The Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering (CME) Department at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in the field of Smart Cities Infrastructures. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart and Connected Communities, Resilient and Intelligent Systems, Inclusive Infrastructure and Social Equity, and Civic Innovation in Smart Cities Infrastructure, or related areas. CME plans to continue its growth in the coming decade by investing in opportunities for leadership in smart and connected urban systems. The CME Department has a vibrant research program. Faculty members in the Department are highly active in conducting cutting-edge, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research. The ideal candidate will complement two or more core research groups in the department, including: Infrastructure, Transportation, Environmental and Water Resources, Structures, and Geotechnical Engineering with interests in smart, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure systems. Opportunities are also available to collaborate with UIC’s other departments and research entities including Computer Science, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Urban Planning and Policy, the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), the Urban Transportation Center, and the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy.
The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering, an MS degree in Construction Engineering & Management, and MS and PhD degrees in Materials Engineering, and currently has an undergraduate enrollment of about 400 and a graduate enrollment of about 200. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.cme.uic.edu.
The UIC College of Engineering has been undergoing tremendous growth over the past decade, with nearly doubled faculty size. The campus is located in the heart of the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city of Chicago, and adjacent to high-tech suburban corridors that include prominent national laboratories and industries, offering unique advantages and considerable growth potential for interactions with industry. UIC is the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago metropolitan area, with an annual budget of $3.4 billion. It is one of only four Carnegie Foundation Research-I universities in the State of Illinois.