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The Georgia Institute of Technology invites outstanding applicants to fill multiple positions: the Frederick Law Olmsted Professorships in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Atlanta, GA. The School seeks individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service and have strong records of leadership in the profession. The ideal candidate will teach and lead research in the general area of sustainable urban infrastructure systems, with a research focus that is at the intersection of civil and environmental engineering systems and urban ecology, urban design, public health, public space, and policy.
These Professorships have been created to inspire future generations of transformational civil and environmental engineers with the concepts pioneered and developed by the legendary landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture, Olmsted integrated civil and environmental engineering, community building, and natural systems to create treasured examples of multi-purpose park systems and infrastructure in 24 states and the District of Columbia. His work includes Central Park and Ocean Parkway in New York City, the Emerald Necklace in Boston, the Riverside Community in Illinois, and the Druid Hills community in Atlanta.
Preference for these professorships will be given to candidates who work in interdisciplinary areas that address critical local, national, and global challenges and contribute to the strategic research directions of the School, College, and Institute. It is expected that the candidate will form key alliances across the Institute, with various groups in the City of Atlanta, and have a courtesy appointment in the College of Architecture as well as other schools or colleges at Georgia Tech.
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering has vibrant programs in Construction Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering/Mechanics/Materials, and Transportation Engineering. In both civil engineering and environmental engineering, the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked among the top programs in the Country. The School currently has approximately 700 undergraduate and 400 graduate students, and 55 full time, tenure track faculty members.
Applications will be given maximum consideration if received by December 31, 2015. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. While the expectation is for this to be a tenure-track, full-time, nine-month appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, candidates with an innovative professional and practice-oriented background are invited to apply at the rank of Professor-of-the-Practice. Candidates must hold a Doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering or other terminal degree in a related field. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating background experience, research and teaching interests, and a brief statement on how they would make use of the support from the endowed funds; a curriculum vitae; up to three samples of recent work; and contact information for five references to:
Olmsted Search Committee Chair
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
790 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0355
The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is situated at the heart of the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, in Midtown Atlanta, and benefits from its association with a vibrant, global metropolis. Georgia Tech, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented minority groups. For more information regarding the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, please visit our School website.