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Faculty Position in Smart and Sustainable Natural Resource and Civil and Environmental Infrastructure Systems

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 3rd, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Institute of the Environmental and Sustainability (IoES) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full) in the broad interdisciplinary areas of smart and sustainable natural resource and civil infrastructure systems, with preference towards junior and mid-career candidates.

With rapidly growing populations and ageing infrastructure systems, we are at a defining moment for developing smart, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure systems and communities that can be operated and managed efficiently. Also, limited natural resources (land, energy, and water), unfavourable climate change, natural disasters, and emerging contaminants require smart management and policy solutions. We are interested in highly motivated individuals that can contribute to the solution of this overarching goal. Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence for high-quality research in interdisciplinary areas of structural engineering, sustainability, environmental chemistry and related disciplines. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Resilient infrastructure for climate change hazard mitigation with a focus on multi hazards (e.g., flood, fire, earthquake), nature based infrastructure, and sensor networks
• Environmental systems engineering, with a focus on process scale-up and economics/energy/carbon trade-off analysis
• Combustion and heat transfer in high temperature and reactive systems with applications to structural and wildland/urban interface fires, including scientific support of the fire service in developing fire-fighting tactics
• Water and land resource management for climate change adaptation
• Computational and experimental environmental chemistry with a focus on the detection and treatment of recalcitrant contaminants in complex matrices

The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work with the Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IoES) at UCLA and is expected to develop a strategic collaboration with IoES in different interdisciplinary areas such as sustainable and smart civil infrastructure systems, sustainable and energy efficient buildings, water resource management, computational environmental science and engineering, and environmental chemistry.

The successful candidate will have excellent teaching skills and record, and is expected to teach the existing undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute of the Environmental and Sustainability, and develop new courses related to smart and sustainable natural resource and infrastructure systems. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Applicants must hold an earned Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or a closely related field, by date of hire.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)