Drexel University’s College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a full-time, teaching position in structures & mechanics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. in civil, architectural, or structural engineering or a closely related field, possess a strong background in structures & mechanics, and be committed to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with teaching, research, or industrial experience are preferred. A professional engineering license is desirable, but not required for otherwise strong candidates, especially if there are plans to become licensed.
The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s educational activities with the opportunity to teach courses in areas of structural material behavior, mechanics, structural analysis and design, and other civil engineering topics. In addition, they will be expected to develop and teach laboratory-intensive courses, and to advise students on senior design projects. If applicable, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop a research portfolio that complements their educational efforts and publish in professional journals. Additionally, the candidate will participate in department-wide curriculum development and serve on college committees to maintain and improve the instructional program.
Teach basic and advanced courses in areas of structural material behavior, mechanics, structural analysis and design, and other civil engineering topics.
Participate in department-wide curriculum development.
Advise students on senior design projects.
Serve on college committees to maintain and improve the instructional program.
Interaction with a wide range of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and partners
Advance in appropriate professional development.
Other duties as assigned.
PhD. Civil, Architectural, or Structural Engineering or a closely related field
Minimum 1 year experience
A professional engineering license is desirable, but not required for otherwise strong candidates, especially if there are plans to become licensed. A professional engineering license is desirable, but not required at the time of hiring. A plan to obtain a professional engineering license should be agreed and implemented in coordination with the Department Head.
Preferred Qualifications :
Demonstrated teaching, research, or industrial experience. Knowledge of Structural Engineering software and ability to teach it to undergraduate and graduate students.
Physical Demands :
Typically sitting at a desk/table standing, walking.
Location : University City – Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University’s College of Engineering strives to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. The College values inclusion as a core strength and an essential portion of our founder, AJ Drexel’s mission of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems.
Drexel University is in the heart of the culturally rich city of Philadelphia, our nation’s first World Heritage City. Philadelphia is recognized as one of the best cities in the U.S. for food, music, and diversity. 30th Street Station, located one block from the campus, provides easy commuting, is a direct link to the international airport and connects Philadelphia to all the major cities along the Northeast corridor including Boston, New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume, cover letter and additional required documents when submitting your application.
Applications should include:
A detailed cover letter explaining the candidate’s qualifications.
A CV/resume and contact information for a minimum of three references.
Two short descriptions of your teaching aims/philosophy and research/design experience (please limit to a maximum of two pages each).
Review of applications will begin April 1, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Invitations for interviews will begin late April. All communications will be considered confidential.
Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.