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Job No: 500588
Work Type: Faculty
Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Full Time
Faculty Position in Civil and Environmental (Structural) Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a teaching-focused faculty position in the field of structural engineering at the rank of assistant professor. The successful candidate will play critical roles in undergraduate education while having flexible opportunities to contribute to the academic mission of UD in a manner most suited with their experiences and interests.
Requirements for the position are:
- a doctoral degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or engineering education. Candidates with degrees in engineering education must also have significant experience in teaching or in the practice of structural engineering.
- knowledge of modern engineering pedagogy.
- a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in general and specifically in engineering education.
- professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain licensure.
Other experiences that are beneficial, but not required, include professional work experience as a structural engineer, teaching experience in higher education and/or significant experience lecturing to professionals, and/or leadership experience.
Duties for the position include, but are not limited to:
- designing, delivering, and administering courses on topics such as structural analysis and design, engineering mechanics, and introductory and capstone project-based courses, primarily at the undergraduate level. Candidates should expect to deliver six or seven courses per academic year.
- mentoring and advising students through formal and informal activities.
- serving as an advisor for a student organization.
- having a leadership role in student recruitment activities in civil engineering aimed at prospective UD students.
- having a leadership role in accreditation activities and processes for the civil engineering degree program based on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) criteria.
- participating in department, college, university, and/or professional service activities as needed and/or aligned with the candidate's interests.
- engaging with other faculty, particularly those who teach courses related to structural engineering, to deliver a cohesive and continually improving curriculum.
- if applicable based on the candidate’s negotiated workload, engaging in structural engineering and/or engineering education research.
The successful applicant will receive a continuing track (CT) faculty appointment. CT is UD’s full-time, continuing faculty line, similar to the tenure track. CT faculty enjoy contracts that increase in length over time and, like tenure-track faculty, receive full and generous benefits, including family-friendly benefits, as part of their compensation package. CT faculty with terminal degrees hold professorial rank and have a path to promotion up to full professor. All CT faculty earn sabbaticals, have opportunities to pursue research, participate in shared governance, and hold academic leadership positions. Additional details on CT faculty positions at UD can be found at: https://sites.udel.edu/ctcaucus/why-do-you-want-to-be-a-ct-faculty-at-ud/.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UD is made up of 35 faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The department offers three ABET-accredited bachelor’s degrees, in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and construction engineering and management as well as master's and Ph.D. degrees with various specialization options. Undergraduate programs are designed to produce graduates with a strong foundation in engineering fundamentals enabling them to lead a successful career in industry or government and/or obtain an advanced degree that contributes to engineering knowledge, the profession, and the community. Undergraduate curricular details can be found at: https://ce.udel.edu/academics/undergraduate/. Structural engineering faculty at UD conduct research organized through various research centers including the Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering, the Delaware Center for Transportation, the Center for Composite Materials, and the Delaware Environmental Institute. Additional information on the department can be found at: https://ce.udel.edu/.
One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant, and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.
Applicants should submit:
- a one- to two-page cover letter highlighting the applicant’s key qualifications for and interest in this position relative to the requirements, beneficial experiences, and duties listed above.
- a curriculum vitae.
- a one- to two-page teaching statement listing courses the applicant is qualified and interested to teach, discussing the applicant’s teaching philosophy and style, and describing the applicant’s vision for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population in alignment with UD’s diversity goals (https://engr.udel.edu/about/diversity-inclusion).
- the names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom can attest to the candidate’s teaching qualifications.
Full consideration is guaranteed for complete applications received on or before January 2, 2024.
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.