The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City seeks applicants for a tenure-track position In Civil Engineering within the school's rapidly-growing Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) Department (https://sce.umkc.edu/about/department-civil-mechanical-engineering/). The position is a fulltime, academic year (9 month) appointment starting September 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should apply online at the UMKC online job posting page http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/ , scroll down and click on VIEW JOBS, then use the position number to search for the position you are interested in. Use position Job ID 31880. You will need to register if a new user of E-Recruit – the sign in button is at the right on the View Jobs webpage. Include a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information of three references. For additional information contact Ms. Jane Vogl (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant to the Dean, School of Computing and Engineering, subject: STORMWATERL FAC SEARCH. UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
Successful candidates will be expected to: (1) have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education; (2) teach courses in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs; (3) develop and maintain an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including an externally-funded research program; (4) engage In departmental, school, and/or university service activities appropriate to the position; and (5) advance the goals and strategic plan of SCE and UMKC. The CME Department offers ABET-accredited BS degrees, MS degrees, and participates in UMKC's interdisciplinary PhD program. CME currently has 15 tenured or tenure track faculty members, nearly 30 teaching and adjunct faculty, over 400 undergraduate students, and over 60 graduate students. CME's student body has grown by over 30% in the last five years, with further increases in enrollment expected for Fall 2020 and beyond. Numerous research grants within SCE will expand into the new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, a $32 million state-of-the-art facility opening in Fall 2020.
The CME Department offers a collaborative and supportive working environment in which Input from all faculty members Is valued. This unique environment continues to foster truly Innovative partnerships In both research and teaching. UMKC is located In the heart of Kansas City, a world-class engineering hub that is home to companies such as Honeywell, Black and Veatch, and Burns and McDonnell that provide enriching educational partnerships for SCE students and faculty. The Kansas City metropolitan area, with a population of over 2.3 million, is home to a thriving arts community, unique shopping and entertainment districts, excellent restaurants, and three professional sports teams. The Kansas City International Airport, originally built In 1972, will be replaced with an ultra-modern $1 billion single terminal design by 2021.
The position, JOB ID #31880, seeks applicants with an BS and PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field whose primary research areas include water resources with preference given to those that specialize in urban stormwater and/or environmental stormwater engineering applications. Advanced, unsteady multi-dimensional modeling or those that can support contaminant fate and transformation within urban stormwater is a particular research interest which is desirable. Kansas City is uniquely situated in a thriving and growing urban stormwater Initiative region which is sustained through private and public partnerships, and regulatory and stakeholder convergence. Candidates are sought that can Integrate well within these established partnerships, especially those working in the areas of physical, urban stormwater modeling. Applicants are sought and will be prioritized according to how well they would complement and expand current CME research strengths in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials, and construction management. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate Clvll Engineering courses, and should have particular interest in teaching courses in water resources including introductory level fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, hydrology, and urban stormwater. Candidates interested in teaching introductory level environmental engineering courses such as water and wastewater processes or introduction to environmental engineering in addition to water resources and encouraged to apply . Preferred Qualifications include 1) undergraduate teaching experience; 2) professionally licensed (FE or PE); 3) excellent communication and interpersonal skills and 4) the ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues and administrators. UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
About UMKC School of Computing and Engineering
UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering strives to be one of the best school’s in the region, offering students exposure to the latest computing and engineering trends in computer science, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering. The School is split into two departments, the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. UMKC engineering and computer science faculty, students and staff are dedicated to their research and solving today’s technology challenges by offering solutions for tomorrow.