John J. Hudson Memorial Scholarship
Daniel O. Cargill Scholarship
Gene Bucci Family Scholarship
Ronald C. Jalbert Memorial Scholarship
Phillip A. & Bette A. Ayoub Scholarship
James L. Baldwin Memorial Scholarship
Howard Chin Scholarship
Angelo A. Marcello Memorial Scholarship
George & Virginia Geisser Civil Engineering Scholarship
Geisser Engineering Scholarship
John L. Slocum Scholarship
Kam Esmail ’46 Scholarship
George Geisser Sr. Engineering Scholarship
Magda Flores Umanzor
Joseph G.A. Riccio Civil Engineering Scholarship
Narragansett Improvement Company Scholarship
Candidates should have a Ph.D. with concentration in structural engineering at the time of appointment, as well as demonstrated: evidence of teaching and scholarly activity, ability for development of an externally funded research program, effective communication skills and ability to work with a diverse student population. Preferred qualifications include success in obtaining grant funding, experience in advising and/or mentoring students and Professional Engineering License (P.E.).
The successful candidate will have a strong background in structural engineering with research interests in sustainable structures and high performance materials. It is expected that the candidate will interface with other researchers within established research themes in engineering including advanced materials and structures in extreme environments as well as sensors and instrumentation.
The University of Rhode Island is located about 30 miles south of Providence, RI in a rural setting but within easy reach of the metropolitan areas on Boston and New York as well as the world class resort town of Newport, RI. With its many bays and islands, Rhode Island has more than 400 miles of coastline. In fact, the University is only 15 minutes away from the beautiful beaches in neighboring Narragansett, RI which was recently named as one of American’s happiest seaside towns of 2015 by Coastal Living magazine.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 11 faculty members, 200 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET BS in Civil Engineering as well as MS and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. There are strong ties with the state agencies as well as various industries including an up and coming industry on specialized composites. A few miles from the shores, the first offshore wind turbine farm in the eastern seaboard is currently under construction. Interested applicants can learn more about the department by visiting the department website (http://egr.uri.edu/cve).
The College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island is undergoing a major facility overhaul with a new $125M engineering building currently under design and scheduled to open in 2019. There is a unique opportunity to develop state-of-the-art structures and materials laboratories advancing the future of engineering education and research and the Rhode Island economy.
Applicants are required to apply online (https://jobs.uri.edu) and must provide (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae which includes the names and complete contact information for at least three references, and (3) a single PDF file (“Other” document) which contains a research statement with detailed plans and a teaching statement describing interests and experiences. The search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2016. Second consideration may be given to applications received by February 15, 2016. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 15, 2016) may not be given full consideration.]]>
Required qualifications include (1) an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline; (2) demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; (3) demonstrated verbal and written communication proficiency; and (4) demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups. Preferred qualifications include (1) a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline; (2) Professional engineering (PE) licensure; (3) demonstrated excellence in teaching; (4) demonstrated previous teaching experience in higher education; and (5) demonstrated experience in the instruction of engineering mechanics.
APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE September 30, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups’ members are encouraged to apply.
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The 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan killed more than 15,000 people, caused a nuclear meltdown and decimated thousands of structures.
To prepare for the next disaster, URI civil and ocean engineering Professor Christopher Baxter is spending part of 2014 in Japan. In August, he worked with faculty and students from Chuo University to study damage in Itako, about 30 miles east of Tokyo.
The team studied liquefaction damage, or the phenomenon where soil loses its rigidity because of a change in applied stress, in this case caused by the 2011 earthquake. Baxter and his colleagues collected soil samples and sent them to Chuo University for analysis. Eventually, researchers backed by the central government hope the information will help them strengthen defenses against the next earthquake.