Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

University of California San Diego

United States

Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

Job #JPF02336

  • Jacobs School of Engineering - STRUCTURAL SYSTEM FACILITY

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 27th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020 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.


THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN DIEGO, Department of Structural Engineering, has opened a search for a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level with a focus in systems engineering, applied to the broad, holistic portfolio of aerospace, civil, mechanical, transportation, energy, geotechnical, and material systems applications described in the Department of Structural Engineering’s vision and overview and complementary to the Department’s active research profile. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, the successful candidate for this position will have potential or demonstrated contributions to a climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Successful realizations of structural systems require integration of and interaction among a multi-disciplinary spectrum of capabilities such as risk/uncertainty management, digital data- and/or physics-based modeling across multiple length, time, and physical domains, validation and verification of models, performance optimization over complex multi-objectives, and human factors/interaction, among other things. Computing, computational modeling advances, and physics-constrained data science/analytics, among other things, have initiated the digitization of our engineered world. This “digital twin” paradigm, for example, is transforming how we design, manufacture, deploy, maintain, and retire structural systems within it, all for optimal life cycle performance, resiliency, and impact on the planet. While all relevant application domains will be considered, some focus areas include: advanced manufacturing of structures including 3D printing, design for manufacturing with consideration of next generation materials, model-based systems engineering and verification and validation, lifecycle structural health monitoring and prognosis of structures including interactive workflows, deep learning, and visual analytics, and the use of problem-driven systems engineering and/or artificial intelligence for the integration of technological solutions in the design, integration, and operation of intelligent transportation, manufacturing, or built infrastructure systems for future smart and connected communities.

A candidate will have journal publications in top-ranked journals in the field of systems engineering as it applies to structural systems. A successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (with at least one applied towards a new “convergent systems” multi-disciplinary engineering curriculum), to develop an active, well-funded, internationally-recognized research program, and to form synergistic connections in the Department, School and University. An earned doctoral degree or advancement to candidacy in civil engineering, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely-related field is required at the time of appointment. For inquiries specific to the Department of Structural Engineering, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Michael Todd, email: (

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

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity ( 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. For more information see: (

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

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

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For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: (

Job location

San Diego CA

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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. For further information about contributions to diversity statements see the UCSD Faculty Diversity and Jacobs School diversity sites for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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