Tenure Track Faculty (Civil Engineering (Environmental))

California State University

Sacramento, CA, USA 🇺🇸

Job no: 506560
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty – Engineering

COLLEGE:  Engineering and Computer Science

DEPARTMENT:  Civil Engineering

POSITION TITLE:  Tenure-Track Assistant Professor


The Department of Civil Engineering is one of five departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The Department has 14 full-time faculty members who serve almost 800 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students including almost 70 percent of students of color. The Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in civil engineering. Most recently, the Department was ranked 8th among non-doctorate granting institutions by the U.S. News & World Report. The Department is thriving with its diverse student population, respected faculty, and strong industry and alumni support.


The position is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning with the Fall 2022 semester. 


Duties will include: (1) effectively teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) advising diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, developing curriculum, and other instructionally-related duties, (3) developing and engaging in scholarly activities, including applied research and externally-funded projects, (4) developing and supervising Master’s student research, (5) working cooperatively with a diverse student population and with faculty colleagues on department, college, and university-wide committees, and (6) providing service to the institution and community, as Sacramento State strives to serve as an Anchor Institution to the surrounding community.

Teaching responsibilities include environmental engineering courses (both lecture and laboratory courses) and other classes in the Civil Engineering Department in the B.S. and M.S. Civil Engineering degree programs.


Education: An earned doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field with an emphasis in environmental engineering is required. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2022.

Special Knowledge and Abilities: A strong background in environmental engineering and a commitment and ability to provide quality teaching are required. Candidate should demonstrate potential for building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, and service; be able to work with diverse students and colleagues; create inclusive classrooms; and apply a variety of teaching methods. Applicant must have effective oral and written communication skills and be able to relate theory to practice.

Experience: Applicant must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to the appointment date. A certificate of passing of the FE exam must be presented by August 2022.


The department prefers candidates with broad expertise in treatment systems for water, wastewater, and stormwater. Secondary areas of interest include treatment plant operations, water reuse, and natural water quality. Other preferred / desired qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering
  • Professional registration as a Civil Engineer
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Professional practice experience in civil or environmental engineering
  • Ability to develop an applied research program that engages graduate and undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of environmental and water resources issues related to California

The department reminds applicants that only the required qualifications must be met to apply.


Initial review of applications will begin January 3, 2022 and the position will open until filled. 

Candidate must include the following attachments with the application:

  1. Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts
  4. Diversity statement identifying professional skills and experiences that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and/or willingness to engage in activities that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (2-page limit)
  5. Statement of teaching interests and any related experience (2-page limit)
  6. Statement of research interests and plans to pursue them (2-page limit)

References entered on application should be familiar with teaching or scholarly work.


The following links give additional information about the university, the department, and the extensive environmental engineering opportunities in the Sacramento region and California.

California State University, Sacramento             www.csus.edu

Department of Civil Engineering                       www.csus.edu/college/engineering-computer-science/civil-engineering/

Office of Water Programs                                  www.owp.csus.edu

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives         www.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/wrpi

CA State Water Resources Control Board           www.swrcb.ca.gov

California Water Environment Association         www.cwea.org

California Stormwater Quality Association         www.casqa.org

AWWA CA-NV Section                                   www.ca-nv-awwa.org

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Advertised: November 05, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled





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