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.

Invitation to the 5th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics

Dear Colleagues,

The 5th European Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ECPMG) will take place from October 2nd to 4th, 2024, in Delft in the Netherlands. Abstract Submission is open till November 17th, 2023, followed by a two to six pages long paper till Feburary 1st, 2024.

Please check the website https://tc104-issmge.com/ecpmg-2024/ for further information and registration, and share the flyer in the attachment within your network. We are looking forward to host you in Delft!

Kind regards,

Suzanne van Eekelen & Miguel Cabrera