Associate/Assistant Professor in Computational Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

University of Luxembourg

Associate Professor / Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computational Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Language: English (UK)
Country: Luxembourg

Organisation data: Department of Engineering (DoE)
Job Number: UOL04164
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Schedule Type: Full Time
Work Hours: 40.0 Hours per Week

Job (internal): Assistant Professor
Functions: Associate / Assistant Professor

The Department of Engineering of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate in the area of Computational Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community.

Your role...

To diversify the existing skills and expertise of the department of engineering in civil and environmental engineering, the candidate is expected to:

• Perform high-level research in computational soil mechanics and foundation engineering
• Contribute to teaching in the bachelor and master programs in engineering
• Apply for third-party funding
• Setup and manage a research group in foundation engineering, including supervision of PhD candidates
• Establish collaborations with national and international partners in industry and academia

Candidates who can demonstrate innovative engineering approaches to address sustainability challenges associated with the built environment will stand out. Potential focus areas include – but are not limited to – the reduction of carbon emissions and resource consumption; recycling, reuse and revitalisation in foundation engineering; as well as models and methods for the characterisation of porous media and advanced geotechnical situations, for instance in relation to carbon capture.

Your profile...

The ideal candidate is an emerging, high-potential researcher with proven track record in research in the area of foundation engineering and/or soil mechanics as well as applied research activities in the broader domain of civil engineering.

The successful candidates should have:

• A PhD degree in civil engineering or related area
• Recognised and original contributions to research in foundation engineering and computational soil mechanics
• Experience in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
• Good presentation, communication, organisational and management skills
• Interest in interdisciplinary collaborations
• Working knowledge of English and either French or German

We offer...

• An exceptional research environment and skilled support staff
• Extensive laboratories for material and structural testing
• Highly competitive salary and benefits packages
• Very significant package for research funding and very good opportunities for external funding

In short...

• Contract Type: 5 years (tenure track), with perspective of a permanent position and promotion to Associate Professor upon a positive evaluation. In case of an excellent more senior candidate, a direct appointment at the level of Associate Professor would then be on a permanent position
• Working hours: Full time 40 hours per week
• Location: Campus Kirchberg and/or Campus Esch Belval
• Starting date: September 2022 or later
• Job reference: UOL04164

How to apply...

Applications, in English, should contain a motivation letter, a research statement, a teaching statement highlighting areas of interest in education and willingness to contribute to departmental operations, a detailed curriculum vitae, a full list of publications and the names of at least four experts who can, upon request from the Faculty, provide reference letters.

We encourage early application. To ensure full consideration, candidates should apply by May 1st, 2022. All applications should be sent to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Schlenker, using the email address:
The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and strives to increase the share of female professors. We explicitly encourage women to apply.

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