program, contribute to the CEE PhD program, and have the ability to teach courses related to geotechnical engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as other fundamental civil engineering courses. The position has dual focus of teaching and research. The desired start date for the position is August 2024.

The department and campus have expertise in geotechnical earthquake engineering, geo-environmental engineering, foundation design, rock mechanics, landslides and slope stability, remote sensing and geomatics, and biogeotechnics. We are seeking a new faculty member who can complement these areas of strength with particular interest in those who have the breadth of geotechnical expertise and depth of geotechnical knowledge to work effectively on and eventually lead transdisciplinary research teams. Experience in industry or government as a practicing geotechnical engineer is beneficial. Please direct questions to the head of the search committee, Dr. Bret Lingwall.

South Dakota Mines is a best-in-class STEM university that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees located in Rapid City, the state’s second largest city with a MSA population of over 158,000. With 226 days of sunshine, 1.2 million acres of breathtaking scenery of the Black Hills National Forest, 700 miles of motorized trails and nearly 500 miles of hiking trails, there is a lot to see and do. People from around the world come here each year to see top attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Terry Peak Ski Area, and Reptile Gardens. There’s something for everybody!

At Mines, our vision is to develop world-class leaders in science and engineering to benefit society through education, innovation, and engagement. Nearly 2,500 students from every state and over 40 countries are represented on our campus. Mines is an affordable option with a great return on investment.

Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and nationally competitive engineering teams. These experiences make graduates highly sought after by industry and attributes to high starting salaries and 98% placement rate in the field of study.

Research at Mines encompasses four main areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering. Entrepreneurship is highly valued and programming assists students and faculty to engage in entrepreneurial activities and transition scientific and technological innovations into viable products and business startups.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life coverage options for employees, spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin March 4, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation