Faculty Positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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University of California Los Angeles
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Faculty Positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California Los Angeles

Review date: February 10, 2017
Staff Contact: Reba Glover
Faculty Contact: Professor John Wallace

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to invite applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions to strengthen or bridge existing research and teaching thrusts and to bring new expertise in emerging topics. The Department is entering a period of sustained, long-term, strategic growth to develop expertise and leadership in the broad areas of Infrastructure Risk Mitigation, Sustainable Urban Systems, and Water Security. We invite applications in any related discipline, although our most significant needs in the early stages of this process are as follows:

(a) Integrated water/wastewater/water treatment technologies, particularly for contaminants of emerging concern in direct/indirect potable reuse;
(b) Materials for energy, construction, and transportation infrastructure with focus on material discovery and design and/or, degradation prevention. Also of interest are competencies that would enable gigaton-scale CO2 utilization by advances in catalysis, and CO2 mineralization;
(c) Geotechnical engineering and related fields, specifically as applied to hazard characterization and resilience of urban systems and critical infrastructure;
(d) Transportation systems, emphasizing the challenges associated with increased urbanization, mass transit, and transition towards autonomous vehicles in a dense urban environment.

Applications for appointments at any level will be considered (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), with preference given to early-career applicants. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in engineering, or a closely related discipline and should be active researchers with promise in developing and maintaining an extramurally supported research program, publishing and disseminating research findings, and serving as leaders at the forefront of their thematic area. As part of their educational responsibilities, the candidate is expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and teach lecture and/or laboratory courses. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to lead and/or participate in major interdisciplinary research projects. We maintain strong collaboration with other Engineering departments including Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Bioengineering, and campus units, such as the California NanoSystems Institute, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences, Institute of Transportation Studies, and the Dental and Medical Schools.

With a population greater than 43,000 students, UCLA is a dynamic urban university with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. We seek applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Review of applications will begin on February 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Applicants must apply via UC Recruit.


Assistant and Associate Professor level applicants must submit a curriculum vita, full contact information for five references, and a two-page teaching and research plan. Full Professor level applicants need only submit a CV. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.