Assistant Professor – Civil Engineering Materials
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Description of Work
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a
tenure-track position in Civil Engineering Materials. Candidates applying for this position are expected to have a
strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a demonstrable
research capability that will enable them to develop an externally funded, independent research program and
publish in leading scholarly journals. The successful candidate should be prepared to collaborate with colleagues,
develop new research initiatives, and participate in ongoing research projects.
The UNL College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and
retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to
better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The college fosters a diverse and inclusive
work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering consists of approximately 33 faculty members, 500
undergraduate students, and 130 graduate students with an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate curriculum and
advanced programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees on the Omaha and Lincoln campuses. Additional
information about the Department and College of Engineering can be found
at http://engineering.unl.edu/civil and http://engineering.unl.edu. The successful candidate will be primarily located
on City Campus in Lincoln with teaching responsibilities on both Lincoln and Omaha campuses. This faculty
position is available in August 2022.
The UNL College of Engineering currently has over 200 faculty members and is embarking on a period of
unprecedented growth including the hiring of an additional 100 faculty and we are expecting the successful
candidate to help shape the future of this organization as it becomes established among the elite engineering
programs in the country.
This position offers a tremendous interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary opportunity to collaborate. Outstanding
infrastructure exists for conducting research, including central facilities housing state-of-the-art equipment and
instrumentation within the Nebraska Transportation Center, the Mid-America Transportation Center
(Region VII University Transportation Center), the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility, the Nebraska Center for
Materials and Nanoscience, the Nebraska Nanoengineering Research Facility, and the Holland Computing
Center. Opportunities for collaborations across the University of Nebraska include the Nebraska Center for
Energy Sciences Research; the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience; the Center for Nanohybrid
Functional Materials; the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior; the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory;
Innovation Campus; and other state and federally funded research centers and programs.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field and must have earned a
Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related field prior to the start date of the appointment. Qualified applicants
must have expertise in civil engineering materials. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence/commitment to
engineering education and commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.
Preferred candidates will have a BS in Civil Engineering and/or a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Preferred candidates
must demonstrate a strong record of scholarly achievement in one or more of the following areas: bituminous
material development and testing, multi-scale and multi-physics modeling and characterization, micromechanical
modeling for fracture and damage. Other areas of consideration include, but are not limited to sustainable,
resilient, smart infrastructure materials and systems, pavement material reuse and recycling, responsive/adaptive
materials, and applications of life-cycle cost and environmental analysis of pavement systems at different scales.
Relevant postdoctoral or industrial experience, a strong record of grant applications and funding, and/or
outstanding potential of scholarly success are preferred.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be
submitted online at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210152. Complete applications will include a cover
letter; CV; research, teaching, and diversity statements (recommend no more than two pages for each statement);
and a list of three to five references with full names and contact information. Note, please combine teaching,
research, and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” Applicants are
strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate
statements: https://engineering.unl.edu/candidate-statements/. After the review of applications begins, those with
any missing required statement may not be given full consideration. Please contact Dr. Jiong Hu, Search
Committee Chair, at 402-554-4106 or email@example.com for assistance.
Assistant Professor of Practice in Environmental Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites
applications for a non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Environmental Engineering. We are looking
for an individual with excellent practical professional experience who is dedicated to being a leader in educational
innovation, curriculum development, and pedagogy. The UNL College of Engineering is committed to increasing
the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which
employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we
serve. The college fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all
individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.
Successful candidates will be expected to develop and teach general courses supportive of both the
environmental engineering and the civil engineering programs, as well as core undergraduate and graduate
environmental engineering courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with sufficient background to
teach a subset of the following: principles of environmental engineering, mass and energy balances,
environmental engineering laboratory, biological principles of environmental engineering, fate and transport of
substances, and the design of environmental engineering systems. Candidates applying for this position are
expected to be significantly involved in the Department’s and College’s teaching mission including not only
classroom teaching but also the scholarship of teaching and learning and activities such as curricular continuous
improvement, outreach, and student mentoring.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) consists of approximately 33 faculty, 500
undergraduate students, and 130 graduate students with an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate curriculum in
Civil Engineering, and graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. CEE is developing an
undergraduate curriculum in Environmental Engineering for which we will seek ABET/EAC accreditation after its
first graduates in 2024. Additional information about the Department and College of Engineering can be found
at https://engineering.unl.edu/cee/ and http://engineering.unl.edu. The successful candidate will teach classes on
both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and the position could be primarily located on the campus of their choice.
Minimum qualifications include 1) an undergraduate or master’s degree in environmental engineering, civil
engineering, or a closely related discipline; 2) a PhD in environmental engineering, or a closely related discipline;
3) recent, practical, non-academic experience progressing in engineering responsibility, including design
experience, project engineering, regulatory compliance, and/or management; and 4) a Professional Engineer (PE)
License or ability to obtain a PE License within a period of one year or demonstrate, by virtue of education and/or
design experience, qualifications to teach courses that are primarily design in content. Candidates must also
demonstrate readiness to advance inclusive excellence and diversity, as these are core values in our school,
college, and university.
Preferred candidates have 1) an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or environmental engineering; 2) a
Professional Engineering (PE) license; 3) a record of teaching experience related to civil and environmental
engineering; 4) experience in the application of technology to environmental engineering; 5) experience with the
analysis and design of environmental engineering infrastructure; 6) experience with ABET accreditation
procedures and deliverables; 7) demonstrated leadership roles in civil and environmental engineering related
professional organizations; 8) a record of professional publications and presentations; 9) a record of grant funding
for the scholarship of teaching and learning; and 10) demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.
Applications must be submitted via http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210153. Complete applications will
include a cover letter; resume or CV; teaching and diversity statements; and a list of three references. Please
combine teaching and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.”
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate
statements: https://engineering.unl.edu/candidate-statements/. In addition, the teaching statement should include
the candidate’s past activities and future plans with respect to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
More on SoTL can be found at https://teaching.unl.edu/sotl/scholarship-teaching-and-learning/.
Review of application materials will begin December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. After review
of applications begins, those with any missing required statements may not be given full consideration. Please
address inquiries regarding this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bruce Dvorak