Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Academic | Champaign, IL | More →

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Teaching Faculty (Open Rank)
The Grainger College of Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for multiple, full-time, open-rank teaching faculty positions. Salary and rank for specialized faculty appointments will be commensurate with qualifications. These positions are 9-month appointments paid over 12 months with additional opportunities for funding for other department activities through the summer. The Department seeks to reconfigure its undergraduate curriculum so that CEE graduates are even better prepared to lead efforts to solve global challenges. The Department seeks persons with a passion for undergraduate engineering education and student development. A Ph.D. in engineering or engineering education is required, with CEE experience and training in education preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work as a team member, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to utilize technology in instruction are also desired. It is expected that the strongest applicants will have engineering field experience and potential for professional licensure.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University commitment to diversity, please visit: https://engineering.illinois.edu/about/diversity.html.

The department has identified the following specific curricular needs that represent the scope of work for these positions:

  • Coordinate and manage the community of practice – which comprises key faculty, to ensure coordination of learning across classes and along the longitudinal structure of the curriculum.
  • Support design and design thinking – through encouragement of innovation, interdisciplinary design, project-based learning, and industry interaction;
  • Strengthen computational and data science skills – through direction and coordination of learning expectations, skills, and teaching material throughout the curriculum;
  • Develop experiential learning – through development of hands-on activities, teaching technology, laboratory sessions, and service learning;
  • Refine professional and business skills – through improved written and oral communication, entrepreneurial thinking, and team building and leadership skills; and
  • Teach or co-teach CEE gateway courses – that provide the foundation for the longitudinal “flow of learning” along the curriculum.

The following tasks are also expected for these positions:

  • Help with pedagogy and evidence-based reform in specific CEE classes as needed;
  • Design and deliver assessments of the outcomes of longitudinal learning efforts;
  • Produce scholarly work, particularly related to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Liaise with faculty, external advisory teams and industry professionals concerning the curriculum; and
  • Provide service to the profession, the Department, and the University

Opportunities exist to participate in related college and campus-wide communities, such as the Academy of Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3), the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) and the College of Education.

To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload your application cover letter with area(s) of expertise indicated (addressed to Professor Benito J. Mariñas, Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1114 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Telephone: 217-333-6961) together with curriculum vitae, a concise summary of past research accomplishments and any teaching experience, a statement of future research and teaching plans, and complete contact information for at least three references by November 15, 2019. Only complete applications will be considered. Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews may take place during the application period, but a decision will not be made until after the closing date. The starting date is negotiable, but is preferred to be August 16, 2020. Information about the department may be found at our website at http://cee.illinois.edu/. Questions should be referred to Vicki Dixon, [email protected], (217) 244-0857.

Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life as reflected by its ranking as #2 of the 20 best college towns in America by Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/ best-college-towns-in-america-2017-8/#2-champaign-urbana-illinois-home-of-the-university-of-illinois-at-urbana-champaign-19.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

We have an active and successful dual career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work life balance and family friendly programs for faculty and staff: http://provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance/.