Assistant/Associate Professor (Groundwater Hydrology and Engineering)

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Working TitleAssistant/Associate Professor – Groundwater Hydrology and Engineering
Position LocationFort Collins, CO
Posting Number202100305F
Proposed Annual Salary RangeAssistant $88,000 – $92,000; Associate $109,000 – $114,000
Employee BenefitsColorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: and
Position TypeFaculty
Work Hours/Week40
Description of Work UnitCSU hosts approximately 32,000 students in Fort Collins, Colorado, which is at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and 100 km north of Denver.  Fort Collins has approximately 165,000 residents and is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the USA. Fort Collins residents enjoy an excellent school system and expansive parks, natural areas, and trail systems. More information about Fort Collins and CSU can be obtained at and The CEE Department at CSU is recognized both nationally and internationally for its research, education, and service and outreach programs and is ranked in the top 40 CEE programs in the USA. The CEE Department comprises 34 faculty, 7 research scientists/scholars, 15 research associates, and 10 administrative professionals. Our faculty are leaders in interdisciplinary research and education and collaborate with faculty in the Atmospheric Science Department, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, and the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Department, and with researchers around the world. Our water-related programs are designated a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence. Annual research expenditures by the CEE Department have averaged $14.2M since 2016, including interdisciplinary research and education programs like the NSF U-WIN Center, CLEAN Center, NSF InterFEWS, and the NIST Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning. Additional information about the CEE Department can be found at
Tenure/Tenure Track?Yes
% Research40%
% Teaching50%
% Service10%
% Administration0%
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on12/01/2021
Number of Vacancies1
Desired Start Date08/16/2022
Position End Date
Position SummaryThe Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of groundwater hydrology and engineering with emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable management of groundwater. Relevant research areas may include managed aquifer recharge, groundwater interactions with the environment, climate impacts on groundwater resources, application of big data analytics to assess groundwater systems, and fate and transport of contaminants. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate an ability to interface with a broad range of stakeholders and partners. CSU is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research and scholarly activities that impact society and address global problems. Experience in or potential for international collaborations is desired.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program; (2) provide intellectual leadership and excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in civil and environmental engineering; and (3) pursue scholarly activities, serve the academic community, and contribute to CSU engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to address interdisciplinary research problems that complement and expand current activities in the Department and to collaborate effectively with other faculty within the Department and across the University.

Appointment: The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of assistant professor; however, an associate professor appointment may be considered for exceptional candidates. Salary and benefits: The position is expected to be filled at the tenure-track assistant professor level. However, exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at the tenured associate professor level provided they meet the requirements for such appointments as described in the CEE Department code (  The initial salary will be $88,000 to $92,000 for an assistant professor and $109,000 to $114,000 for an associate professor for a nine-month appointment, depending on qualifications and experience.  CSU offers excellent benefits (
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job QualificationsA Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related discipline is required and must be completed by the start date. 
Preferred Job QualificationsCandidates will be evaluated on the basis of their alignment with the focus areas given in the position description, record of excellence and vision for scholarly activities and funded research, record of excellence and vision for teaching, record and vision for professional service, and commitment to advancing diversity and broadening participation.
Special Instructions to ApplicantsInterested applicants must submit the following:
Cover Letter – a cover letter of not more than one page, which addresses the preferred qualifications

Curriculum Vitae – a detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of refereed journal articles, evidence of teaching experience and quality and, if applicable, a list of submitted and funded projects for which the applicant was either the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator

Other – a vision statement of not more than two pages that includes separate sections on research and teaching and describes how the applicant would strategically advance the CEE Department at CSU; incorporation of diversity and broadening participation is recommended

– a list of only three references (references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire CEE faculty. If you have questions about this search, please contact the search chair, Dr. Ryan Bailey at [email protected] 
Background Check Policy StatementColorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO StatementColorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected].

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.
Diversity StatementReflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search ContactDr. Ryan Bailey [email protected]

Essential Duties

Job Duty CategoryTeaching
Duty/ResponsibilityProvide intellectual leadership and excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Percentage Of Time50
Job Duty CategoryResearch
Duty/ResponsibilityDevelop and maintain an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to address interdisciplinary research problems that complement and expand current activities in the Department and to collaborate effectively with other faculty within the Department and across the University. 
Percentage Of Time40
Job Duty CategoryService and Outreach
Duty/ResponsibilityPursue scholarly activities, serve the academic community and contribute to university outreach  
Percentage Of Time10

References Requested

Minimum Requested3
Maximum Requested3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other

Optional Documents

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Apply by 1 December, 2021