The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington is soliciting applications for a non-tenured, Lecturer Full-Time position in construction engineering (see https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-titles-ranks/lecturer-full-time-competitive-recruitment/ for a description of this type of position) with an anticipated initial five-year appointment. This position requires teaching and collateral departmental service duties, but has no research or publication obligations. While the initial appointment is for five years, our intention is to renew the appointment every five years subject to performance and available funding. The anticipated start date for this position would be January 2019.
The applicant should expect to teach an average of six courses per academic year, both undergraduate and graduate courses, with an equitable split between existing required courses and new courses to be developed by the applicant. The potential also exists for applicants to teach in one or both of the department's construction-related online master's degree programs (Heavy Construction; and Construction, Energy, and Sustainable Infrastructure).
An emphasis will be placed on how the applicant would be able to (1) contribute to fostering undergraduate student interest in construction engineering careers, (2) connect the department and its students with the heavy civil construction industry, and (3) interact with existing construction engineering faculty and other faculty within the department, campus wide and beyond. Currently the construction engineering faculty are known for their expertise in sustainability, roadway infrastructure, energy infrastructure, heavy construction materials, and online learning. The department seeks to expand its construction course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to include more practice-related subjects taught at a level appropriate for engineers. Such courses may include, but are not limited to, construction methods, scheduling, estimating, computer applications (e.g., BIM), and risk.
Our department offers a highly collegial and collaborative culture. We are building a culturally diverse faculty and encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from other diverse and underrepresented groups. We look forward to learning how applicant's experience or future plans for teaching, research, and service would support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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