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PhD and Postdoc positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Geotechnics research group in Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, is looking for PhD students and  Postdoctoral Researchers in Infrastructure Geotechnics (max. two positions each). The applicants are expected to be passionate about introducing/developing the state-of-the-art of modelling and testing of coupled processes (thermo-hydro-mechanical) into geotechnical engineering. The current research projects in infrastructure geotechnics include application of deep mixing under road and railway embankments and bottom support of excavations, as well as modelling natural and man-made slopes etc. These are problems where the coupling of mechanical, hydraulic and thermal response, as well as soil-structure interaction, is important. The applicants are expected to engage with industry, to create innovative solutions for major stakeholders. In parallel with research,  the applicants are expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate or Masters level (typically max. 10%-20% of their time), with focus on Geotechnical Engineering. The positions are temporary research positions (4-5 years for PhD, 2 years for Postdoc), fully funded by external research projects.

More information on the positions and how to apply:
PhD student positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics:
https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=8541
Postdoc positions in Infrastructure Geotechnics:
https://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/Arbeta-pa-Chalmers/lediga-tjanster/Sidor/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=p8542

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer or Reader in Ground Engineering, Engineering Geology or Geotechnics – University of Glasgow (UK)

University of Glasgow (UK), James Watt School of Engineering

Applications for the post are welcome in any research areas in ground engineering, engineering geology or geotechnics including but not limited to sustainable and novel geomaterials, smart infrastructure, and the applications of geology and geotechnics to problems in renewable energy and sustainability that complement the existing strengths within the School. The post-holder will develop, lead and sustain research of international standard in Engineering and contribute to teaching, assessment, project supervision and curriculum design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and participate in School management and organisation.

The post is permanent and full-time.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2020

More information at:
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BZO780/lecturer-senior-lecturer-or-reader-in-ground-engineering-engineering-geology-or-geotechnics

2 Assistant Professor positions at University of Twente (Netherlands)

Applications are welcomed for two Assistant Professor positions of Computational Multiscale Mechanics and Geomechanics at University of Twente (Netherlands).

Focus of the first position is on the development of advanced open-source computational tools for the investigation of particulate materials. The second position is dedicated to the multiscale and multiphase modelling of soils, for material characterisation, prediction, improvement.

For more information follow the links below:
– Computational Multiscale Mechanics (deadline 1 April 2020):
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/1110934/assistant-professor-computational-multiscale-mechanics
– Geomechanics (deadline 15 April 2020):
https://www.utwente.nl/en/organization/careers/!/1127291/assistant-professor-geomechanics

Faculty position at Polytechnique Montréal (Canada)

Polytechnique Montréal (Canada) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in geotechnical engineering. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

– frozen ground engineering

– transportation geotechnics

– unsaturated soil mechanics

– energy foundations

Closing Date:  April 2, 2020

Full description of the position and the required documents for the application can be found at: https://www.polymtl.ca/carriere/en/offres-demploi/civil-engineering-professor-nordic-geotechnical-engineering-transportation-geotechnics-unsaturated

Professor of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Division IV – Natural and Built Environment, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Department of Civil Engineering, Geo­ and Environmental Sciences (Germany) invites applications for the position of Professor (W3) of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. This position to be appointed at the earliest possible date and is associated with membership of the Board of Directors of the “Institute for Soil Mechanics and Rock Mechanics”.

We are looking for a personality who represents the entire scope of “Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering” with enthusiasm and innovative power. You further develop this field on new and approved methods and fundamental and application-oriented research, and you assume responsibility in research and education by relying on your excellent didactic skills, scientific achievements – proven by relevant publications – and your expertise in creatively combining fundamental principles, numerical description, experimental research and engineering application. A well-equipped laboratory is at your disposal.

Deadline: March 1st, 2020

More information in the attachment: Professor position 2020 – KIT

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Division of Geology and Geotechnics at Chalmers is looking for an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering who is passionate about pushing the state-of-the-art of modelling coupled processes (thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical) into geotechnical engineering applications. You will join a diverse gender-balanced research group with ambition to become internationally leading in Geotechnical Engineering with focus on natural geomaterials.

As Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer, you will contribute to teaching and development of the educational portfolio both at undergraduate and Masters levels, as well as providing education as part of Continuous Professional Development to the industry. In parallel, you will conduct your brand of research independently.

Details and how to apply: https://www.chalmers.se/en/about-chalmers/Working-at-Chalmers/Vacancies/Pages/default.aspx?rmpage=job&rmjob=7620

Application deadline: 11 August, 2019

Researcher position at École des Ponts ParisTech

Researcher position open at École des Ponts ParisTech, Paris, France.

The successful candidate will develop research in numerical modelling of soil-structure interaction under complex loadings including dynamics. Fundamental and numerical studies will be developed in relation with experimental studies performed in Laboratoire Navier and by outside partners. In addition to the development of classical techniques for numerical modelling of materials and structures (FEM, BEM, FFT, …), the valorization of big data gathered from the monitoring of geotechnical structures will be a priority area of research. This includes the development of new tools based on artificial intelligence systems for modelling and design in geotechnics.

Deadline: 18 April 2019

More information at: http://www.enpc.fr/lecole-recrute-offres-demploi?intuition_id=112368

Faculty position at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg – USA

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering effective January 2020.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s Geotechnical Engineering Program and demonstrate enthusiasm for collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate instruction, specialized graduate education, sponsored research, and scholarly work. The CEE Department is comprised of 59 faculty members, with approximately 350 full-time graduate students and 630 undergraduate students. State of the art geotechnical research facilities are available, including the W.C. English Geotechnical Laboratory, field test sites, full-scale test facilities, and both on-shore and off-shore site characterization equipment.

The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, but exceptional candidates will be given consideration for the Full Professor rank.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019.

More information at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/92776

Two Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions, Imperial College, London

There are currently two open positions for academic staff at the lecturer/senior lecturer level within the Geotechnics Section of the Department of Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London. The first position has an emphasis on experimental soil mechanics, while the second position is for someone with an expertise in ground investigation and / or engineering geology.

Closing date: 31 January 2019
More information at:
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00640/lecturersenior-lecturer-geotechnics
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00641/lecturersenior-lecturer-geotechnics

Two faculty positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Dear Colleagues,

please find attached announcements for two faculty positions in the Department of Civil & Materials Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago: (1) tenure-track faculty position in Water Engineering; and (2) senior-level faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in Structural Engineering (large-scale structural testing).

UIC – Water Engineering – Faculty Position

UIC – Large Scale Structural Engineering – Associate or Full Professor Position

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Il GNIG (Gruppo Nazionale di Ingegneria Geotecnica) si propone di promuovere il coordinamento delle attività di ricerca e di formazione nel Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ICAR07 – 08/B1 ‘Geotecnica’, di curare le relazioni con gli altri Settori Scientifico Disciplinari, con gli Organi di Governo dell’Università e con le Associazioni Scientifiche e Culturali del Settore.

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