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Assistant Professor in Future Infrastructure Systems
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites tenure-track faculty applications in support of the Department’s broad initiative in Future Infrastructure Systems, encompassing, for example, Buildings & Climate Change, Earth Systems & Geotechnical Engineering, Future Mobility Systems, and Safety & Reliability. Hiring will be at the untenured Assistant Professor level.

Assistant Professor in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering
The University of Kentucky

The Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level with anticipated start date of August 1, 2019. We are interested in a wide variety of research emphases in sustainable infrastructure engineering. Example areas of interest include sustainable design for civil engineering projects, aspects of infrastructure systems that deliver critical services, assessment of multi-hazards and their mitigation for infrastructure systems, implementing solutions for improving quality of life, addressing humanitarian and/or global issues, applications of renewable energy to infrastructure design, smart and sustainable materials. The department is especially interested in candidates whose research connects across two or more of these areas. Relevant industry experience is desirable. Further, there are excellent opportunities for interactions with the Kentucky Transportation Center, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and Traci Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.

Structural Engineering Faculty Positions
University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNR invites applications for up to two assistant professors in the area of structural engineering for extreme events. These full-time, tenure-track positions include teaching, research, and service responsibilities. Please access the job posting for more information.

Site Operations Manager
Wall of Wind, Extreme Events Institute, Florida International University

Manages the day to day research operations and testing of the FIU Wall of Wind (WOW) facility. The FIU Wall of Wind (WOW) facility is one of the nation's major Experimental Facilities (EFs) under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) Program. NSF's investment in NHERI allows researchers to explore and test ground-breaking concepts to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure lifelines, and enables innovations to help prevent natural hazards from becoming societal disasters.

Research Specialist I
Wall of Wind, Extreme Events Institute, Florida International University

Supports Wall of Wind testing by enhancing existing sensor capabilities, improving data acquisition and analyses capabilities (e.g. implementing new LabVIEW and MATLAB based programs), providing dynamic testing capabilities, synchronizing sensor data acquisition, implementing new instrumentation capabilities, etc.

Research Technician I
Wall of Wind, Extreme Events Institute, Florida International University

Provides research technical support to the International Hurricane Research Center. Manufactures and assembles drawing models for projects. Assists the researchers and clients in the preparation of testing models.

Postdoctoral Position
University of California, Berkeley

Software development for uncertainty quantification and workflow development. UC Berkeley’s SimCenter has an immediate opening in software development for a postdoctoral researcher through the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure funded by the National Science Foundation. Candidates should submit their application materials as a single pdf file (< 5 MB), including a short motivational letter, CV, and copies of academic credentials (bachelor, master/diploma, and PhD) with attention to: Professor Sanjay Govindjee.

PhD Candidates
Wall of Wind, Extreme Events Institute, Florida International University

The Wall of Wind Experimental Facility is looking for PhD candidates in the area of Wind Engineering. Candidates with a solid track record should contact Prof. Ioannis Zisis ( or Prof. Arindam Chowdhury ( for more information. Particular preference will be given to students with prior experience in structural wind engineering.