The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington is soliciting applications for a non-tenured, Lecturer Full-Time position in construction engineering (see https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-titles-ranks/lecturer-full-time-competitive-recruitment/ for a description of this type of position) with an anticipated initial five-year appointment. This position requires teaching and collateral departmental service duties, but has no research or publication obligations. While the initial appointment is for five years, our intention is to renew the appointment every five years subject to performance and available funding. The anticipated start date for this position would be January 2019.
The applicant should expect to teach an average of six courses per academic year, both undergraduate and graduate courses, with an equitable split between existing required courses and new courses to be developed by the applicant. The potential also exists for applicants to teach in one or both of the department’s construction-related online master’s degree programs (Heavy Construction; and Construction, Energy, and Sustainable Infrastructure).
An emphasis will be placed on how the applicant would be able to (1) contribute to fostering undergraduate student interest in construction engineering careers, (2) connect the department and its students with the heavy civil construction industry, and (3) interact with existing construction engineering faculty and other faculty within the department, campus wide and beyond. Currently the construction engineering faculty are known for their expertise in sustainability, roadway infrastructure, energy infrastructure, heavy construction materials, and online learning. The department seeks to expand its construction course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to include more practice-related subjects taught at a level appropriate for engineers. Such courses may include, but are not limited to, construction methods, scheduling, estimating, computer applications (e.g., BIM), and risk.
Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from other diverse and underrepresented groups. We look forward to learning how applicant's experience or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Candidates at the “Lecturer Full-Time” title (https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-titles-ranks/lecturer-full-time-competitive-recruitment) will be considered. The Lecturer Full-Time appointment rank has full faculty voting rights and is eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer then Principal Lecturer in the future. Each year of the 5-year appointment has a 9-month service period (September 15th through June 15th). Outside of this service period, the candidate may seek additional University-related work (for example: research, or additional teaching and service) or pursue other outside endeavors relevant or not to the appointment.
Applicants should have, as a minimum (1) a Master’s degree from a civil engineering program, (2) five years of industry experience working for a heavy civil construction contractor, and (3) demonstrated teaching excellence.
Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae to include all professional and any academic experience, (3) a one-page description of the candidate’s vision/direction for instruction including proposed courses to realize this vision and a discussion of how this vision and proposed courses fit with the current departmental and construction engineering curriculum, (4) a one-page description of the candidate’s experience and plan to connect the department and its students with the heavy civil construction industry, (5) a one-page description of the candidate’s previous activities and plans for increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the civil, environmental and construction engineering education and practice, and (6) a list of at least three references who can comment on the applicant’s teaching ability and potential.
Questions regarding the application process may be directed to email@example.com. Application review will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
About University of Washington, Department of Civil Engineering
The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Washington is the recipient of a 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a 2001 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see www.engr.washington.edu/advance). University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. All positions are contingent on the availability of funding.