Faculty position at Northwestern University

Dear colleagues, 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. 

The research areas of primary interest include geotechnical engineering, geomechanics, structural engineering and mechanics of materials. Applicants with expertise and interests at the intersection of these research domains will be highly valued. Additional information about the scope of the position is provided in this document

Further information about how to apply is available at the link below: 


Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Dundee

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Dundee are seeking an exceptional candidate to contribute to our research led teaching in structural engineering and design: Lecturer in Structural Engineering (T&R) at University of Dundee (jobs.ac.uk)

Further particulars for the position are attached

The focus of research should be in Structural Engineering which could include operating at the interfaces between one or all of materials and concrete technology, geotechnics or earthquake engineering to compliment strong existing research in these areas. This will align and contribute to the strategy and focus of the Future Infrastructure and Environment Research Cluster. The current focus of the cluster includes the thematic areas of Energy, Global Uncertainties, Living with Environmental Change, and working towards “Net Zero” within a sustainability framework.

To apply for either position, please do so using the above links on jobs.ac.uk.   

The application deadline is 22nd November 2023. 

PhD Positions available at Northwestern University 

The geomechanics modeling group led by Prof. Giuseppe Buscarnera at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Northwestern University is about to open two Ph.D. positions. The two projects focus on activities pertaining to adaptive granular systems and geomechanics of subsurface storage, respectively. Further information can be provided upon request by directly contacting Prof. Buscarnera (g-buscarnera@northwestern.edu) and is available at this link.

Postdocs Positions at Chinese Academy of Sciences

Three postdoctoral positions in computational mechanics are open at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China. CAS is the most prestigious research institute in China. Candidates should have a background in computational mechanics and (1) be familiar with at least one popular numerical method, such as the Finite Element Method, Material Point Method, Virtual Element Method, etc., (2) and be able to code in C++, Python, Julia or other languages. The salary will be 25-30 thousand RMB/year depending on background. Please send your CV and a one-page research summary to chuanqil@imech.ac.cn. If the positions are filled, we will delete the ad. Otherwise, all applicants are welcome.

Lecturer / Associate Professor in Geomechanics

Are you an early or mid-career academic with a passion for Civil Engineering?  Are you looking to join an academic team where you can build your profile and experience?  Our Department of Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering is the ideal place to make your mark. We have brand new, world-class facilities, a vibrant research culture, and are committed to our staff and students achieving their best. We will support you to further develop your academic career while you play a pivotal role in enhancing our research strength and growing our activities. We are looking for applicants with expertise in geomechanics and interests aligned with one or more of these themes:

  • improved design and management of infrastructure for low carbon transport
  • development of renewable energy facilities, especially wind, wave and tidal
  • resilience of civil infrastructure against climate change and natural hazards
  • sustainable construction and asset management technologies
  • novel numerical or physical modelling, or data science, applied to geo-infrastructure
  • smart characterisation and monitoring of the sub-surface and geo-infrastructure

The link to the advert is: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2480723DA

Ph.D. Student Position at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

A PhD student is sought for a position in “Resilient Foundations in Calcareous Deposits Offshore Australia” in the multi-institutional EcoEnergy GeoLab at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with collaborations across other labs and universities.

Candidates with strong academic and research background in numerical modelling of offshore foundations, constitutive modeling, and geotechnical centrifuge modeling are encouraged to apply with an intended start date in January 2024. Applicants must send their application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, publication(s) and contact information for two references) via email (amin.barari@rmit.edu.au).

More information on this pdf file.

Post-doctoral position at Nantes Université / GeM Institut

Within the framework of the ANR PERSEE, a Post-doctoral position on “Permeability evolution of granular soils in an internal erosion context” is open at Nantes Université / GeM Institut (Saint-Nazaire campus).

Additional details regarding the position and the application process are attached on this pdf file. The deadline for submission of applications is November the 12th, 2023.

Automated recognition of alpine mass movements integrating remote sensing, geomorphology and artificial intelligence

We are offering a fully-funded, 18-month research fellowship at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Milano–Bicocca (www.disat.unimib.it).

We seek a talented and motivated candidate to work in the framework of the project MIRAGE (Mass movement Investigation and prediction through geomorphology, Remote sensing and Artificial intelligence), funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

The project will develop libraries of deformation signals, obtained through radar interferometry, to tune deep-learning models aimed at automatically map mass movements over wide areas of the Alps, and support their characterization in geohazard perspective.

The ideal candidate has a geomorphological, engineering geological or geophysical background, and is motivated to work within a multidisciplinary team. Experiences in InSAR processing and mass movement mapping are particularly appreciated.

The research fellow will:  generate radar interferograms from satellite images using DInSAR technique;  interpret deformation signals characteristic of mass movements of different type and activity through geomorphological techniques, supported by diverse remote sensing and field data;  support the construction of Deep Learning models;  disseminate results by participating in international conferences and publishing papers in high-impact journals.

The research will be carried out in close cooperation with partner researchers of CNR-IMATI at Genova (Italy) and University of Bologna, and other international collaborators.

The fellowship will start in February 2024, the official call for application will be issued in December 2023.

Please contact  federico.agliardi@unimib.it  for any questions related to scientific and salary aspects.


University Assistant Position at the Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery

One vacant position for a full-time University Assistant (m/f/d) at the Chair of Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Recovery, in the Department Petroleum Engineering at the earliest possible date in a 4-year term of employment. Salary Group B1 according to the Uni-KV, monthly minimum salary excl. Szlg.: € 3.277,30 for 40 hours per week (14 x per year), actual classification is according to previous relevant experience.


Energy and environmental aspects of geoscience remain the greatest challenges that our society will face in the coming decades. To provide a numerical tool for energy transition (e.g. underground energy storage) and environmental protection (e.g. sub-surface integrity), we develop an open-source finite element code that enables us to simulate multi-physical processes in sub-surface such as fluid and heat transport, rock deformation and failure, and reactive transport. We are looking for a person who will further advance the method with either of the following topics:

  • crack propagation in porous materials
  • multi-phase/multi-component flow
  • multi-scale modeling


  • Engineering degree in one of the listed fields: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Science
  • Familiarity with numerical methods for solving PDE systems

Desired qualifications:

  • Good communication skills in English and team working capabilities
  • Experience in object oriented programming

And the link to the application website: