Assistant, Associate or Full Professor / Civil Engineering / Division of Natural & Built Environments

University of Missouri–Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, USA 🇺🇸

Job ID: 44150

Location: Kansas City

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Hiring Department

Civil Engineering / Division of Natural and Built Environments

School of Science and Engineering 

University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC)

Job Description


The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) at the University of Missouri – Kansas City seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the Civil Engineering Program within the school’s rapidly-growing Division of Natural and Built Environments (NBE).  This multidisciplinary structure creates opportunities for inspired new research, collaborative opportunities and experiences, and interdisciplinary course options for broader learning engagement.

The position seeks applicants whose primary research areas include water resources with preference given to those that specialize in urban stormwater and/or environmental stormwater engineering applications. However, candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of water resources engineering will be considered, including surface and groundwater hydrology, hydraulics, water resources management, and hydrological modeling. The Program is especially interested in candidates that can collaborate strategically with current expertise within the division, centers, college, and state. Kansas City is uniquely situated in a thriving and growing urban stormwater initiative region, which is sustained through private and public partnerships, and regulatory and stakeholder convergence. Candidates are sought that can integrate well within these established partnerships. Applicants will be prioritized according to how well they would complement and expand current NBE research strengths in structural engineering, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, materials, and construction management.

Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate Civil Engineering courses, and should have particular interest in teaching courses in water resources including introductory level fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, hydrology, and urban stormwater. Candidates interested in teaching introductory level environmental engineering courses in addition to water resources are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in those who have the ability to teach a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented groups.

Successful candidates will be expected to: (1) have a strong commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate engineering education and supporting a diverse student body; (2) teach courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs; (3) develop and maintain an outstanding record of scholarly activity, including an externally-funded research program; (4) engage in departmental, school, and/or university service activities appropriate to the position; and (5) advance the goals and strategic plan of SSE and UMKC.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. BS and PhD in Civil Engineering, or a closely-related discipline, ABDs will be considered.
  2. Ability to obtain professional licensure.
  3. Undergraduate teaching experience or demonstrated potential to teach at the undergraduate level.

Full Time/Part Time

The position is a full-time, benefit-eligible, academic year (9 month) tenure-track or tenure eligible appointment with the possibility to start September 1, 2023 or January 1, 2024.


Salary is negotiable and commensurate with rank, experience and credentials.

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates must apply online. In one pdf file less than 8 MB in size, include a cover letter highlighting qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research directions/objectives, a statement of teaching experience/philosophy, and contact information of three references. Limit document name to 50 characters. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.) If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (816) 235-1621.

For additional information contact Ms. Jane Vogl (, Assistant to the Dean, School of Science and Engineering, subject: CIV ENGR FAC SEARCH.

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The Civil Engineering Program offers an ABET-accredited BS degree, MS degree, and participates in UMKC’s interdisciplinary PhD program. Civil Engineering currently has 5 tenured faculty members, nearly 30 teaching and adjunct faculty, over 400 undergraduate students, and over 60 graduate students. The engineering student body has grown by over 30% in the last five years, with further increases in enrollment expected for Fall 2023 and beyond. Numerous research programs within SSE will expand into the new Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, a $32 million state-of-the-art facility opened in Fall 2020.

The Natural and Built Environment Division offers a collaborative and supportive working environment in which input from all faculty members is valued. This unique environment continues to foster truly innovative partnerships in both research and teaching. UMKC is located in the heart of Kansas City, a world-class engineering hub that is home to companies such as Honeywell, Black and Veatch, and Burns and McDonnell that provide enriching educational partnerships for SSE students and faculty. The Kansas City metropolitan area, with a population of over 2.3 million, is home to many diverse communities, a thriving arts community, unique shopping and entertainment districts, excellent restaurants, and three professional sports teams. The Kansas City International Airport, originally built in 1972, is currently being replaced with an ultra-modern $1 Billion single terminal design. UMKC actively welcomes faculty that represent the diverse nature of Kansas City metropolitan community including those that have been historically unrepresented.  UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.  

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.  

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change 

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion 

Annual Report 

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more. 

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university’s most important resource. 





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