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Assistant Teaching Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open August 16th, 2019 through Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Merced invites applications for a qualified Assistant Teaching Professor to coordinate and teach courses in Civil Engineering, including core courses such as 1) structural analysis/green buildings, 2) design and lab courses in sustainable structures, 3) engineering fundamentals (i.e. Statics and Dynamics, Strengths of Materials, and Engineering Economics), beginning in the 2020-21 academic year.

The job title is also known as Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). This series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis upon excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in the position are expected to provide outstanding teaching, as well as engage in professional activity, including but not limited to research on pedagogy, and service related to the pedagogical mission of the School of Engineering and UC Merced. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure-paralleling security of employment.

Preferred candidates shall: (1) be enthusiastic about working with UC Merced's diverse student body, (2) have demonstrated project management or organizational skills and be comfortable advising students on industrial career paths , entrepreneurship and graduate school, (3) have teaching experience or evidence of the ability to teach, particularly using student focused or student success centered approaches , and (4) be interested in pushing design thinking and experience forward with our Civil Engineering courses for 21st century curriculum.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a related field by the start date. Preferred candidates will have at least two years of prior instructor experience.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proud of its faculty’s accomplishments and our rapid growth. The Department currently has 15 faculty members, 103 undergraduates and about 60 graduate students.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2019. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Candidates shall submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching/pedagogy research, 4) statement of teaching, 5) be committed to serving our diverse student population. We are particularly interested in attracting academically and culturally diverse candidates, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching , scholarship, and service., and (6) three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). To apply, please visit: . For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Robert Rice at

Guidance on what to include in a diversity statement may be found at the following website

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence ( t success, and research excellence (

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Diversity Statement

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required