Utah State University

  • Assistant, Associate, Full Professor

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/9/2019 6:47 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


    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Utah State University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering. The successful candidate's expertise is expected to be complementary to the research and teaching activities of the geotechnical engineering faculty in the CEE Department. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to perform interdisciplinary research with other research groups including those within USU's CEE Department (Transportation, Structural, Hydraulic Structures, Environmental, Irrigation, and Water Resources). As we strive to hire the best candidate, we will consider candidates with any research interest. However, we have identified the following research and teaching topics as areas for potential collaboration in the CEE Department: deep foundations, soil-structure interaction, surface erosion and local scour. It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however outstanding candidates will also be considered at the ranks of Associate and Full Professor. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020. This is an academic-year (9 month) appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1st, 2020.
    Inquiries about this announcement may be made to: Dr. Laurie McNeill, Interim Department Head,Civil and Environmental Engineering Tel: 435-797-1522 laurie.mcneill@usu.edu


    Primary responsibilities will include conducting geotechnical engineering research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering.  Candidates are expected to build an active externally funded research program, provide effective teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and provide service within the University and their respective national and international professional communities.


    Required Qualifications


    • Earned doctorate in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering or a closely related field,
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct geotechnical engineering research and disseminate findings in appropriate outlets (high-quality, peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences),
    • Effective interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills,
    • Ability to write grant proposals to support scholarly activities,
    • Ability to attract high quality graduate research students.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to teach fundamental undergraduate soil mechanics and geotechnical design courses,
    • Ability to teach fundamental engineering and/or engineering mechanics courses,
    • Ability to teach advanced graduate courses in geotechnical engineering,
    • Ability and desire to collaborate with a diverse multidisciplinary team of colleagues,
    • Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain such.


    To be considered at the Associate Professor level, the following additional qualifications must be met:

    • An established research program with a publication record,
    • A strong record of extramural funding,
    • A well-recognized record of excellence in research, teaching, and supervising graduate students.


    To be considered at the Full Professor level, the following additional qualifications must be met:

    • An excellent research program and publication record,
    • A strong record of sustained extramural funding,
    • An outstanding reputation with major contributions and leadership in their field of research,
    • A commitment to continued productivity in research and publishing,
    • A record of excellence in teaching, and supervising graduate students. 

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1. A curriculum vitae (Please upload your Curriculum Vitae in the candidate profile under the ‘Resume’ section
    2. A cover letter, which includes a concise summary of how you meet the required job requirements (2 pages maximum). To be typed/pasted during your application under "cover letter"
    3. A research statement describing your anticipated research topics, funding sources, and collaborations (2 pages maximum). To be typed/pasted during your application under "research statement"
    4. A teaching statement describing your teaching philosophy and classes you are most interested in teaching (2 pages maximum). To be typed/pasted during your application under "teaching philosophy" 
    5. A list of four references (we will only contact references from final candidates). 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 enrollments of 365 undergraduate and 86 graduate students. 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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