Utah State University

Associate, Assistant, or Full Professor

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 11 months ago(9/1/2023 7:00 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
Telework Eligible


Utah State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications to fill a tenure track faculty position in structural engineering, with an emphasis on earthquake engineering. It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; however, outstanding candidates will be considered at all levels. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas related to structural earthquake engineering: large-scale experimental testing, hybrid simulation, high performance computing, numerical modeling, performance-based earthquake engineering, community resilience, seismic assessment of complex infrastructure systems under compound earthquake and climatic hazards, probabilistic seismic hazard analyses and loss modeling, seismic retrofitting and rehabilitation, non-destructive evaluation, and soil-structure interaction. Professional registration and prior academic or practical experience are also desirable.


Utah State University (USU) recently received $2.5M from the Utah legislature to initiate formation of the Utah Earthquake Engineering Center. This tenure-track position in structural earthquake engineering represents USU’s commitment to support the center, and the hired faculty member will be involved in selecting, installing, and operating the new equipment and facilities for the center. The structural engineering group at USU includes five tenured/tenure-track faculty with research interests in: infrastructure resiliency, earthquake engineering, fire engineering, multi-hazard (natural and human) risk assessment, low-carbon construction materials, 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 October 15, 2023, 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:

  • Earned doctorate degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in fundamental areas related to structural engineering (e.g., structural analysis, advanced mechanics of materials, advanced steel design, structural dynamics/earthquake engineering, etc.) as well as in the candidate’s specific area of research emphasis in accordance with departmental needs.
  • Ability to conduct and disseminate research in areas related to structural engineering.
  • Ability to apply for, and secure, extramural funding to support scholarly activities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registration as a professional engineer or the ability to become registered.
  • Industry/consulting experience.
  • Research experience in large-scale experimental testing and/or hybrid simulation.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Cover Letter and Research Statement, please upload both documents as a single PDF 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

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (http://cee.usu.edu) offers BS, ME, MS, and PhD degrees. It has approximately 30 tenured/tenure track faculty, 6 research faculty, and 320 undergraduate students. The CEE Department offers strong graduate programs at the masters and PhD levels, with current enrollments of approximately 40 MS students and 40 PhD students.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


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