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Faculty & Staff Positions

Lecturer - Civil & Environmental Engineering

 

INTRODUCTION 

The School of Engineering (SOE) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks qualified candidates for a non-tenure track position of Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach laboratory courses at the undergraduate level; serve as mentor for senior design teams; train, supervise and evaluate undergraduate assistants for teaching and research laboratories; contribute to outreach programs; and maintain laboratory equipment, supplies and safety protocols. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to teamwork, effective instruction at the undergraduate level, innovation in teaching and mentorship, and work closely with CEE faculty to enhance experimental research activities. Successful candidates will also be expected to promote participation among members of under-represented groups and employ pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. 

The CEE Department has strengths in Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics (STAM), Transportation and Urban Engineering (TRUE), and Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WREE). The STAM group performs multi-disciplinary research in advanced material and structural design, structural vibrations, and other related applied mechanics topics. The TRUE group works in conjunction with the Connecticut Transportation Institute to conduct multidisciplinary research in transportation safety, urban design and regional planning with emphasis on sustainable transportation systems and infrastructure, complex construction projects, transportation data systems, and geographic information systems. The WREE group performs multidisciplinary research in the areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, hydrometeorology, contaminant transport and remediation in aquatic and soil environments, watershed biogeochemistry, solar and microbial fuel cell energy production. The CEE Department is home to 22 full-time core faculty members, 4 teaching faculty members, and 4 research faculty members. The Department offers B.S., M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. degree programs. Further information on the Department can be found at: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu. 

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Earned M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution. Demonstrable excellent communication skills. Teaching experience for Civil Engineering courses as part of a team or as an independent instructor. Deep commitment to promoting diversity. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Ability to effectively engage students in both large and small audiences. Teaching experience for Civil Engineering courses as an independent instructor. Experience with laboratory operations. 

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a full-time (10-month appointment) as Lecturer within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the UConn main campus in Storrs, CT.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Opportunities exist to support and participate in research projects and earn additional summer compensation. 

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18195 and submit the following application materials: 

  • A cover letter, 
  • Curriculum vitae, 
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.),
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.), 
  • Names and contact information for three letters of reference. 

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering please visit the department website at: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp. 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. 

 

Teaching Assistant (TA) Positions

Teaching Assistants

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut is seeking qualified applicants to our PhD or MS (plan A) programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Specifically, we are seeking to provide financial support to students who will serve as Teaching Assistants for our undergraduate Programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Two positions are available, one with focus in Structural or Transportation Engineering, and one in Environmental Engineering. As part of a wider initiative on Antiracism and Equity in Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department will prioritize US underrepresented minority students (Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino/a/x; Native American, Pacific Islander, or other Indigenous Identities; Multiracialto serve in Teaching Assistant positions. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (https://policy.uconn.edu/2011/05/17/policy-statement-affirmative-action-equal-employment-opportunity/).  

Successful candidates will receive a full-time teaching assistantship (https://grad.uconn.edu/financing/assistantships/) guaranteed for two years of their studies, with a potential for renewal pending satisfactory performance in academics and teaching duties.  

Information about our graduate programs is available herehttps://cee.engr.uconn.edu/graduate/doctoral-degrees, and ttps://cee.engr.uconn.edu/graduate/masters-degrees. 

Minimum qualifications are: 

  • A B.S. in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering  
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (higher than 3.5 preferred) 
  • GRE scores are no longer required for admission to the CEE graduate programs 
  • A valid TOEFL IBT score with a speaking subscore of 27 or higher, an IELTS speaking band score of 8.0 or higher, or a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) score of 74 or higher. 

Candidates with a TOEFL IBT score between 22 and 26 may be considered as second priority. Candidates with TOEFL IBT scores below 22 will not be considered. 

Applications for this initiative are accepted until March 15th. Candidates will be evaluated through a holistic review process which involves virtual interview. 

Candidates should address the following aspects in their personal statement upon submission of their application: 

  1. Courses they are qualified to serve as Teaching Assistants from the list below (see https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/undergraduate/course-offerings for descriptions and syllabi). 
  1. Their preferred area of concentration and research interests. 

Courses in Civil Engineering: 

CE 2110 Applied Mechanics  

CE 2412 Geomatics Field Methods (with lab component) 

CE 2710 Transportation Engineering 

CE 3520 Civil Engineering Materials (with lab component) 

CE 3630 Design of Steel Structures  

CE 3640 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 

CE 4410 Site Design (with lab component) 

CE 4710 Case Studies in Transportation Engineering 

Courses in Environmental Engineering: 

ENVE 2310 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals 

ENVE 3120 Fluid mechanics (with lab component) 

ENVE 3200 Environmental Engineering Laboratory 

 

Application Process: https://grad.uconn.edu/admissions/apply-to-uconn/ 

 

For additional information please contact: 

Prof. Marina Astitha 

Associate Head for Graduate Education, Equity and Inclusion 

Email: marina.astitha@uconn.edu 

Undergraduate Research Positions

Undergraduate Research

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Program. Through this program, undergraduate students will gain valuable work experience while exploring their areas of interest in research. More information is available here.