2021 Career Opportunities

Assistant Professors, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Princeton University invites applications for tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on three emerging areas: (1) environmental engineering with a focus on water, climate, or environmental biotechnology, (2) robotics with a focus on autonomous systems or sustainable construction, and (3) urban systems and engineering with a focus on sustainable, resilient cities of the future. 
Candidates must have the ability and motivation to develop a vigorous independent research program and to participate in collaborative efforts of the faculty.  There is a preferred start date of September 1, 2022. A Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field is required.  

The successful candidate would join a dynamic department with world class undergraduate and graduate programs in civil and environmental engineering. Applicants should have interest in, and competence for, teaching foundational undergraduate and advanced graduate courses in CEE while embracing the many transdisciplinary connections across Princeton. An appointment may be made jointly with another department or program.

The department is committed to fostering an academic environment that acknowledges and encourages diversity and inclusivity. The successful candidate will show the potential to pursue academic excellence in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings, and will demonstrate intent and proficiency in fostering these ideals.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at
https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22163 and should submit their application cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, three separate statements of (1) research, (2) teaching vision, and (3) diversity, access and inclusion, in addition to a single paper that they feel best represents their research and potential for future scholarship. Inquiries regarding this position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Reed Maxwell (reedmaxwell@princeton.edu).

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

 
Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Form Finding Lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Princeton University invites applications for a post-doctoral or more senior research position to support research on the robotic construction of discrete element systems. The research will be conducted under the direction of Professor Sigrid Adriaenssens.

  • Responsibilities will include: Developing a computational framework that generates element geometries loaded under internal membrane or axial action, and tessellation of efficient element layouts; and that integrates robotic construction approaches; overseeing day-to-day graduate and possibly undergraduate and high school student’s research as it relates to project goals and meeting project milestones and go/no-go points; giving and contributing to research seminars within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; presenting at conferences and leading journal publication efforts; leading outreach effort of designing and constructing demonstrators, and developing and writing research proposals. 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in mechanical or civil engineering, architectural engineering, physics or applied mathematics field,
  • Appropriate experience in form finding and optimization methods, discrete element modeling and prototyping. 

Strong project management skills and a very good publication record.  This is a 1-year position and preferred start will be in January 2022 or earlier.  Interested candidates should submit an application online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/21961. Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and the contact information for three references.  The application deadline is November 1, 2021.  Please send inquires to sadriaen@princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 
Postdoctoral Position

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Princeton University invites applications for a post-doctoral or more senior research position. The research will be conducted under the direction of Professor Ning Lin (CEE) and Michael Oppenheimer (School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Geosciences, and High Meadows Environmental Institute), with possible collaborations with other research scientists in the newly established NSF-supported Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub. The position involves modeling compound hazards from hurricanes and heatwaves. The goal is to better understand the physical and statistical correlation between hurricanes and heatwaves and develop better ways to estimate their joint risk evolving with the changing climate. This is a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in a relevant field of science or engineering. Individuals with experience in modeling hurricanes and/or heatwaves, statistical skills applied to compound hazard analysis, and a strong commitment to original as well as interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit an application online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/22522. Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and the contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send inquires to nlin@princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Postdoctoral Research Position

The Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Lab in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University seeks a post-doctoral research associate or more senior researcher to pursue research in Circular Economy and Input-Output modeling. This position will be advised by Prof. Anu Ramaswami. We seek a recent Ph.D. holder in Environmental Science, Engineering, Industrial Ecology, or other related fields with a demonstrated publication record, showing expertise in multi-region input-output modeling, material energy flow analysis, and integrated assessment modeling, particularly with application to the circular economy and resource circularity. This is a one year position with a possible extension contingent on performance and funding. 

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and the contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date of this position is November 1, 2021. 

Interested candidates should submit an application online at https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/position/22521Please send inquires to bhartendu.pandey@princeton.edu.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Research Professional Specialist

The Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Lab in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University invites applications for a research specialist to work on projects related to energy systems and low carbon communities in the Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) lab, led by Prof. Anu Ramaswami at Princeton University. This position would be responsible for: collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams and community/city organizations on public-facing projects; synthesizing existing literature on low carbon cities and energy systems; acquiring, curating, analyzing datasets on energy systems; modeling energy systems across scales, with attention to community-scale; writing high-impact journal articles; and writing policy briefs or technical reports to inform decision-making.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Master’s degree in environmental science, engineering, industrial ecology, or other related fields with demonstrated research skills in data science, energy systems modeling, and simulation/scenario modeling and expertise in computer programming languages such as R, Python, or Matlab. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and public communication skills. Appointments will be at the rank of associate professional specialist or higher, depending on the qualifications of the candidates. Interested candidates should submit an application online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22581.

Applications should include a CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and the contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date of this position is November 1, 2021.  Please send inquires to bhartendu.pandey@princeton.edu

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.