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Temporary Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 -$86,453.

Application Window

Open date: May 2, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, May 2, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Temporary positions are anticipated for lecturers in Civil and Environmental Engineering. A list of courses that may be available during 2024-2025 academic years is attached. An updated list is available on the department website at Courses will be conducted in person on the main UC Davis Campus in Davis, CA.

Appointment Date: Several appointments may be made each year. A selected candidate may be assigned only one course in any quarter. Service dates are:

  • Fall Quarter 2024: September 23, 2024 – December 13, 2024
  • Winter Quarter 2025: January 3, 2025 – March 21, 2025
  • Spring Quarter 2025: March 27, 2025 – June 12, 2025

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach one or more lectures and/or laboratory courses in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering during the academic year.

The posted salary rate range is for an 100% appointment teaching an average of 3 courses per quarter, but the average expected appointment for a Unit 18 Lecturer position may be 25-33% over the course of 1 quarter which is 10-11 weeks.

Example of Courses:
An example of courses in Engineering (ENG) and Civil Engineering (ECI) which may be available during 2024 –2025 pending availability of funding include but are not limited to:

ENG 035 - Statics (4 units) – Force systems and equilibrium conditions with emphasis on engineering problems

ECI 130 - Structural Analysis (4 units) - Elastic structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams and frames. Plastic bending and limit analysis.

ECI 132 - Structural Design: Metallic Elements (4 units) – Design of metallic beams, columns, and other members for various types of loading and boundary conditions; design of connections between members; member performance within structural systems.

ECI 149 - Air Pollution (4 units) – Physical and technical aspects of air pollution. Factors that determine local, regional, and global air quality; climate change; and physical and chemical properties of pollutants.

ECI 149L – Air Pollution Lab (1 unit) – Laboratory characterization of air pollutants; data analysis; experimental design.

ECI 171 - Soil Mechanics (4 units) - Soil formations, mass-volume relationships, soil classification, effective stress, soil-water-void relationships, compaction, seepage, capillarity, compressibility, consolidation, strength, states of stress and failure, lateral earth pressures, and slope stability.

ECI 171L - Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1 unit) - Laboratory studies utilizing standard testing methods to determine physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soil and demonstration of basic principles of soil behavior.

ECI 173 - Foundation Design (4 units) - Foundation analysis and design, including site characterization, evaluation of shallow and deep foundation alternatives, evaluation of bearing capacity and settlements, design of retaining structures, and case-based design experiences.

ECI 182 - Buildings: Assemblage & Construction Quality Management (4 units) - Materials and methods used in building construction. Assemblage of construction materials in building systems and related effects on productivity, equipment selection and job site layout.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or extensive university-level/higher education teaching experience in a relevant area; although exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates with strong and relevant experience in both practice and teaching
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Evidence of teaching excellence or potential for excellence, and a commitment to inclusive and quality undergraduate education
Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)
  • preferably a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Courses Interested in Teaching

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Course Syllabi (Optional)

  • Evidence of Professional Attainment: Certificates (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Davis, CA