Utah State University

  • Assistant or Associate Professor-Structural Engineering

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/8/2019 4:32 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Classification
    College of Engineering
    Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Advertised Salary
    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
  • Overview

    Utah State University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications to fill a tenure track faculty position in the broad area of structural engineering. The structural engineering group at Utah State enjoys significant collaboration and shared interests in several research areas. These include transportation engineering, earthquake engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, and experimental studies both in the laboratory and in the field. The successful applicant will contribute significantly to both the research and teaching efforts within the department and across the broader university community.  It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however outstanding candidates will be considered at other levels.This is an academic-year (9-month) appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1st, 2020. The search committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to that date.
    Inquiries about this announcement may be made to Marvin W. Halling, PhD, PE, SE, F.ASCE Search Committee Chair Professor, Structural Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph: 435-797-3179 marv.halling@usu.edu


    The successful applicant will be expected to develop and supervise a vibrant externally-funded program of research, and interact with department faculty in other areas of Civil Engineering and other disciplines. The successful applicant will also be expected to be an effective teacher at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong record of externally-funded research, peer-reviewed publications, teaching competency, and professional leadership.


    Required Qualifications:

    1. Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering or a closely related field with an emphasis on structural engineering.
    2. BS from a civil engineering program or a closely related field.
    3. Ability to conduct and disseminate research in the area of structural engineering.
    4. Ability to obtain sponsored research to support scholarly activities.
    5. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise.
    6. Ability to provide institutional and industry service.
    7. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: analytical structural modeling, non-destructive evaluation, soil structure interaction, earthquake engineering, bridge engineering, experimental structural analysis, or civil engineering materials analysis.
    2. Professional registration and academic or practical experience are also desirable.


    To be considered at the associate professor level, the following additional qualifications must be met:

    1. An established research agenda with an accompanying publication record.
    2. A record of extramural funding.
    3. A record of excellence in research, teaching, and supervising graduate students.
    4. A record of providing institutional and industry service.

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1) A current curriculum vitae (Please upload your Curriculum Vitae in the candidate profile under the ‘Resume’ section)

    2) A cover letter (2 pages maximum) to be typed/pasted during your application under "Cover letter"

    3) A research statement describing current and future research direction (2 pages maximum) to be typed/pasted during your application under "Research statement" 

    4) A teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum) to be typed/pasted during your application under "Teaching philosophy"

    5) A list of four references to be provided in the candidate profile


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    Advertised Salary

    Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


    Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

    College/Department Highlights

    The CEE Department currently has 31 full-time faculty members. The department is continuing to grow with current yearly graduation rates of 72 undergraduate degrees and 53 masters and doctorate degrees. The Department is home to the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL -https://uwrl.usu.edu/index), the Utah Transportation Center (UTC -https://transportation.usu.edu/index), and the Systems, Materials,and Structural Health (SMASH) Laboratory (https://engineering.usu.edu/cee/pages/smash-lab). For additional information about the CEE Department or the UWRL, please consult http://cee.usu.edu and http://uwrl.usu.edu

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.



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