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Assistant/Associate Professor, Civil Engineering

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 9, 2023

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES000/001

Salary Range: Up to $112,455

C losing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

University of the District of Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) invites applications for one full time tenure-track faculty position in civil engineering. The appointment is expected to be effective January 2024.

The Department of Civil Engineering is searching for a faculty colleague who is committed to student learning and professional development, collaborative research, growth and quality of our degree programs and research portfolio. An earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field is required. Expertise is preferred in structural engineering analysis and design, engineering mechanics, risk, and resiliency other relevant specialty complementing our existing strengths in transportation, geotechnical, and water-resources and environmental engineering. Professional Engineer registration or ability to become registered is desirable. The candidate intends to be an outstanding teacher and scholar committed to working with diverse student body and community. The position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching, student advising, and research in structural engineering and related fields including the broad areas of civil and environmental engineering. The position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor tenure-track faculty.

The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land-grant institution and the only public university in the District of Columbia. Building on a 172-year tradition of excellence and opportunity, we pursue a broad mission of education, research, and community service, nurturing the next generation of diverse professionals and leaders, focused on making our city, region, country, and world a better place. From our campus in Washington DC NW, faculty and students have extraordinary access to opportunities available through the numerous government agencies and laboratories, dozens of embassies, scores of professional societies and non-profits located, and hundreds of businesses located in the Washington Metropolitan Region. SEAS offers ABET accredited bachelor’s degree programs in bio-medical, civil, mechanical, electrical engineering and computer science, along with graduate programs in all majors and additional bachelor’s degrees in computer engineering, cybersecurity and information technology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate students, conducting high-quality research by collaborating closely with the department’s established teams, participating in, and developing externally funded research projects, publishing papers in refereed journals, performing academic duties, university services, and professional services, and contributing to maintaining ABET accreditation.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering, or related disciplines with a focus on structural engineering analysis and design, engineering mechanics, risk, and resiliency.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (with listing of academic publications, separated according to refereed journals vs conference proceedings vs conference presentations), research statement, teaching statement and a statement of commitment to advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia.
A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

  1. An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and
  2. At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

When formal teaching experience is limited or absent, the candidate shall be required to demonstrate verifiable potential for effective teaching.

A candidate for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor shall be required to meet the following


  1. An earned doctorate or the highest appropriate credential in the field of specialization, or experience and achievements comparable to the doctorate;
  2. A record of scholarship and professional growth; and
  3. At least five (5) years of full-time teaching experience in an institution of higher education, including three (3) years as an Assistant Professor.

Appropriate professional experience and achievements may be substituted when formal teaching experience is limited or absent.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B ). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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