The University of Texas at Arlington Civil Engineering Assistant Professor of Instruction

Arlington, Texas
To Be Determined
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 22, 2022
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

Job Summary

The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) invites applicants for a non-tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2022.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates are sought at the Assistant Professor of Instruction level with primary specialty in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses including general Civil Engineering courses such as Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Introduction to Civil Engineering/Architectural Engineering, Senior Capstone Design, and other structural analysis and design-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Required qualifications

The requirements are completion of a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or a closely related field from a U.S. institution of higher education.  Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and active participation in professional service.

Preferred qualifications

Texas P.E. licensure, or the ability to obtain one within five years of joining the department, is desired but not required.

University Information

Situated within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area, UT Arlington is a diverse academic community of students working together with faculty committed to outstanding teaching, research, and scholarship. With a global enrollment of approximately 60,000 students, The University of Texas at Arlington is the largest institution in North Texas. It is one of 131 universities nationwide to receive the R-1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list for the top doctoral research universities in the United States. In 2021, UTA received the Texas Tier One designation reserved for the state’s top institutions for academic and research excellence and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) award for outstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. The University ranks No. 1 nationally in the Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and has approximately 240,000 alumni making an impact across Texas and beyond.

UTA currently requires periodic COVID-19 testing for all employees.

Department and College/School Information

The Civil Engineering (CE) Department houses the only state supported architectural engineering and civil engineering programs in north Texas. It also offers the only bachelor of science of its kind in construction management and master of construction management programs in North Texas.  The CE Department’s enrollment has been proliferating over the last 10 years to its historical peak of 1,633 students in Fall 2021. This includes over 125 funded Ph.D. students. The CE Department’s research expenditures have also been increasing at an accelerated rate over the past 10 years with its historical peak of over $10M in FY21.  The department’s robust research enterprise encompasses the areas of: construction engineering and management; environmental engineering; geotechnical engineering; infrastructure system engineering and management; structural engineering and materials; transportation engineering; and water resources engineering. In addition, the department works with many top civil engineering firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, as well as the Texas Department of Transportation, NOAA and other government agencies.

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

  • cover letter,
  • full curriculum vitae,
  • transcripts,
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy,
  • statement of potential contribution to the college’s and the department’s diversity initiatives, including experience with teaching or mentoring diverse groups of students, including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and women,
  • contact information for at least five (5) references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to: Shih-Ho (Simon) Chao, Ph.D., P.E. (

For more information about UTA, please visit: 

EEO Statement The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.