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Part-time Job Opportunities

Civil Engineering

Part-time Job Opportunities


If you would like to join our staff on a part-time basis, please contact the CE Department Associate Chairperson Prof. Beth Wittig at for any questions you may have or to submit your application. Students interested in either of the positions below may be eligible if they are enrolled in the CCNY Work-Study program.

Your application should include: 

1) Your resume

2) A 1 page statement describing your prior administrative experience

3) A 1 page statement describing your prior experience using Microsoft Word and Excel including any coursework or experience you have in statistics

4) The names and contact information of two prior employers (educational or otherwise)


Openings for the Summer/Fall 2018 semester:

Administrative Assistant

The CE Department is looking for a positive, organized, people-oriented person to provide basic support to faculty and staff. Duties will include but are not limited to: preparing handouts for meetings, ordering food for meetings, taking meeting minutes, processing payment requests, managing use of the conference room, and greeting people at the front desk.


Assessment Assistant

The CE Department is also looking for a positive, creative and detail oriented person to provide assistance to the faculty on the CE Assessment Committee. Duties will include but are not limited to: Preparing surveys, entering into Excel data collected from surveys, preparing reports, collecting data from faculty, and keeping track of collected and outstanding data.



The Civil Engineering Department has a deeply felt mission to provide the highest quality education at an affordable price. We also believe that our students benefit from learning "the practice" from licensed practicing engineers.

We are continuously looking for passionate, articulate, and capable part-time instructors to join our faculty. All courses are coordinated by a full time faculty to ensure consistency in content, quality of teaching, and student learning expectations.

Our known needs for the Fall 2018 semester are listed below. Changes to class meeting times may be possible in order to accommodate your schedule. We are also accepting applications for courses in our undergraduate and graduate programs that are not on the list below.

If you would like to join our faculty as a part-time instructor, please contact the CE Department Curriculum Committee care of Prof. Beth Wittig at for the full syllabus of the course you are interested in teaching or to submit your application.


Your application should include **: 

1) Your resume

2) A 1 page statement describing your teaching experience and your pedagogical philosophy

3) A 1 page statement describing for each course you are interested in teaching: the practical experience you will bring into the classroom, where and when you have taught the course in the past, and student reviews of your teaching of the course

4) The names and contact information of two prior employers (educational or otherwise)

** Faculty who have taught the course in question in the CE Department in the prior 6 years do not need to complete an application; faculty who have taught in the CE Department in the prior 6 years but have not taught the course in question need only complete section 3 of the application.


Openings for the Fall 2018 semester (other courses might be added as additional sections are added):

CE 231 Statics (lecture MO WE 11am-12:15pm, recitation MO 2-3:50pm or 4-5:50pm)

Laws of motion and equilibrium. Elements of vector algebra.  Equilibrium of rigid bodies.  Constraints and reactions.  Internal forces in trusses and beams.  Shear and bending moment diagrams.  Analysis of cable systems.  Friction.  Centroid and centers of gravity.  Moments of inertia.  Work and virtual work.  Stability of equilibrium.


CE 316 CE Decision and Systems Analysis (lecture TU TH 9:30-10:45am)

Civil Engineering Systems Analysis. Modeling and optimization of large scale CE systems, including structures, hydraulic, environmental, and transportation systems, and construction projects. Economic evaluation of engineering projects. Decisions under uncertainty. Design as multi-dimensional resource allocation. Scheduling models. Applications to management and planning. Computer applications.


CE 332 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (lecture MO WE 9:30-10:45am, lab WE 2-3:50pm or 4-5:50pm)

Mechanics of Deformable Bodies. Stresses and strains in elastic and inelastic materials subjected to axial, torsional, and flexural loads, and combinations of loads for statistically determinate and indeterminate configurations. Deformations and deflections due to loads and temperature.  Combined stresses. Mohr circles and principal stresses.  Introduction to energy methods.  Castigliano’s theorem. Stability of columns and critical loads.  Testing of engineering materials.  Stress-strain characteristics, including creep, shrinkage and hysteresis effects.  Effects of temperature and impact loading on material properties.


CE 335 Numerical & Computational Methods in CE (TU TH 10-11:50am)

Algorithmic formulation of the solution to civil engineering problems. Flowcharts. Solutions to algebraic and differential equations common to civil engineering. Matrix problems. Differentiation and integration. Optimization problems. Students will primarily use microcomputers and a programming language, spreadsheets and “macros” and symbolic calculations software.


CE 442 Structural Design (TU 6:30-8:20pm and TH 6:30-9pm)

Analysis and design of beams, girders, tension and compression members, and other components of structural frames. Rational basis of safety factors and specifications and their public safety ramifications. Load and Resistance Factor Design.


CE 474 Environmental Engineering (lecture WE FR 11-11:50am, lab WE 2-4:50pm or FR 2-4:50pm)

Physical, chemical and microbiological characterization of water, wastewater, air pollution and solid waste. Remediation objectives and regulatory constraints. Conventional unit operations and processes for potable wa­ter, domestic wastewater and air pollution control and solid waste management. Handling of process sidestreams.


CE 520/H2000 Traffic Engineering (TU TH 5-6:15pm)

Analysis of road user, vehicle and roadway characteristics as they affect the traffic en­gineering function. Traffic studies, capacity and level of service analysis, traffic control and intersection design.


CE 548/H4800 Transit Systems: Planning and Operation (TU 6:30-9pm)

Basic techniques of service area analysis, route development, scheduling, revenue estimation, and service improvements for fixed route bus and rail transit. Integration of fixed route transit with paratransit, matching mode with service area, relationship of transportation department with other departments, budgeting, and policy setting also will be discussed.


CE I5400 Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Structures (WE 6:30-9pm)

Overview of the theory of structures including energy methods. Review of stiffness matrix and finite element analysis of structures. Structural modeling of large and complex systems. Computer implementation. Static condensation and substructuring. Semi-Rigid connections. Material non-linearity. Plastic Hinge Method. Geometric nonlinearity. Flexible members and theory of large deformations.


CE G4900 Transportation Network Analysis (TH 6:30-9pm)

Analytical framework for transportation network analysis focusing on optimization. Definitions of equilibrium traffic flows and the solution algorithms for finding the transport equilibrium flows.  Precise algorithms employed for finding dynamic network equilibrium flows via simulation and mathematical programming approaches and applications that relate to these flows. Mathematical rigor will be stressed. Basic Linear Programming (formulation and analysis only) will be used.