The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Merced invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of systems engineering with a focus on sustainability and infrastructure. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in sustainable building and civil systems, climate resilient infrastructure, sustainable energy systems, life-cycle assessment, earth systems engineering and management, and other related areas. The position will contribute to School of Engineering research strengths in the areas of sustainability, natural and managed ecosystems, and the food, energy, water nexus. The position will contribute to enhancing undergraduate (Civil & Environmental Engineering) and graduate (Environmental Systems) program curricula.
Applicants must have a strong publication record and a demonstrated potential to develop an independent and innovative research program, to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, and to teach and train effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering or a related area at the time of appointment, which will be effective July 2018 or later.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering or a related area at the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include research background in sustainable building and civil systems, climate resilient infrastructure, sustainable energy systems, life-cycle assessment, earth systems engineering and management, and other related areas.
Deadline: Positions are open until filled; consideration of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Applications must be submitted via the website, and must include (1) a cover letter stating area of interest, (2) curriculum vitae (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) diversity statement, and (6) names of four references with contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email address; submitted through the Recruit system. Letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity amount its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples. Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.