Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering
University of Texas Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
United States


The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. We seek outstanding candidates with a structural engineering background experienced in the analysis, design, and development of innovative structural systems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Modular and adaptable structural forms;
  • Structures designed for accelerated construction or that utilize novel construction methods;
  • Structural forms that exploit 3-D printing technologies; and
  • Work at the interfaces of structural engineering, architecture, construction engineering and/or materials engineering.

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population in the CAEE department, develop a sustainable sponsored research program, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty within and outside of the CAEE department and from a wide range of backgrounds, and be involved in service to the university and the profession. The ability to teach courses that relate to the behavior and design of concrete structures is preferred but not mandatory.

The department and the Cockrell School of Engineering are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service activities.

The CAEE department has over 55 faculty and is currently ranked amongst the top five graduate and undergraduate programs in both civil and environmental engineering by US News and World Report. Faculty in CAEE have access to state-of-the-art, internationally recognized research and computational facilities, including the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, the Laboratory for Infrastructure Materials Engineering, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, in Civil Engineering or other relevant discipline at the time of application.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified individuals should submit materials in electronic form to Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020.

Requested materials:

  1. Cover letter — the cover letter should be addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
  2. Curriculum Vitae—including academic and professional experience and a list of publications
  3. Statement of Research—including past research accomplishments and outlining areas of technical expertise that complement the department’s strategic plan and vision (available at
  4. Statement of Teaching — including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests
  5. Statement on contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service, as well as your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  6. The names and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three references.

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