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Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

Application Window

Open date: December 14th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO, Department of Structural Engineering ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in earthquake engineering with emphasis in civil structural and/or geotechnical system response. Candidates with a strong background in emerging areas of experimental and computational earthquake engineering are preferred. These include, but are not limited to, systems’ approaches to earthquake engineering, data science and machine learning, data-driven methods for seismic risk and damage assessment, and/or infrastructure and community resilience. A successful candidate will have demonstrated potential and must show promise to achieve excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional activities. At UC San Diego, the candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, maintain an active and well-funded research program, and form synergistic connections with other areas in the department and university. Please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Ken Loh (, for inquiries specific to the Department and this position.

The Department of Structural Engineering houses unparalleled, professionally supported, large-scale testing facilities, including the recently renovated NHERI@UCSD Large High-Performance Outdoor 6-DOF Shake Table, blast simulation and testing facility, composite and aerospace structures laboratory, geotechnical centrifuge, two 9-m deep soil pits for foundation testing, rail defect testing facility, high-bay structural systems laboratory, structural components laboratory, large Caltrans 6-DOF shake table for testing structural response modification devices (SRMD), and multiple non-destructive evaluation/structural health monitoring (NDE/SHM) laboratories.

UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (, and the Department of Structural Engineering within the Jacobs School of Engineering is committed to building an academically excellent, diverse, and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body ( Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website (

Salary: Level of appointment commensurate with qualifications; salary based on UC pay scales (

Closing Date: Applications received by January 31, 2022 will be given full consideration; however, the position is open until filled.

To Apply: The application (curriculum vitae, including a complete publication list, a list of four professional references with contact information, a cover letter which identifies the Department of Structural Engineering as the department to be considered for, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a separate statement describing past experience and activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions), should be submitted electronically to the Jacobs School of Engineering. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely-related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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.

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Job location

San Diego, CA