Assistant Professor of Practice in Civil Engineering

University of Nebraska Lincoln

United States

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for an open, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Civil Engineering position. We are looking for an individual with excellent practical professional experience who is dedicated to being a leader in educational innovation, curriculum development, and pedagogy. The UNL College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The college fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.


Successful candidates will be expected to develop and teach general civil engineering courses as well as courses in the target areas of transportation engineering, geotechnical/materials engineering, and/or structural engineering, at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates applying for this position are expected to be significantly involved in the Department’s and College’s teaching mission including not only teaching but also activities such as curricular continuous improvement, outreach, and student mentoring.


The Department of Civil Engineering consists of approximately 35 faculty, 500 undergraduate students, and 130 graduate students with an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate curriculum and advanced programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Additional information about the Department and College of Engineering can be found at and The successful candidate will be primarily located on City Campus in Lincoln.


Minimum Required Qualifications include: An undergraduate or master’s degree in civil engineering, or a closely related discipline. A PhD in civil engineering, or a closely related discipline. Minimum of 3 years recent practical, non-academic engineering experience in a professional practice role, non-governmental role, and/or governmental role. A Professional Engineer (PE) License or ability to obtain a PE License within a period of one year or demonstrate, by virtue of education and/or design experience, qualifications to teach courses that are primarily design in content.


Preferred Qualifications include: An undergraduate degree in civil engineering. A PhD in civil engineering with emphasis in one of the target areas of transportation engineering, geotechnical/materials engineering, and/or structural engineering. A Professional Engineering (PE) license. Record of teaching experience related to civil engineering. Experience in the application of technology to civil engineering. Experience with the analysis and design of civil engineering infrastructure. Experience with ABET accreditation procedures and deliverables. Demonstrated leadership roles in civil engineering related professional organizations. Record of professional publications and presentations. Record of grant funding for the scholarship of teaching and learning. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.


Applications must be submitted via, requisition F_190119. Complete applications will include a cover letter; CV; research, teaching and diversity statements; and list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.” For more information on the requested candidate statements, please visit Review of application materials will begin September 30, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.


As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

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