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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 3, 2018

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The College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is inviting applications for a tri-partite, full-time, tenure-track Faculty member, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering. The successful applicant will begin August 2018.

The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs are closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, such as engineering, aviation, oil and gas.

The UAA Civil Engineering department within the College of Engineering (CoEng) supports two growing programs: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering. There are approximately 220 undergraduate students enrolled in the ABET-accredited BS Civil Engineering program, and 40 students in the MS Civil Engineering program. The CE department, and the College of Engineering have strong ties with local industry, providing exceptional opportunities for community-engaged projects. The CE department also has an active and growing externally-funded research program, with strength in each of our sub-disciplines.  The University of Alaska Anchorage prides itself in providing faculty with the tools and opportunities necessary to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. For more information, please visit:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct research, advise undergraduate students, supervise graduate students, participate in departmental meetings, and take an active role in professional, community, and university service. This position will place more emphasis on research, particularly funded research.

Desired Qualifications: Excellent candidates in one or more of the five sub-discipline areas (i.e. Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources engineering) supported by the UAA-CE department will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • expertise in one of our five sub-disciplines;
  • motivation to teach courses in innovative ways and facilitate distance learning;
  • registered as a Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, or have the ability to become registered within five years after the starting date; and
  • industry experience in civil engineering or related fields.


Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. and obtained teaching experience in Civil Engineering or a closely related field by time of hire, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be capable of teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate Civil Engineering degree programs. A solid proven record in publications, and conducting funded research (local and national and/or international) and community engagement is highly desirable.

Documents required:

  • Cover letter: highlighting any industry or teaching experience and how it is relevant to this job.
  • Teaching Statement: highlighting teaching and advising experience and philosophy. Include a list of courses that you would feel comfortable teaching. (page limit: 2 maximum)
  • Research Statement: highlighting research experience and philosophy. Include a list of research areas and funded research projects worked on and supervised as a PI (Principal Investigator) or Co-PI (Co-Principal Investigator) and/or RA (Research Assistant). (page limit: 2 maximum)
  • Current CV
  • Five Professional References: Name, contact number, email, and relationship to applicant

 The Successful Candidate Will: 

  • Be a self-starter
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Have strong organizational skills and the ability to innovate
  • Have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Possess the ability to work productively with limited supervision
  • Possess good decision-making abilities
  • Have the ability to teach in a diverse University community
  • Have the ability to help students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed
  • Work effectively with a broad range of diverse constituencies, including students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators and the public
  • Positively contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the College and University

SPECIAL NOTE: The College of Engineering is willing to provide H1B visa sponsorship for this position. Upon employment offer, successful candidates must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.

Application Process: For more information or to apply, please visit:  Review will start four weeks after posting.

Experience the “Big, Wild Life” at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is the largest of the three main campuses of the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is a vibrant community with an ethnically diverse population of 300,000, offering a lively intellectual and cultural life. UAA maintains close connections with Anchorage-based government, business and nonprofit employers, giving students a wide range of opportunities for internships, research and real-world experience. UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students and employees can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views.

The Alaskan summers range from highs in the 60’s and 70’s and can even reach into the 80s for periods of time. The best part of Alaska summers are the long days. Despite the reputation, during the winter months Anchorage actually has a warmer climate than other cold-weather cities like Chicago or Minneapolis because it’s on the ocean. An average of 79 inches of snow falls on Anchorage every year. The city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and a strong sense of community that makes it attractive for growing families. Anchorage is also the hub for business and industry in Alaska, and leaders of those communities actively seek to employ UAA graduates.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at


For more information, please contact:

Robert Lang, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academics

Search Committee Chair

Tel.: (907) 786-1859


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