Lecturer or Instructor, Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering



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Job description

Unleash Your Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

The Opportunity

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (CECE) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, invites applicants for a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure earning lecturer or instructor position with an anticipated start date of August 8, 2023. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate courses in civil engineering, including core engineering science (e.g., Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Methods) and structural, geotechnical, or materials courses (e.g., Steel Design, Civil Engineering Materials). Secondary responsibilities include assessment related activities, service to the department, and may include teaching graduate courses (for lecturer position) in degree specialty to support the department. The selected candidate is expected to support the department’s teaching mission.

With more than 1,200 undergraduate and 250 graduate students, the CECE Department offers doctoral and master’s programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and ABET-accredited bachelor’s programs in Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. Over 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 4 lecturers conduct the instructional and research activities in addition to a vibrant community of adjunct faculty. CECE offers potential opportunities for professional growth and enjoys excellent partnerships with local and regional companies. For more details regarding the department and university, please visit www.cece.ucf.edu and www.ucf.edu.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctoral degree (for lecturer) or master’s degree (for instructor) in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with prior university-level teaching experience, previous teaching experience with structural, engineering mechanics, and structural design courses, and to those who possess a Professional Engineering (PE) license in the United States.

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled‘ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/).

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, Ph.D.’s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) – Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering – OperationsWork Schedule

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RegularExpected Salary

NegotiableJob Posting End Date

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.

How to apply

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/.  In addition to the online application, candidates must also upload: (1) a signed cover letter; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) maximum two-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and (4) a list of at least three professional references complete with address, phone number, and email address.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

Screening of applications will begin on May 28, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to:  [email protected]

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