Civil Engineering Professor or Associate Professor - Tenure-track

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • May 09, 2024
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description


Civil Engineering Professor or Associate Professor - Tenure-track

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's College of Engineering welcomes applications for a Tenured or Tenure Track Professor or Associate Professor faculty position in the New Civil Engineering Program to begin in 2024.


Salary Range


$85,000.00 depending on qualifications


Essential Functions

The open tenured or tenure track position will include developing the Civil Engineering curriculum, scheduling classes, teaching undergraduate coursework in civil engineering (transportation, construction management, soil mechanics, structures, and pavement design.); advising and mentoring undergraduate students, research and scholarship. Individuals with a focus in any of the foundational areas of civil engineering - geotechnical/transportation/structure/water are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members include teaching and service activities as assigned.

Tenure-track, full-time teaching position on a 9-month contract.

Faculty are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

Face-to-face and/or hybrid teaching interactions through a regular schedule of attendance on campus for a minimum of four days a week.

Teach 24-27 credit hours per contract year.

Assist in collecting assessment data as outlined by the ABET Program Coordinator.

Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.

Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and use appropriate technology.

Student course evaluations are to be completed in each course.

Abide by deadlines and processes for submitting grades.

Advise students and provide individual help to students during weekly office hours.

Participate in course/laboratory revisions and curriculum development, as assigned.

Work with other faculty and staff to advance the program.

Attending department, college, and university faculty meetings.

Attend convocations, commencement exercises, recruitment activities, and community meetings.

Required Qualifications

1. PhD degrees in Civil Engineering
2. Experience in grant writing
3. Teaching experience in education or industry
4. Proven history of collaboration with students, faculty and staff
5. Experience with projects involving geotechnical/transportation/structure/water and environment
6. Evidence of mentoring student research

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience as a practicing civil engineer
2. Evidence of professional service at state, regional, national, and/or international level

Additional Information

From the Department

The College of Engineering was founded in 2018 in Midland Texas. The College offers B.S. in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. The Mechanical and Petroleum Engineering Programs are ABET Accredited. We will seek ABET Accreditation for the Chemical and Electrical Engineering Programs in 2024-2025. The College is also home to the Texas Water and Energy Institute and the newly opened Advanced Manufacturing Center. The College is housed in building that opened 2019, with excellent facilities for instructional and curricular activities and research and development.

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Unofficial transcripts
6. Statement of plan for teaching
7. Statement of research and scholarship


Conditions of Employment


1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.


Standard Working Conditions


1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation.


University Benefits


1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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