Job Title Director, Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory
Posting Number P0402F
Job Description Summary
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Samuel Ginn
College of Engineering at Auburn University invites applicants for the
Director of the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory (ASEL). ASEL is a
newly constructed, 41,500-square-foot, $22 million laboratory that includes a
high-bay laboratory with specially engineered floors and walls capable of
handling extreme loads; a 4,700-cubic-foot geotechnical test chamber located
within the strong floor; a concrete materials research and testing laboratory;
an extreme wind loads testing facility, and includes approximately 2,500
square feet of office and collaboration spaces for faculty and graduate
students. ASEL operates within the Department of Civil and Environmental
Engineering and its researchers are also charged to work with other affiliated
research and education centers across the University.
The ASEL Director is expected to provide leadership to ASEL while maintaining
an externally funded research program featuring large-scale structural
engineering experimental work. The ASEL Director will also provide
undergraduate- or graduate-level instruction and engage in university and
professional service commensurate with research and ASEL Director
The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track
faculty member in the area of structural engineering at the rank of Associate
Professor or Professor, or a non-tenured Professor of Practice commensurate
with background, qualifications, and experience.
The successful candidate should possess many of the following qualifications:
A doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited program at the time
employment begins with an emphasis in structural engineering.
A minimum of 12 years of experience in structural engineering research with a
demonstrated record of accomplishment, significant achievement, and
Status as a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Structural Engineer
(S.E.) is desired.
A demonstrated ability to secure funding from various sources such as federal
agencies, state agencies, industry, and other organizations.
Ability to successfully form and lead multidisciplinary teams.
A demonstrated ability in providing undergraduate- or graduate-level
instruction is desired.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and ability to work
across multiple constituencies.
Ability to maintain an inclusive culture that values research, education,
outreach, and diversity.
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility
requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled
to begin, and must continue working legally for the proposed term of
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application packages should include curriculum vitae and a letter of interest
including a vision for leading the Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory
(ASEL) at Auburn University. Salary is commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Faculty status is negotiable within the allowable position
title requirements. Depending on experience, qualifications, and interest, the
successful candidate may be appointed as either a tenure-track faculty member
or as a non-tenure-track faculty member.
While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is
filled, interested parties are highly encouraged to submit their materials to
the address below by 11/15/2021 to ensure optimal consideration. For more
details about the College, please see https:// eng.auburn.edu/ For additional
University information go to https:// www. auburn.edu/
Electronic submission of all nominations and applications are encouraged.
Those with interest should submit curriculum vitae and letter of application
as it relates to the position to:
Search Committee – Director, Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory,
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Attention: Managing Director, Breckenridge Partners
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our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals
without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age,
disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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