Faculty Position in Integrated Urban Design Engineering

University of California Irvine School of Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Integrated Urban Design Engineering (IUDE)

Job #JPF07963
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering / Henry Samueli School of Engineering / UC Irvine

Application Window

Open date: October 31, 2022

Next review date: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 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.

Position description

Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Integrated Urban Design Engineering (IUDE)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in integrated urban design engineering (IUDE). We are particularly interested in a civil and environmental systems engineer who connects multiple domains including water, energy, materials and structures, transportation, and the environment to address emerging urban challenges. The ideal candidate will have expertise in systems analysis and data science. Building on this training, the ideal candidate will analyze urban areas to address topics such as infrastructure demand, urban sustainability, and urban resilience in the context of rising inequalities, pollution, population growth, extreme events, and climate change. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) life cycle analysis, large-scale quantitative modeling and simulation of city design, energy systems, urban mobility, and sustainability and resilience. The ideal candidate is expected to use theoretical, computational, and/or experimental approaches and develop a leading interdisciplinary program on integrated urban design and management that proceeds from concept to implementation.

UCI offers an exceptional environment for a successful career in civil and environmental engineering. Outside of CEE, UCI is home to complementary faculty in the fields of natural, social, and information sciences and the collaborative campus environment offers many opportunities for convergent research. The School of Engineering houses several interdisciplinary research centers, including the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2). UCI ranked 1st on the New York Times list of Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students, 8th on Forbes’ list of Best Value Colleges, and consistently ranks among the top 10 public universities in the U.S.

Located in the heart of diverse Orange County with a population of over 3 million, UCI enjoys the best of what Southern California has to offer: beaches, mountains, deserts, nature preserves, and a broad variety of cultural, entertainment, and intellectual activities. UCI is located 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 45 miles south of Los Angeles, and 60 miles from various mountain ranges. Irvine is one of the safest communities in the U.S. and one of the highest-ranked K-12 public school systems in the country. Irvine and Orange County also offer an extremely dynamic and diversified business community.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline by the expected start date of July 1, 2023. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward excellent programs and projects within the department and the university. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, descriptions of research and teaching interests, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references.

Applications received by December 31, 2022, will be given full consideration but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07963

Institutional Reference Check:
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence; where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate, full), prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information Form for consideration.

Updated information and instructions are also located in APP 2-10 (D): APP 2-10 General Recruitment Guidelines – Academic Personnel https://ap.uci.edu/policies-procedures/app/2-10/ .

Applications must be uploaded electronically through UC Irvine’s recruitment site https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07963 and must include:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Statement of Current and Future Research Plans
• Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
• Statement of Inclusive Excellence Activities
• Representative Publications
• Contact information to request four reference letters
• Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a doctorate from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline by the expected start date of July 1, 2023.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07963

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA