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Assistant Professor - Zero Energy, Zero Emissions Systems - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $99,100–$124,300. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
Review timeline: Recruiting efforts and ad placement will happen during the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester. Efforts to reduce the full list to the long list will happen after the close date and before the winter break. In the early Winter 2024 semester we will select the final list of applicants with the goal of having our in person interviews completed by the end of February. Final selection of top candidate (s) should be completed before Spring Break.

Application Window

Open date: August 4, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 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 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, invites tenure-track faculty applications in support of the Department’s broad initiative in the engineering of low environmental impact civil systems and materials. Hiring will be at the untenured assistant professor level.

As part of the national and global green transition, civil and environmental engineers must work to create systems that are efficient, eliminate or capture direct emissions of greenhouse gases, and generate their own energy or rely exclusively on renewable energy. Radically new ways of thinking are needed that break down disciplinary barriers, integrate within and across systems, and consider human behavior and decision-making. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley is leading the way in addressing these societal challenges in ways that balance sustainability, resilience, and equity.

We seek candidates who will lead civil and environmental engineering in defining approaches to reduce the negative environmental impacts and energy consumption of civil systems. While we welcome applications from all areas in civil and environmental engineering, we highlight three key priority areas for the department: Design, characterization, and properties of green and low-carbon-footprint materials for integration into buildings and civil infrastructure systems; Incorporation of automation and human-machine interactions into construction operations and processes to enable the installation and nondestructive decommissioning of buildings and other structures to facilitate material reuse; and Design and operation of zero-carbon transportation systems, including multi-modal systems that could include transit, micro-transit, air vehicles, electric passenger cars, delivery fleets, and shared-use vehicles. Research activities that integrate across civil and environmental engineering domains, or that extend beyond the traditional bounds of civil and environmental engineering are encouraged.

New faculty are expected to pursue research excellence and contribute to the existing undergraduate and graduate curricula in Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as develop new and innovative courses. In all of their efforts, they are encouraged to collaborate with faculty throughout the Department, the College of Engineering, and the UC Berkeley Campus. Advancing equity and inclusion is fundamental to UC Berkeley’s Principles of Community, and is a serious focus for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley and career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) granting program at the time of application.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - A statement that demonstrates interest in and ability to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Content will naturally overlap between these and your other statements, but each has a different focus. UC Berkeley guidance on preparing an authentic and meaningful DEIB statement is available here: When planning how you will contribute to Berkeley’s efforts in DEIB, candidates may wish to consider expanding upon ongoing programming in the College of Engineering ( or UC Berkeley’s campus community (

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so.

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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Berkeley, Ca