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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering at Cornell

CORNELL UNIVERSITY School of Civil and Environmental Engineering announces a tenuretrack faculty position in structural engineering starting in Fall 2011.

At Cornell, structural engineering is conceived of broadly, to encompass structures across scales where well understood physical laws apply. Thus we are seeking a well prepared candidate with a passion for applying fundamental scientific principles, cast within the framework of solid and structural mechanics and the mathematics of uncertainty, to enable improvements in understanding and design of complex structural systems across a range of materials.

In this spirit, a candidate is sought whose principal application interests are:

1) Uncertainty quantification: Development of multiscale and multiphysics probabilistic models for both mechanical properties of structural systems and actions on these systems, and calibration of these models to experimental data and any other available information.

2) Probabilistic mechanics: Formulation of stochastic equations capable of capturing input/system uncertainty that is present in most structural mechanics problems, solution of these equations, and construction of metrics
for assessing system performance. Application areas of interests include smart and multifunctional materials, earthquake engineering, risk and reliability, hybrid physical/computational evaluation of materials and structures, sensing and structural health monitoring, and novel structural systems and materials supporting sustainable energy systems.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to conduct a vigorous funded research program seeking innovative solution methodologies to challenging structures problems. The candidate will also be expected to rapidly become an effective teacher in both graduate and undergraduate courses in solid and structural mechanics, as well as specialty areas. Candidates must have a PhD in engineering or an allied field within the physical sciences.

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is anticipated, but applications from candidates from all levels are welcomed. Applications will be held in strict confidence.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line at

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a research statement, a teaching statement, an official graduate transcript, one to three publications, and complete contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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