University of Alaska Civil Engineering Assistant Professor in Fairbanks, Alaska

Civil Engineering Assistant Professor

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Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)

Grade:UNAC Grade 30

Work type:Faculty Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:College of Engineering & Mines


Categories:Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science, Other

Position Summary:The CEE Department is a unit of the UAF College of Engineering and Mines (CEM). The CEE Department has had an ABET accredited undergraduate program since 1941 and currently offers graduate concentrations in Structures, Geotechnical, Environmental, Water Resources, Transportation, and Arctic Engineering and Engineering Design and Construction. Opportunities are available for interdisciplinary research both within the CEM and the Alaska University Transportation Center (AUTC), Institute of Northern Engineering (INE), and with the College of Science and Mathematics and other UAF research institutes.

Established as the original site of the University of Alaska in 1917, the UAF is a multi-campus university based in Fairbanks, the state’s second largest city, with seven extended campuses serving two-thirds of the state. UAF is America's Arctic University and is a Land, Sea, Air, and Space Grant institution. The Fairbanks area has excellent cultural and recreation opportunities and access to enormous areas of natural beauty.The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2018, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. You may contact Dr. Nathan Belz, Search Committee Chair, via email at, if you have questions related to the position. Information about the department can be found at All applicants must submit a UAF Application Form, a letter of interest, CV with a complete list of publications, teaching and research interests, transcripts, and the name and contact information of four references.


The Department of Civil Engineering ( the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor starting August 2018. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, obtaining funded research, publishing in peer-reviewed publications, and performing public service. Candidates must have a PhD degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

The department offers an ABET-accredited BS, MS, and interdisciplinary PhD degree. UAF ( is the major research campus in the University of Alaska system and hosts several research institutes. Fairbanks, a modern community with approximately 100,000 residents, is located in interior Alaska between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and noted for the scope of unique outdoor activities. We seek candidates who will strengthen our degree programs and appreciate the unique geography and climate of interior Alaska.

This position requires a Ph.D. degree or all but dissertation in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline with stronger consideration being given to those who also possess a B.S. or M.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Disciplines that have relevance to road/transport infrastructure (e.g., pavements and pavement structures) and advanced/emerging materials are preferred. Professional registration (or ability to obtain registration in Alaska in a timely manner) is also desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in materials and engineering science (e.g., statics and dynamics) at both undergraduate and graduate levels, develop new courses, advise undergraduate and graduate students, develop externally funded research, and publish in quality journals. The department encourages applications from candidates in any area of materials engineering but is particularly interested in candidates that can illustrate:

  • broad understanding of materials at a fundamental level though specificity may be on a single material type;

  • working knowledge of AASHTO, ASTM, and/or other relevant testing methods;

  • experience with behavior and response of materials under extreme temperatures, particularly those in cold and circumpolar/arctic environments;

Required documentation includes: A cover letter, curriculum vitae with a complete listing of publications, list of four professional references with contact information, statement of teaching and research interests and transcripts. Interested candidates must apply online at by submitting all the required documents.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

This position is part of the United Academics union (UNAC) and is subject to union dues as a condition of employment in a collective bargaining unit.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

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Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

Advertised:21 Dec 2017Alaskan Standard Time

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