University of Connecticut, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position ID:UConn-Civil and Environmental Engineering-495054 [#18195, 495054]
Position Title: Lecturer - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/02/23, listed until 2021/04/09)
Position Description:    

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The School of Engineering (SOE) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks qualified candidates for a non-tenure track position of Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).

The successful candidate will be expected to teach laboratory courses at the undergraduate level; serve as mentor for senior design teams; train, supervise and evaluate undergraduate assistants for teaching and research laboratories; contribute to outreach programs; and maintain laboratory equipment, supplies and safety protocols. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to teamwork, effective instruction at the undergraduate level, innovation in teaching and mentorship, and work closely with CEE faculty to enhance experimental research activities. Successful candidates will also be expected to promote participation among members of under-represented groups and employ pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The CEE Department has strengths in Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics (STAM), Transportation and Urban Engineering (TRUE), and Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WREE). The STAM group performs multi-disciplinary research in advanced material and structural design, structural vibrations, and other related applied mechanics topics. The TRUE group works in conjunction with the Connecticut Transportation Institute to conduct multidisciplinary research in transportation safety, urban design and regional planning with emphasis on sustainable transportation systems and infrastructure, complex construction projects, transportation data systems, and geographic information systems. The WREE group performs multidisciplinary research in the areas of surface and groundwater hydrology, land-atmosphere interactions, hydrometeorology, contaminant transport and remediation in aquatic and soil environments, watershed biogeochemistry, solar and microbial fuel cell energy production. The CEE Department is home to 22 full-time core faculty members, 4 teaching faculty members, and 4 research faculty members. The Department offers B.S., M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. degree programs. Further information on the Department can be found at:

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Earned M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution. Demonstrable excellent communication skills. Teaching experience for Civil Engineering courses as part of a team or as an independent instructor. Deep commitment to promoting diversity.


Ability to effectively engage students in both large and small audiences. Teaching experience for Civil Engineering courses as an independent instructor. Experience with laboratory operations.


This is a full-time (10-month appointment) as Lecturer within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the UConn main campus in Storrs, CT.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Opportunities exist to support and participate in research projects and earn additional summer compensation.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online LINK and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Names and contact information for three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering please visit the department website at:

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Civil & Environmental Engineering
261 Glenbrook Road Unit, 3037
Storrs, CT 06269-3037

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