The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Union College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering beginning September 2024. Union is a nationally ranked, undergraduate institution where engineering has been part of the curriculum since 1845. Union currently offers ABET-accredited degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was created in September 2023 and is actively working toward offering B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering and ABET accreditation. This project is part of a strategic initiative, supported by a historic gift, to both broaden Union’s engineering offerings and integrate the study of engineering and computer science with the liberal arts, inside and outside of the classroom, to benefit students across the College.
About the Position: We welcome applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and mentoring undergraduates. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering currently possesses expertise in the fields of geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, water quality and hydrology and is particularly interested in candidates working in the fields of construction management and/or transportation engineering. The new hire will teach courses in the curriculum as appropriate, including core classes and upper-level courses such as construction management and/or transportation engineering, as well as electives. In addition, there is an expectation that all new hires in the Department will teach at least one course annually to non-engineers ideally as part of the College’s new Complex Questions/Global Challenges and Social Justice common curriculum. The new hire will also be heavily involved in the ABET accreditation process which includes opportunities for curriculum development and assessment.
The successful candidate will also have a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration. The CEE department has a close relationship with the Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering Program. In addition, consistent with Union’s goal to break new ground with respect to integrating engineering fields with the liberal arts, we welcome applicants who are eager to explore joint programming possibilities with departments and programs in the humanities and social sciences.
All candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering; applicants close to finishing the Ph.D. will be considered. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to advance a research program at Union College that involves undergraduates. Preference will also be given to those who have a demonstrated interest in undergraduate teaching. Successful candidates will detail an interest, understanding, and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging – with preference for a demonstrated ability to contribute to inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the academy through education, research, and/or service. Professional licensure (P.E) in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering is preferred but not required.
About Union: Union College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college with strengths in science and engineering located in Schenectady, NY, a culturally rich and economically diverse city in New York State's Capital Region within three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $94,000, commensurate with experience. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, and life and disability coverage. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.union.edu/human-resources/benefits.
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate a diverse community's integrated academic, social and personal development. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union College, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity but also to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. We strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues.
How to Apply: We ask that candidates submit the following via our portal at http://jobs.union.edu. We will begin review of applications on December, 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following with your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of research experience and interests, and 4) Statement of teaching experience and philosophy. You are encouraged to detail your interest, understanding, and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in your cover letter, as well as integrate these threads in your teaching and research statements. You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references and an email will be sent to references requesting a letter of recommendation after an initial screening. Inquiries about the position may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.