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Nariman Farvardin Chair in Civil Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Job Description

Nariman Farvardin Chair in Civil Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology
August 16, 2019 

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering (CEOE) in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science (SES) at Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations for the Nariman Farvardin Chair in Civil Engineering in one of the following research fields:

  • construction and transportation engineering and management
  • geotechnical and structural engineering
  • advanced construction materials and technologies
  • urban/interconnected infrastructure system
  • computational methods and algorithms
  • artificial intelligence or machine learning in civil engineering applications

CEOE seeks exceptional candidates with an internationally recognized record of scholarship and funded research programs, demonstrated ability to develop new research programs, commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and involvement in service to the university and profession. The expected starting date is August 16, 2019 or later.

The Farvardin Chair will join a cadre of committed faculty (14 tenured and tenure track, 4 research and 4 teaching) who are engaged in high-activity research and teaching programs with 250 undergraduate, 230 MS and 45 PhD students. CEOE is home to the Davidson Laboratory and Center for Environmental Systems. Facilities at the Davidson laboratory include a towing tank with the highest towing speed in the world and wave generation capabilities, and field and advanced computational facilities to support a fully-automated, ensemble-based flood advisory system. With a funding level of about $2.5M per year, the Davidson laboratory integrates and supports programs in the fields of naval architecture, coastal and ocean engineering, physical oceanography, marine hydrodynamics and maritime systems. With yearly research expenditures of about $3M, the Center for Environmental Systems is dedicated to basic and applied interdisciplinary research aimed at creating new knowledge, advanced technology, and innovative management practices and solutions for sustainable utilization of environmental resources. The Nariman Farvardin Chair is expected to lead the development of a commensurate program in their research field.

Stevens Institute of Technology is a private university located in Hoboken, New Jersey.  The 55-acre campus is on the Hudson River across from midtown Manhattan within a few minutes from NYC. The superb location of Stevens offers excellent opportunities for collaboration with nearby universities, government, and industry.

Stevens is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin review of applications on January 15, 2019. All applications must be submitted electronically through the HR website at:

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a research plan, teaching interests and philosophy, and contact information of at least three references.  For any inquiries please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. George Korfiatis at: