Professor of Practice - Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Professor of Practice - Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a non-tenure track, full-time Lecturer, performing the duties of a Professor of Practice. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's level of experience.

The successful candidate's primary responsibility will be teaching a broad range of undergraduate and graduate Civil and Environmental Engineering courses. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will contribute to the development, marketing, and delivery of online courses and certificate programs that are suitable for graduate and continuing education students, so familiarity with the delivery of such courses will also be considered. This is an academic year, benefited, 2-year position and is renewable contingent upon performance.

UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 28 full-time, tenure track faculty members and approximately 120 graduate students and 330 undergraduates. The department's FY17 research expenditures exceeded $13 million. Faculty members support ABET-accredited degree programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additional information about the Department can be obtained at

Minimum qualifications:

A PhD in civil and environmental engineering or a closely related field, or anticipation of receiving this degree by August 2018, or a minimum of 10 years of relevant civil engineering experience and a MS in Civil Engineering.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should provide the following in their application:
(1) cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy, professional qualifications/goals;
(2) current Curriculum Vitae;
(3) full contact information for at least three references; and
(4) a brief abstract for a potential seminar; seminar should include the candidate's vision as to courses and programs to teach and develop.

Review of applications will begin on March 19, 2018, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin Fall 2018.

To apply, please submit your application materials to:

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.





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Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 4/7/2018
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