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Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open November 20th, 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 full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the field of sustainable infrastructure. Research areas of interest include smart/connected communities, resilience of critical infrastructure to hazards and climate vulnerability, rural-urban interconnected systems, zero waste systems, and green and bioengineered infrastructure. Interdisciplinary linkages with regional planning, energy, water and groundwater resources, transportation, and One Health disciplines that focus on a systems approach are encouraged. 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 also enhance undergraduate (Civil & Environmental Engineering) and graduate (Environmental Systems) program curricula related to sustainable infrastructure.

Interested candidates should show potential to integrate with existing interdisciplinary programs in sustainability-related areas at UC Merced including: Environmental Systems Graduate Group (, Sierra Nevada Research Institute (, UC Water (, UC Solar (, and Center for Information Technology Research in Interest of Society ( Applicants must have a successful publication record and a demonstrated potential to develop an independent and innovative research program, to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, to teach and train effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a related field by the start date. Position is anticipated to start in July 2020 or later.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2020. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research, 4) statement of teaching, 5) diversity statement, and 6) four 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). For inquiries and questions, please contact Professor Marc Beutel at

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

Guidance on what to include in a diversity statement may be found here.

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 is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching. 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 (

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 4 letters of reference required