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Faculty - Tenure Track, Assistant Professor- Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Utah Valley University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

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Faculty - Tenure Track, Assistant Professor- Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: FT Faculty
Job Number: FY2402311
Closing: 3/31/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Location: 800 W University Parkway, Orem
Division: College of Technology/Computing

Position Announcement

The Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Geotechnical Engineering to begin August 2024.

The civil engineering faculty member develops and teaches undergraduate courses, such as pre-engineering courses, seminar courses, core civil engineering courses, laboratory courses, open-ended design courses, and electives in their respective specialty area. The faculty member engages in scholarly activities that contribute to the mission of the university, department, and profession. In addition, the faculty provides service at the department, college, and university levels and in professional organizations.

The civil engineering program offers BS degrees in civil engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), ensuring our commitment to delivering a high-quality education. The Civil Engineering program provides students with a dynamic and comprehensive learning experience. A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Geotechnical Engineering is desirable for the ideal candidate. This position offers an opportunity for the ideal candidate to contribute expertise to our program and mentor students in this specialized discipline.

Utah Valley University places a strong emphasis on teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop a learning environment and activities that help students achieve their learning objectives. UVU encourages applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

Utah Valley University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement contribution.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's of Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, or closely related areas.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Established teaching experience in the field of specialization.
  • Experience working in a civil engineering firm, agency, or organization.
  • Experience in advising and mentoring students on curricula, professional organization engagement, and internship opportunities.
  • Demonstrated history of successful research, with publications in journals and conferences.
  • Involvement in applied research projects with undergraduate students.
  • Possession or demonstrated pursuit of a P.E. or S.E. license.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in civil engineering.
  • Familiarity with civil engineering BS curricula requirements, especially as it applies to ABET accreditation.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong program coordination skills
  • Effective verbal and technical written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
    Ability to engage, motivate, and evaluate students.
  • Adaptive approach to learning, planning, refining, and delivering diverse civil engineering course content.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, agency administrators, and community practitioners from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to interpret the University's core values (serious, inclusive, engaged) as they apply to student internships.
  • Ability to plan measurable objectives, prepare instructional materials, and follow an approved curriculum.
  • Ability to assess student work and maintain and submit accurate and current plans, reports, and records involving student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Ability to use a classroom learning management system, such as Canvas.
  • Ability to conduct scholarship/creative works and service and have teaching interests that align with the civil engineering discipline.

EEO Statement:

UVU employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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