Post-Doctoral Research Position
One post-doctoral position is available at the Biometeorology and Environmental Dynamics Labs at the University of California Davis. We are seeking a highly motivated scholar to work on an interdisciplinary project focusing on CO2 and water fluxes in a mixed-conifer-redwoods forest in Northern California. This position is based jointly in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Land, Air, and Water Resources (LAWR) at the University of California, Davis.
The candidate will be co-advised by Dr. Holly Oldroyd (in CEE), Dr. Kosana Suvočarev (in LAWR), and Dr. Kyaw Tha Paw U (in LAWR). The project is also a collaborative endeavor with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at LBNL, as well as with scholars and personnel from various California state agencies. Within the overarching project goals, the candidate will also have intellectual freedom to develop and pursue the research directions they find most interesting that will further our understanding of these complex ecosystems, for example, expanding our understanding of turbulent transport physics over complex terrain or developing surface exchange and advection models. Mentorship will focus on helping the candidate to meet their professional development goals, whether in academia or elsewhere.
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Three faculty hires planned in AY23-24
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California - Davis plans to search for three new faculty in AY23-24 in the areas of (i) Environmental Engineering - Water, (ii) Water Resources Engineering - Planning and Management, and (iii) a Professor of Teaching. The application deadline is October 15, 2023.
(i) Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering - Water
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in environmental engineering at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program as well as pursue synergistic collaborative research in environmental engineering related to the resiliency of water systems across multiple hazards, which can include drought, population growth, wildfires, power supply disruptions, social inequities, and climate change. Research themes of special interest include, but are not limited to: water treatment and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; and water recycling and reuse.
For details, review the full job posting: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05886
(ii) Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering - Planning and Management
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in water resources engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program to advance systems engineering methods for water resources planning and management. The candidate will also contribute to collaborative efforts of the faculty and seek opportunities to support science-based policy in the water area. Research themes of special interest include, but are not limited to: integrated surface and groundwater management, water transfers and markets, optimization and risk, remote sensing of water resources, ecosystem restoration, and water infrastructure resilience and sustainability in a changing climate.
For details, review the full job posting: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05898
(iii) Assistant Professor of Teaching
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Davis, invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor of Teaching. This position is as an Academic Senate faculty member eligible for promotion to “Security of Employment,” which is analogous to tenure.
The successful candidate is expected to have the potential to excel in teaching as demonstrated by their teaching experience (instructor or teaching assistant), professional development history, or other teaching-focused activities/interests. They will be expected to develop and implement innovative, effective, and inclusive pedagogical practices both within and outside of the classroom. Efforts to include groups who are underrepresented or come from historically marginalized communities are especially valued. The candidate must have the interest and ability to collaborate and contribute significantly to undergraduate teaching and mentoring missions of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). They will be expected to share effective teaching practices with other department faculty.
We are looking for a candidate who has strengths in the fundamentals of civil and environmental engineering (including ability to teach Statics and Mechanics of Materials courses) and who is enthusiastic to develop and bring innovative pedagogical practices and educational frameworks into these and other courses. Potential additional strengths include the ability to teach Probability and Statistics, Numerical Methods for Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, and other civil engineering courses. While teaching potential is a major consideration, candidates will also be expected to demonstrate potential for professional and scholarly achievement and activities, university and public service, and inclusive excellence. Scholarship may focus in, but is not limited to, the areas of engineering education, scholarship of teaching, program assessment, and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into civil engineering curriculum.
For details, review the full job posting: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05918
Temporary Lecturer Positions 2023-2024
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California - Davis anticipates openings for temporary lecturers for the 2023–2024 academic year to instruct courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering. For brief course descriptions, see the following links: https://ucdavis.pubs.curricunet.com/Catalog/eci
Requirements: Candidates must have a Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s, or preferably a PhD, in Civil Engineering or equivalent; although exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates with strong and relevant experience in both practice and teaching, be committed to excellence in teaching, and have demonstrated instructional experience or relevant disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and course load. To ensure consideration, submit curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, list of courses interested in teaching, and optionally, submit teaching evaluations, course syllabi, and details of their scholarly or professional attainments (if available) via the web-based, online submission system at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05593. For full consideration, applications need to be received by May 4, 2023.
A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $64,329 - $83,934. Salary and appointment level are commensurate with experience. Actual salary is based on percentage of appointment: One four-unit course = 33% appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)
An example of courses in Engineering (ENG) and Civil Engineering (ECI) which may be available during 2023 –2024 pending availability of funding include but are not limited to:
ECI 123—Urban Systems & Sustainability (4 units) – Systems-level approach of how to evaluate and then modify sustainability of urban systems based on interaction with natural environments. Topics include: definition/metrics of urban sustainability; system analyses of urban systems; enabling technology, policies, legislation; measures and modification of ecological footprints.
ECI 132 — Structural Design: Metallic Elements (4 units) – Design of metallic beams, columns, and other members for various types of loading and boundary conditions; design of connections between members; member performance within structural systems.
ECI 140A—Environmental Analysis of Aqueous Systems (4 units) – Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to "wet chemical" and instrumental techniques commonly used in the examination of water and wastewater and associated data analysis.
ECI 149—Air Pollution (4 units) – Physical and technical aspects of air pollution. Factors that determine local, regional, and global air quality; climate change; and physical and chemical properties of pollutants.
ENG 035 — Statics (4 units) – Force systems and equilibrium conditions with emphasis on engineering problems
ENG104 — Mechanics of Materials (4 units) – Uniaxial loading and deformation. General concepts of stress-strain-temperature relations and yield criteria. Torsion of shafts. Bending of beams. Deflections due to bending. Introduction to stability and buckling.