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Welcome to Civil Engineering

Shaping our World

First thought of any engineer: Everything can be improved. That's why civil engineers spend their days analyzing the stuff most of us take for granted—like how to reduce pollution, strengthen bridges or improve roadways. They literally shape the world we live in.

At Herff, we'll help you dive deep into big-picture thinking. Because around here, "good enough" isn't good enough. We don't want you to reduce pollution, we want you to reduce pollution and improve roadways at the same time. Right now, we're designing structures to withstand natural disasters and save countless lives. How's that for improvement?

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Faculty Position in Construction Engineering and Management

The Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis is starting a concentration in Construction Engineering and Management with the support of local construction industry. A faculty position in Construction Engineering and Management is available starting as early as January 2019 at the University of Memphis. The position will be housed in the Department of Civil Engineering. The Memphis metropolitan area is strategically located in the largest construction market in the mid-south, with opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration with major construction firms who are providing funding for this position. Applicants must have a master's degree. Practical experience in Construction Engineering and Management with 10 or more years of experience is required. Individuals with appropriate certifications are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also work closely with faculty in the Department of Engineering Technology and the Department of Architecture. The focus for the faculty member will be teaching undergraduate courses in Construction Engineering and Management; other responsibilities include taking a leading role as the Construction Engineering and Management Curriculum Coordinator for both the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Engineering Technology, student advising, and construction industry liaison (e.g., coordinator for construction internships). This is a non-tenure track full-time position with full benefits. Candidates are expected to have a strong training background with a teaching philosophy that aligns with the strategic mission of the University and the Construction Engineering and Management Advisory Council.

Candidates must submit their application through https://workforum.memphis.edu/. Click on the full-time faculty menu to find the Civil Engineering posting. Applications must include a cover letter detailing personal qualifications and experience related to the position, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, five professional references include full names and contact information (address, phone number, and email address), statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of any pertinent certifications. Screening of applications will begin January 2018 and may continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Shahram Pezeshk (spezeshk@memphis.edu) if you have any questions.

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Water Resources

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Water Resources with a concentration in groundwater. The position is at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with preference for candidates who have academic experience and a track record in Water Resources Engineering.
The anticipated start date is August 2019. At that time, applicants must have earned a doctorate from an accredited institution either in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related scientific field, with emphasis on groundwater. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to perform high-impact research and show an aptitude to develop a creative, independent research program that would lead to strong externally funded research at the national/international level. Position responsibilities also include enhancement of research programs through increased recruitment of graduate students and conducting outreach activities. Applicants are expected to effectively teach multiple subjects in water resources engineering, at the undergraduate and graduate level, and have excellent communication skills. Registration as a professional engineer or on-track to be registered within the next 4 years is preferred. The search committee is particularly interested in a someone who can cross disciplinary boundaries in their research and teaching.
A unique opportunity exists for researchers to work collaboratively with the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis (www.strengthencommunities.com). CAESER collaborates with local, federal, state, private, non-profits, and other academic institutions, in conducting research at a national level within the Mississippi embayment, a system of aquifers that crosses nine southern US states. Our research is highly interdisciplinary, engaging experts in the fields of groundwater and contaminant transport, surface water (and interactions with groundwater), ecology/biology, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, etc. CAESER also engages internationally in water research and education in China, Ecuador, and Mexico, while continuing to build relations with other countries. Applicants are encouraged to specify if they have strong international research relationships, with these or other countries, in their application.
Candidates must submit their application through https://workforum.memphis.edu/. Click on the full-time faculty menu to find the Civil Engineering posting. Applications must include a conducting letter detailing personal qualifications and experience related to the position, a letter on teaching philosophy, a letter on research philosophy, a comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the full names and contact information (the address, phone number, and email address) of five professional references. Screening of applications will begin December 31, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. For additional information visit www.memphis.edu/positions. Please contact Dr. Shahram Pezeshk (spezeshk@memphis.edu) if you have any questions.