Assistant or Associate Professor-Civil Engineering

Assistant or Associate Professor-Civil Engineering

  • 527161
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAF College of Engineering & Mines

The Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering (CGEE) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, with a focus on frozen ground engineering, starting fall 2024. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching, developing a strong research program, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and performing service. Candidates must have a BS degree in Civil or Geological Engineering (CE/GE), preferably from an ABET-accredited program, and Ph.D. in CE/GE or a closely-related discipline. Prior post-doctoral research and teaching experience in an undergraduate program is preferred. The faculty member is expected to develop new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and serve students in the CE and GE program.

UAF is the major research campus in the University of Alaska system and a Land, Sea, Air, and Space Grant institution. We seek candidates who will strengthen our degree programs through quality teaching and research and appreciate the unique geography and climate of Interior Alaska. Fairbanks is referred to as the “Golden Heart” of Alaska and located in between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and is noted for its wealth of outdoor activities, northern lights viewing in the winter, and midnight sun during the summer.

The CGEE Department is a unit of the UAF College of Engineering and Mines (CEM), consisting of two undergraduate programs: Civil (CE) and Geological Engineering (GE). The CE Program has been ABET-accredited since 1940 and currently offers concentrations in Structures, Geotechnical, Environmental, Water Resources, Transportation, and Arctic Engineering, and Engineering Design and Construction. The GE program has been ABET-accredited since 1941, and provides students with the background necessary to mitigate geohazards like landslides, ensure safe construction at a project site, find and manage groundwater, and locate mineral resources. Opportunities are available for interdisciplinary research within CEM, the Alaska Infrastructure Development Center (AIDC), the Institute of Northern Engineering (INE), and with the College of Science and Mathematics and other UAF research institutes.

To thrive in this role, a successful applicant must:
Enjoy interacting with a diverse student body, be self-directed, and have excellent time management skills;
Able to develop an independent research program with Alaska focus, ideally with an emphasis on frozen ground/Arctic Engineering;
Place a high priority on and commitment to excellence in teaching, academic advising, and promoting student retention;
Have the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally;
Integrate the mission and vision of UAF and and the College of Engineering and Mines into professional activities; and
Integrate research and professional experience into classroom/coursework.

Applicant Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references with contact information, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests and academic transcripts. 

Minimum Qualifications:

BS degree in civil engineering or geological engineering
MS degree in civil engineering or geotechnical engineering
PhD in civil engineering, geological engineering, or closely related field

Position Details:

This position is located on the Troth Yeddha' campus in Fairbanks Alaska. This is a full-time, 9- month exempt faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed in a salary ranged that is based on education and experience.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2023, and will continue to review applications until the position is filled. You may contact Dr. Nathan Belz at if you have questions related to the position. Information about the CEM and the CE and GE departments can be found at


This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers' Business Office, Assistant HR Manager at or 907-474-1847.

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