Civil & Environmental Engineering – Assistant or Associate Professor (AA20951)

Position Overview

Organization: College of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Title : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Search Number : AA20954

Position Details

The University of Washington seeks candidates for an assistant or associate professor position with research expertise applying modern geospatial science techniques (e.g., InSAR, LiDAR, Structure from Motion, GIS, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and advanced image processing) to Civil Engineering problems (natural hazards engineering, water resources, urban infrastructure, geotechnical engineering, coastal engineering, and transportation engineering).

Candidates are expected to make use of the NHERI RAPID facility at the UW, an NSF supported shared use equipment site that houses state-of-the-art equipment for natural disaster reconnaissance including many geomatics tools. The successful candidate would be expected to collaborate with active researchers across the range of UW Civil Engineering, as well as in other departments across the university (e.g., Earth and Space Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences, Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Applied Physics Laboratory). Numerous opportunities exist for fruitful collaborations in natural hazards, water resources, transportation, image processing, and Big Data, among many others.

Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor are strongly encouraged, but those with an established reputation as a leader in their field will also be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. A PhD, or foreign equivalent, in civil or environmental engineering, or a related discipline is required.The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Washington is the recipient of a 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a 2001 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see All positions are contingent on the availability of funding. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Application Instructions


Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a one‐page description of the candidate’s vision for research activities, (4) a one‐page description of the candidate’s vision for teaching, and (5) a list of at least three references. Applications must be submitted at: Questions regarding the application process may be directed to

Application review date will be November, 30 2016.


University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.