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Assistant/Associate/Professor (Lecturer) in Civil Engineering
University of Utah

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate/Professor (Lecturer) in Civil Engineering
University University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2022
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  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Civil Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CVEEN) at the University of Utah invites applications for a 9-month (Aug 16-May 15), career-line lecturer faculty position in the broad area of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This position may be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2022. Equity, diversity, and inclusion stand as core values of the University of Utah’s mission. We share a belief that the university will better serve local, national, and international communities when our scholars, researchers, artists, and educators come from diverse backgrounds; that the success of our students can be enhanced by models and leaders of varied backgrounds; and that raising our institutional profile is linked to a climate of inclusivity, facilitated by a diverse campus community. Thus, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description – The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering in support of our BS degree, engage in curriculum discussions, collaborate with other faculty on professional development interests, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned Ph.D. degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or a closely aligned field before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills, a dedication to excellence in engineering education, and the ability to work collegiality and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary. Prior engineering experience and teaching experience are highly desirable. A PE or eligibility for licensure as a PE within two years of hire is preferred.

Significant changes in the field of civil and environmental engineering are occurring driven by the need to provide cost effective solutions to the increasingly complex challenges of aging infrastructure, water scarcity, transportation, and development of new sustainable systems for expanding populations. To address these challenges, applicants should have expertise in the state-of-the-art practice in civil engineering technology. Candidates with broad experience and interest in civil engineering are preferred. Teaching assignments will likely involve instruction at the freshman to senior level including topic areas such as introduction to civil engineering, computer aided design, computer tools, geomatics, and capstone design. Candidates should have strong fundamental knowledge in multiple civil engineering areas allowing them to work across disciplinary boundaries. We are seeking highly motivated team players that could contribute to our exciting undergraduate cyber infrastructure engineering and expand the Department’s online education efforts.

Part of the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Utah is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah now enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking. The State of Utah has more national parks and scenic areas than any other state. Growth in transportation, energy, mining, software, semiconductors, finance, education, healthcare, and business job sectors have contributed to the State’s prosperity, despite the difficult national economy.

The CEE department is one of seven rapidly growing departments within the College of Engineering (COE). Since 2003, the number of tenure-track faculty positions has grown by over 50%, COE enrollment has nearly doubled to approximately 5,600 students, and research expenditures have more than tripled to $95.1 million per year, placing our College in the top 30 engineering universities in the country for research volume. The CVEEN Department currently has 24 tenure track faculty members, 4 career-line lecturing faculty, and approximately 100 full-time graduate students and 260 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with over $4.5 million in external funding in 2020. Additional information about the Department is available at:

Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of teaching philosophy and interests/experience, and contact information for five references. Application materials must be submitted electronically at Initial screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2022 although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the CVEEN Department Chair, Michael Barber (

  • The University of Utah is fully committed to affirmative action and to its polices of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in all programs, activities and employment with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a person with a disability, religion, sexual orientation and status as a veteran or disabled veteran. The University seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities. Reasonable prior notice is needed to arrange accommodations. Evidence of practices not consistent with these policies should be reported to the Office of Equal Opportunity and affirmative Action (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD). The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students

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  • Michael Barber
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT


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