Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Structural Engineering (Earthquake Engineering)

San Diego, California
Level of appointment commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales
Dec 21, 2021
Jan 20, 2022
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO, Department of Structural Engineering ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position ( or tenured Associate/Full Professor ( earthquake engineering with emphasis in civil structural and/or geotechnical system response. Candidates with a strong background in emerging areas of experimental and computational earthquake engineering are preferred. These include, but are not limited to, systems’ approaches to earthquake engineering, data science and machine learning, data-driven methods for seismic risk and damage assessment, and/or infrastructure and community resilience. A successful candidate will have demonstrated potential and must show promise to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activities. At UC San Diego, the candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active and well-funded research program, and form synergistic connections with other areas in the department and university. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Ken Loh (, for inquiries specific to the Department and this position. 


The Department of Structural Engineering houses unparalleled, professionally supported, large-scale testing facilities, including the recently renovated NHERI@UCSD Large High-Performance Outdoor 6-DOF Shake Table, blast simulation and testing facility, composite and aerospace structures laboratory, geotechnical centrifuge, two 9-m deep soil pits for foundation testing, rail defect testing facility, high-bay structural systems laboratory, structural components laboratory, large Caltrans 6-DOF shake table for testing structural response modification devices (SRMD), and multiple non-destructive evaluation/structural health monitoring (NDE/SHM) laboratories. 


UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (, and the Department of Structural Engineering within the Jacobs School of Engineering is committed to building an academically excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body ( Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.


For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website (


Salary: Level of appointment commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales (


Closing Date: Applications received by January 31, 2022 will be given full consideration; however, the position is open until filled.


To apply: The application (curriculum vitae, including a complete publication list, a list of four professional references with contact information, a cover letter which identifies the Department of Structural Engineering as the department to be considered for, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a separate statement describing past experience and activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions), should be submitted electronically to the Jacobs School of Engineering. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: