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Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Civil Engineering

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Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering



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Job Summary:

The Civil Engineering Department (CE) in the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for an open-rank (assistant/associate/full) tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the areas of sustainable, adaptive, and resilient infrastructure systems. We are seeking candidates with interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research profiles and strong potential for collaborations within and outside of the civil engineering department. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to data science, artificial intelligence, automation, climate change, advanced sensing, advanced computations, and system approaches.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position will contribute to the Civil Engineering program at UTA in three dimensions: research, teaching, and service. Faculty responsibilities include: 1) developing an original and national leading research program across multi-civil engineering fields and mentoring undergraduate/graduate students in support of the University RISE 100 initiative with external federal, state, local, and/or industrial funding sources, 2) developing and teaching core curriculum and elective courses in the related fields, and 3) participating in department, college, university, and public service.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field by the start date of the appointment, and a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement in independent research projects. The candidate is expected to establish a thriving, externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring in one or more of the following disciplines: construction, environment, infrastructure, geotechnics, materials, structure, transportation, and water.

Department Information:

The College of Engineering is home to seven departments: Bioengineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. With more than 7,000 students, the College is the third-largest in Texas and offers the most comprehensive engineering degree programs in the region. It offers 10 baccalaureate, 14 master’s, and 9 doctoral degree programs and has ties to numerous Fortune 500 companies in the region. The College is enjoying extraordinary growth in graduate and undergraduate student enrollment and in student graduation. This growth has been concomitant with growth in research expenditures, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship by faculty and students.

The Civil Engineering Department has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and enjoys a robust research enterprise in the areas of construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; geotechnical engineering; infrastructure system engineering and management; structural engineering and mechanics; transportation engineering; and water resources engineering, with per-faculty research expenditures totaling more than $320,000. In addition, the department works with many top civil engineering firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the Texas Department of Transportation, NOAA and other government agencies.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

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Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Civil Engineering

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Interest Statement
  • Teaching Interest/Philosophy Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts (required only for candidates for whom their degree is not in the same discipline as the one in which they will teach)
  • Contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin March 11, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Xinbao Yu at
For more information about UTA, please visit

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