Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Civil Engineering

  • California State University, Northridge, Civil Engineering and Construction Management Department
  • California State University, Northridge, Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA, USA
  • Oct 27, 2020
Full time   Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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Teaching of Civil Engineering courses primarily in structural engineering and applied mechanics, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Research in the field of Civil Engineering or related field. Advisement of undergraduate and supervision of graduate students. Active and effective participation in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, and other departmental activities. Participation in professional student organizations.

Department: Civil Engineering & Construction Management Faculty Hire Number: 21-06 Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2021 (Contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations)

Rank: Assistant Professor Salary: Dependent upon qualifications



Preferred and Required Qualifications


A Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline from an accredited institution. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to effective teaching covering the core content of Civil Engineering with emphases in the structural area at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The ability to develop and conduct an effective multidisciplinary research program in the general area of civil engineering is expected. Dedication to student advisement and supervision of students is essential. Demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication in English is required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach, mentor, advise and effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds. Teaching and industry experience, and Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration are desirable.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates committed to a career in research and teaching. The successful candidates will be responsible for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, building a strong externally sponsored research program, in line with the university and college goals.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to participate in the assessment of learning outcomes, and to identify multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

All positions are contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations.

Application Details


Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 30, 2020. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The position will be posted on the internet and advertised nationally through email list serves available through the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Applicants should submit a complete application that includes the following documents (maximum limits shown):

  • Cover letter 1 page
  • Curriculum vita 5 pages
  • Teaching statement 1 page
  • Research statement 1 page
  • List of three references.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

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Application Deadline

Screening of applications will begin November 30, 2020.