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Associate or Full Professor of Pavement Engineering
University of California, Davis

Date Posted Oct. 29, 2020
Title Associate or Full Professor of Pavement Engineering
University University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, United States
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 18, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2021
  • Associate Professor
  • Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with a clear commitment to teaching, research, and service that will promote the success of diverse student communities, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure track Associate or Full professor faculty position in the area of pavement engineering. Requirements include a doctoral degree in engineering or a related field and demonstrated success in research, engagement with external partners, and teaching along with a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion within the engineering community and academia.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with an exceptional record of research, teaching, engagement in implementation, and inclusive excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program in pavement engineering related to the resiliency, durability, and sustainability of transportation infrastructure. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to, improving the structural, functional, economic and environmental performance of pavement structures and materials in projects, and when considered as networks of pavement assets. Example research can include development and evaluation of novel pavement materials and structures; pavement material reuse and recycling; development of guidelines and specifications to support pavement innovations, new technologies and adaptions to climate change; and methods and applications of life-cycle cost and environmental analysis of pavement systems at different scales. Candidates should have a strong background in fundamental pavement mechanics with strengths in physical, numerical, or systems modeling and a strong track record of engagement with external partners.

In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education. The successful candidate will have an accomplished track record of socially conscious teaching, research, or service activities and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population and the needs of the state. The applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be an important part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

The faculty hire for this position will have a home in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and is expected to have a leadership role in the University of California Pavement Research Center (UCPRC). Hiring is expected to be at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applications should be submitted by December 18, 2020 to assure full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until 3/31/2021, but applications received after the initial review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

To learn more about the campus, college, department, and position, we invite interested parties to explore the University’s most recent annual report, Diversity Equity and Inclusion resources, the College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and University of California Pavement Research Center. Please contact Prof. Alissa Kendall ( for further questions and include the position number in the subject line of your email.

UC Davis is ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 11th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. The university is ranked third in the world for campus sustainability practices by the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings. The campus is located in a beautiful natural setting near Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay area which offers abundant opportunities for corporate and academic collaborations. Please read our full job description to learn more about UC Davis.

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