The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of (1) Geotechnical Engineering and (2) Water Resources Engineering/Hydrology effective Fall 2018. Exceptional candidates with significant prior experience will also be considered for the rank of Associate Professor. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated research capability in innovative experimental and/or theoretical research that will enable development of a sponsored research program and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Minimum qualifications are B.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related fields, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work in multidisciplinary collaborative teams. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication skills, exceptional research record, potential to obtain federal grants, ability to bring a diverse perspective to the department, and a professional engineering license.
The CEE department currently has 13 tenure-track/tenured faculty, including Jordan A. Engberg presidential professor, Walter B. Booth endowed distinguished professor and a university distinguished professor. The department has enjoyed a rapid growth in competitive research and has housed five NSF CAREER awardees. The department has several active research programs with each faculty on average producing 5 journal articles/year and advising 6 graduate students (4 Ph.D. and 2 M.S.). Most of the faculty have leadership roles in professional societies.
NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university with an enrollment of 14,358 students. With more than $100 million in research expenditures annually, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas. The research 1 and research 2 buildings and scanning electron microscopy center at NDSU are home to several state-of-the-art shared experimental facilities. The center for computationally assisted science and technology (CCAST) facility at NDSU has large-scale, high-performance computing facilities for faculty interested in computational research.
NDSU is located in Fargo, North Dakota which shares its border with Moorhead, Minnesota. Fargo-Moorhead (F-M) metropolitan area has a population of ~230,000 and has seen unprecedented growth in the past two decades. F-M area is the cultural, retail, health care, educational and industrial center of North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. F-M area is known for its good public schools, low crime rate, high employment opportunities, affordable housing and short commute time.
All applicants must apply on-line. To apply, go to: https://jobs.ndsu.edu, click on Search Jobs, and search by keywords: Civil. Screening will begin February 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the two positions are filled. Required application documents include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of research interests, and a list of names and contact information of three references. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries regarding these two positions to Dr. Xuefeng Chu, Interim Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, E-mail: [email protected], and Phone: (701) 231-9758.
• B.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related fields.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work in multidisciplinary collaborative teams.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Exceptional research record
• Potential to obtain federal grants.
• Ability to bring a diverse perspective to the department.
• Professional engineering license.