Assistant Professor: Water Engineering

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA, US


The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at SDSU invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Water and Environmental Engineering with a focus in numerical modeling, starting August 2020.  The CCEE Department is strongly committed to excellence in both research and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. SDSU embraces the teacher-scholar model. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching, professional development in the water and environmental engineering fields, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

The Position: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or another closely related engineering discipline, and have the ability and desire to teach courses in civil engineering, water resources, and/or environmental engineering. Applicants should demonstrate the potential for conducting high-quality, extramurally-funded research, with a focus on mathematical and/or statistical modeling of groundwater, surface water, water quality, contaminant transport, sustainability, and/or hydroclimatic systems. The CCEE Department is especially seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy at least 3 of the 8 criteria from the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) program. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are engaged in service with underrepresented populations in engineering, (b) demonstrate knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education, (c) have experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) integrate understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) extend knowledge of how to achieve scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group, (f) are committed to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) show expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please, clearly indicate in your statement of diversity and inclusion which BIE criteria you meet.

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is one of the four departments in the College of Engineering at SDSU with EAC, ABET-accredited B.S. degree programs as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs (through the Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) offered in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego). For more information about SDSU, the College of Engineering, and the CCEE Department visit:,, and

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.   

Application Instructions

Application review will begin February 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply via Interfolio. Applicants must submit a one-page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and philosophy (not to exceed two pages), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (not to exceed one page), a statement of diversity and inclusion (not to exceed one page), and names and contact information of five individuals who can provide a professional assessment of the applicant’s suitability for this position. Applicants are encouraged to address past or ongoing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Requests for additional information should be directed to: Dr. Natalie Mladenov, Associate Professor and William E. Leonhard Jr. Chair, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, San Diego State University ([email protected]).

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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





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