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Openings for Tenure-Track Faculty, Post-doc, Ph.D. Students

Seeking Applicants for Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Positions Across All Areas of Civil and/or Systems Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Civil Engineering (currently transitioning to the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering) seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at all levels and across all areas of Civil and/or Systems Engineering. While there is an emphasis on research that impacts any of our growing research thrusts in resilient cities, safety and security, space exploration and habitation, future energy infrastructure and/or decision-making for health, all qualified applicants in any area of Civil and Systems Engineering will be considered.

The Department currently has 12 faculty whose research broadly covers the areas of Structures, Systems, and Mechanics of Materials. Current enrollments in the Department are approximately 21 undergraduate students, 21 masters students, and 51 doctoral graduate students. The department maintains laboratories and major facilities for research. Strong links to JHU institutes and centers such as the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the Center for Integrated Structures-Materials Modeling and Simulation, the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, the Johns Hopkins Center for Additive Manufacturing and Architected Materials, and the Cold-formed Steel Research Consortium expand the footprint of the Department both within and outside of the University. More information about the Department can be found at

The Whiting School of Engineering comprises over 200 full time tenure-track, research, and teaching-track faculty in nine academic programs with a total annual research budget of over $170 million. Research partnerships with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Applied Physics Laboratory, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences make the Whiting School of Engineering a unique research and educational environment. Student enrollment exceeds 1800 at the undergraduate level with over 1000 full time MS and PhD students. The Engineering for Professionals program enrolls over 4000 part time continuing education students and is the largest program of its kind in the country.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field by the time their appointment begins. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of outstanding independent research and excellence in teaching, professional service and translation. Applications at all levels will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three recent publications.  Applications must be made on-line at

Candidates applying for Associate or full Professor positions should not provide any information for references. Candidates applying for the position of Assistant Professor should provide names and contact information of at least three (3) references. Review of applications will begin immediately.  While candidates who complete their applications by December 1, 2019 will receive full consideration, the Department will consider exceptional applicants at any time.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.

The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Network Modeling of Infectious Diseases

Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral position at the Department of Civil Engineering and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Associate Professor Lauren Gardner. The applicant will be expected to undertake and develop research on the topic of spatial epidemiology, with a focus on the development of models to infer outbreak risk factors, predict outbreaks, and optimize resource allocation for outbreak mitigation. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: network modelling, optimization, machine learning, statistical modelling, and data visualization, with previous experience working on epidemiological applications.

The postdoc will work closely with an international multidisciplinary team of faculty and Ph.D. students across Engineering and Public Health. In addition, the PI will make every effort to mentor the postdoc for transition into a faculty position. This includes guidance on grant-writing, teaching opportunities, and translation of research. Women and Underrepresented Minorities are highly encouraged to apply. This is a year-long postdoc that can potentially be extended up to two years upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

The candidate will be expected to:
– Possess a PhD degree in computer science, engineering, applied or computational mathematics, or a closely related field.
– Have expertise in one or more of the following areas: network modelling, machine learning, statistical modelling, data visualization.
– Previous experience working on epidemiological applications.
– Strong programming and data visualization skills.
– Demonstrated experience in analyzing large scale data sets.
– Demonstrated experience in working on large-scale multi-disciplinary projects
– The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
– Illustrate the motivation and discipline to carry out autonomous research.
– High level interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in English.
– A record of research accomplishment as reflected in publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and presentations at scientific meetings.

Start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Complete applications should include the following (in a single pdf file) to
(1) A cover letter
(2) A full curriculum vitae
(3) Up to two research publications and/or preprints
(4) The names and contact information for three references
(5) (Optional) A one-page original research proposal on the topic of your choosing, with the following headings: Motivation, Research Questions, Research Approach, Methods, Data Sources, Timeline.