Utah State University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Structural Engineering

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/24/2021 7:33 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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. It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, outstanding candidates will be considered at other levels. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas related to structural engineering: high performance computing, numerical modeling, application of artificial intelligence/machine learning in civil engineering, community resilience, systems engineering, hazard analysis and mitigation, non-destructive evaluation, soil-structure interaction, earthquake engineering, bridge engineering, experimental testing and hybrid structural analysis, and innovative civil engineering materials research. Professional registration and prior academic or practical experience are also desirable. This is an academic-year (9-month) position with the anticipated start date of August 2022.

The structural engineering group at Utah State enjoys significant collaboration and shared interests in several research areas. These include natural and human-caused hazard analysis, infrastructure resiliency, earthquake engineering, and non-destructive testing and evaluation. The CEE Department also has unique experimental equipment and facilities, such as the Systems, Materials, and Structural Health (SMASH) Laboratory, which contribute to cutting-edge 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.

The search committee will begin considering applications on November 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to that date.


Successful applicants will be expected to develop and supervise a vibrant externally-funded program of research, and form inter-disciplinary collaborations with other faculty in the CEE Department and the university. They will also be expected to be an effective teacher at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels. An ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong record of, or potential to: obtain externally-funded research, produce peer reviewed journal publications, recruit and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, become an effective classroom teacher, and provide meaningful service to Utah State University, the citizens of Utah, and the profession.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field, including, but not limited to: Structural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Architectural Engineering.
  2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in fundamental areas related to structural engineering (e.g., statics, mechanics of materials, structural analysis, steel design, concrete design, etc.) as well as in the candidate’s specific area of research emphasis in accordance with departmental needs.
  3. Ability to conduct and disseminate research in areas related to structural engineering.
  4. Ability to apply for, and secure, extramural funding to support scholarly activities.
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Registration as a professional engineer or the ability to become registered.
  2. Earned Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1) A current curriculum vita- Upload under Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter- Upload under "Documents 1-10"

3) Contact information for four professional references.

4) Teaching philosophy- Upload under "Documents 1-10"

5) Research Statement- Upload under "Documents 1-10"


**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

Utah State University (www.usu.edu) is a premier student-centered land-grant and Carnegie extension university that fosters the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (http://cee.usu.edu) offers BS, ME, MS, and PhD degrees. It has 27 tenured/tenure track faculty, 5 research faculty, and about 320 undergraduate students. The CEE Department offers strong graduate programs at the masters and PhD levels, with current enrollments of approximately 41 MS students and 41 PhD students.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.


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.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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