UAA Seeks Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor

The College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is inviting applications for a tri-partite, full-time, tenure-track Faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. The successful applicant will begin in August 2023.  To ensure consideration, please apply prior to December 11, 2022.

 Excellent candidates in all areas of environmental engineering will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates who have: experience in teaching undergraduate/graduate courses; motivation to teach courses in innovative ways and facilitate distance learning; registration as a Professional Engineer, or have the ability to become registered within five years; and industry experience in engineering or related fields.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, conduct research, advise undergraduate students, supervise graduate students, participate in departmental meetings, and take an active role in professional, community, and university service. This position will place more emphasis on research, particularly funded research.

 It is expected that the finalist’s appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor rank, but outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank.

 Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a closely related field by time of hire, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates must be capable of teaching courses in the undergraduate and graduate Civil Engineering degree programs. A solid proven record in publications, experience in conducting funded research (local and national and/or international), and community engagement is highly desirable.

 About the Department: The UAA Civil Engineering (CE) department sits within the College of Engineering (CoEng). The Anchorage campus offers a full complement of programs and courses, including in high-demand fields such as engineering, health, business, and education, as well as in the liberal arts and sciences. UAA career and technical education programs align with Alaska’s core industries, such as engineering, aviation, oil, and gas and supports two growing programs: Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering. There are approximately 150 undergraduate students enrolled in the ABET-accredited BS Civil Engineering program and 30 students in the MS Civil Engineering program. The CE department and the College of Engineering have strong ties with local industry, providing exceptional opportunities for community-engaged projects. The CE department also has an active and growing externally-funded research program, with strength in each sub-discipline.  The University of Alaska Anchorage prides itself in providing faculty with the tools and opportunities necessary to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. For more information, please visit:

About Anchorage: Experience the “Big, Wild Life” at the University of Alaska Anchorage. UAA is the largest of the three main campuses of the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, is a vibrant community with an ethnically diverse population of 300,000, offering a lively intellectual and cultural life. UAA maintains close connections with Anchorage-based government, business and nonprofit employers, giving students a wide range of opportunities for internships, research and real-world experience. UAA’s campus is connected to 250 miles of trails where students and employees can enjoy wooded seclusion, mountain vistas and ocean views.The Alaskan summers range from highs in the 60’s and 70’s and can even reach into the 80s for periods of time. The best part of Alaska summers are the long days. Despite the reputation, during the winter months Anchorage actually has a warmer climate than other cold-weather cities like Chicago or Minneapolis because it’s on the ocean. An average of 79 inches of snow falls on Anchorage every year. The city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and a strong sense of community that makes it attractive for growing families. Anchorage is also the hub for business and industry in Alaska, and leaders of those communities actively seek to employ UAA graduates.The College of Engineering is willing to provide visa sponsorship for this position.If you have any questions on this position, please feel free to contact the search committee chair Vinod Vasudevan, Ph.D., P.E. (