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CUNY Assistant or Associate Professor- Civil Engineering (Tenure-Track) in New York, New York

Assistant or Associate Professor- Civil Engineering (Tenure-Track)

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City College of New York

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The Department of Civil Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics. We are particularly interested in appointments at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptionally qualified candidates at Associate Professor rank may also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program that complements existing departmental expertise. Specific geotechnical engineering and geomechanics subareas of interest to the department include: Soil-structure interaction; Geo-hazard analysis and mitigation; Application of multi-scale computational modeling, data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence techniques to geotechnical engineering; Resilience, durability, and life-cycle assessment of geotechnical infrastructure; Research that improves community resilience to increasing climate hazards through performance-based design and adaptation of geotechnical assets.

This position is part of a City College cluster hire, spanning multiple Divisions of the College and focused on environmental, cultural, and social justice in New York City and the Harlem community. The Department of Civil Engineering has 18 full-time faculty members in four areas of concentration: Environmental Engineering, Structures/Mechanics, Transportation, and Water Resources. Our faculty engage in a wide variety of research efforts with international, national, regional, and local agencies as well as private entities to address both regional and global complex infrastructure demands and challenges. The Department houses several CCNY centers and CUNY institutes. Our faculty conduct research through several centers such as the CUNY Environmental Crossroads Initiative, the Center for Water Resources and Environmental Research, the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, the Institute for Municipal Waste Research, the Institute for Transportation Systems, NOAA Center for Earth Systems Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies, and the University Transportation Research Center. CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering’s $35 million in external research last year classified it in the top 10% of US engineering institutions.

CUNY is the largest public urban university system in the United States, and is a minority serving institution. CCNY is the founding institution of CUNY and one of CUNY’s flagship campuses, and is the only public institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in civil engineering in New York City. The Department of Civil Engineering is committed to the rigorous training of students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to become future leaders in engineering firms, agencies, and professional organizations.


Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, have a strong research background in geotechnical engineering and geomechanics, and be capable of teaching fundamental undergraduate and advanced graduate courses in civil engineering.


Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.


Contractual Base Salary Ranges :

  • Assistant Professor $52,267-$99,532

  • Associate Professor: $ 67,784- $117,805

Salaries above the contractual base may be offered, commensurate with experience and PSC-CUNY contract.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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(1) Cover Letter

(2) Research Statement

(3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

(4) Curriculum Vitae

(5) Name and contact information for three references

Please direct any questions to Dr. Beth Wittig, Chairperson of Department of Civil Engineering, at


This position will remain open until filled. We will begin to review applications on January 6, 2023.


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