Job ID: 170345

Temporary Lecturer in Civil Engineering

University of California, Davis

  • Oct. 25, 2021
  • Temporary Lecturer in Civil Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA
  • Mar. 31, 2022
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Construction Engineering/Management
    Civil Engineering

Temporary positions are anticipated for lecturers in Civil and Environmental Engineering. A list of courses that may be available during 2021-2022 academic years is attached. An updated list is available on the department website at Courses will be conducted in person on the main UC Davis Campus in Davis, CA

Requirements: Candidates must have a Minimum professional degree requirement is a Master’s, or preferably a PhD, in Civil Engineering or equivalent; although exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates with strong and relevant experience in both practice and teaching, be committed to excellence in teaching, and have demonstrated instructional experience or relevant disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and course load. To ensure consideration, submit curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, list of courses interested in teaching, and details of scholarly or professional attainments and teaching evaluations (if available) via the web-based, online submission system at

Salary and appointment level are commensurate with experience. Actual salary is based on percentage of appointment: One four-unit course = 33% appointment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

An example of courses in Engineering (ENG) and Civil Engineering (ECI) which may be available during 2021 -2022 pending availability of funding include but are not limited to:
ENG 35: Statics (4 units) – Force systems and equilibrium conditions with emphasis on engineering problems.
ENG 104: Mechanics and Material (4 units) – Uniaxial loading and deformation. General concepts of stress-strain-temperature relations and yield criteria. Torsion of shafts. Bending of beams. Deflections due to bending. Introduction to stability and buckling.
ECI 114: Probabilistic Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers (4 units) – Probabilistic concepts and models in engineering. Statistical analysis of engineering experimental and field data. Introduction to stochastic processes and models of engineering systems.
ECI 130-Structural Analysis (4) Lecture-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better; (MAT 022A or MAT 027A). Open to Civil Engineering majors. Elastic structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams and frames. Plastic bending and limit analysis. GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2020 Winter Quarter.
ECI 136: Building Design: Senior Design Experience (4 units) – Design of a building structure for a specific need under the multiple constraints of safety, serviceability, cost and aesthetics.
ECI 137: Construction Principles & Project Management (4)Restricted to upper division standing in Engineering. Project management, with civil engineering construction and design applications, including project scope, schedule, resources, cost, quality, risk, and control. Construction industry overview. Interactions between planning, design, construction, operations. Construction operations analysis. Contract issues. Project management software, field trips, guest lectures.
ECI 140C-Biological Principles for Environmental Engineering (4) Lecture-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 140B C- or better; ECI 040. Fundamental microbiology concepts for environmental engineers; provides background needed for the application of water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, air pollution control and biotransformations in environmental engineered systems. Only 2 units of credit for students who have taken MIC 101 or MIC 102. GE credit: SE. Effective: 2020 Fall Quarter.
ECI 155: Water Resources Engineering Planning (4 units) – Basic engineering planning concepts; role of engineering, economic, environmental and social information and analysis; institutional, political and legal aspects. Case studies and computer models illustrate the planning of water resource systems.
ECI 162: Transportation Land Use Sustainable Design: Senior Design Experience (4 units) – Interactions between land use and transportation systems design. Generalized design paradigm; project-based solutions for transportation land use. Students will select from various strategies to satisfy multiple constraints including cost, effectiveness and environmental sustainability. Oral, poster and written presentations required.
ECI 165: Transportation Policy (3 units) – Transportation and associated environmental problems confronting urban areas, and prospective technological and institutional solutions. Draws upon concepts and methods from economics, engineering, political science and environmental studies.
ECI 173: Foundation Design: Senior Design Experience (4 units) – Soil exploration and determination of properties for design; design of shallow and deep foundations for bearing capacity and settlements; design of retaining structures; selection and evaluation of foundation alternatives; excavation support and dewatering; major design experience and design report preparation.
ECI 179: Pavement types (rigid, flexible, unsurfaced, rail), their applications (roads, airfields, ports, rail) and distress mechanisms. Materials, traffic and environment characterization. Empirical and mechanistic-empirical design procedures. Maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction; construction quality; asphalt concrete mix design.
ECI 189-Selected Topics in Civil Engineering: Environmental Engineering (1-5)
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Environmental Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 193 A: Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Design (4)
Culminating design experience for civil engineering and environmental engineering majors. Student teams work closely with faculty, city officials or consulting clients to propose, implement and validate a unique solution to a real-world problem.
ECI 193B-Civil & Environmental Engineering Senior Design (4)
Lecture-1 hour(s); Laboratory-3 hour(s). Open to seniors in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering only. Culminating design experience for civil engineering and environmental engineering majors. Student teams work closely with faculty, city officials or consulting clients to propose, implement and validate a unique solution to a real-world problem.
ECI 247-Aerosols (4)
Lecture-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105; ECI 141; ECI 149. Behavior of airborne particles including particle formation, modification, and removal processes. Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ECI 247L-Aerosols Laboratory (4)
Lecture-2 hour(s); Laboratory-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 247. Methods of generation and characterization of aerosols. Detailed topics may include flow rate measurement, aerosol generation, aerosol collection, ions measurement, metals measurement, and carbon measurement. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ECI 289 (A-I): Special Topics in Engineering (up to 4 units) Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Environmental Engineering. May be repeated for credit.

  • e are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at:

    The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: "To Boldly Go," our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan." There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

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  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA 95616
  • 530-752-0586

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