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Assistant/Associate/Professor - Jacob Lichter Chair

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Date: Mar 29, 2018

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US


(Final Rank/Title Commensurate w/Experience)


College of Engineering & Applied Science



The University of Cincinnati (UC), College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) seeks to recruit for the Jacob Lichter Professorship, a tenure-track chair professorship position at the Associate or Full Professor level, with expertise in the behavior of structures and structural materials, especially in regard to the effective use of presently available and new materials, and improved methods of construction relative to expansion and contraction and in respect to the durability of structural components.  CAECM offers undergraduate degrees in Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Construction Management, as well as Master and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering. 


The Jacob Lichter Professorship in Engineering Construction was established in 1968 in recognition of the outstanding achievements in the field of building construction by the late Jacob Lichter, Fellow and Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  The expected start date for the position is August 15, 2017.  Rank, salary, and start-up funding will be negotiated and will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. 


The successful candidate will be expected to develop and support a nationally recognized research program in the behavior of structures and structural materials, as well as develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, along the lines of the Lichter Professorship intent, and to collaborate and integrate efforts with the existing faculty at CAECM, CEAS, and UC.  The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service related activities.


Minimum qualifications: An earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.  A record of sustained research funding in areas related to the Lichter Professorship intent.  Experience in developing and a record of excellence in teaching courses related to the Lichter Professorship intent, particularly in the behavior of structures and structural materials.  Active participation in professional societies related to structures and structural materials.


The University of Cincinnati is a major research university in a diverse urban community. The University’s research portfolio includes a broad range of activities spanning physical, social and life sciences, engineering, medicine, and informatics. CAECM has very strong ties to local and regional Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry and a long record of funding success in research related to structures and structural materials at state and federal levels.  The ideal candidate will be able to form collaborative relationships within the Department and the College, across the University, and with industry and government agencies.


Interested candidates should apply online at (Req Id 15169).  Online applications must include a full curriculum vitae, a vision for establishing a nationally prominent research and teaching program in structures and structural materials that includes a statement of research plans and a statement of teaching experience and philosophy that highlights a commitment to teaching excellence.  As part of a complete job application you are also asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion Statement. Review of applications will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Cincinnati is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers, and to provide support throughout all phases of their career development. The University is proud to offer a Dual Career Hiring Assistance Program.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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