Assistant Professor search in Hydraulic Engineering at Colorado State University
Colorado State University, Colorado, United States
Apply before: 1 December 2023

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University has an open faculty position in hydraulic engineering at the Assistant Professor level. The position summary is below, and the full consideration date for applications is December 1, 2023. Please share with anyone who may be interested!

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Colorado State University (CSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of hydraulic engineering, with an emphasis on research linking engineering, hydraulics, and civil infrastructure. Relevant research areas may include theoretical, experimental and/or field-based hydraulic engineering, evaluation and assessment of hydraulic structures, evaluation of climate change impacts on the sustainability and resilience of water related civil infrastructure, and physical and/or numerical modeling of complex hydraulic structures and systems. The Department is particularly interested in candidates with experience and/or interest in physical hydraulic modeling. The Engineering Research Center on CSU’s Foothills Campus houses one of the largest hydraulics laboratories in the United States. CSU is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research and scholarly activities that impact society and address global problems. Candidates with broad multidisciplinary educational and research interests are encouraged to apply, and experience in or potential for international collaborations is desired.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) develop and maintain an internationally recognized, externally-funded research program; (2) provide intellectual leadership and excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in civil and environmental engineering, including courses in hydraulic engineering and/or fluid mechanics; and (3) pursue scholarly activities, serve the academic community, and contribute to CSU engagement. The successful candidate will be expected to address interdisciplinary research problems that complement and expand current activities in the Department and to collaborate effectively with other faculty within the Department and across the University.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field, is required and must be completed by the start date. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their alignment with the focus area given above, record of excellence and vision for scholarly activities and funded research, record of excellence and vision for teaching, record and vision for professional service, and commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and broadening participation.

Appointment: The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of assistant professor.

Salary and benefits: The position is expected to be filled at the tenure-track assistant professor level. The initial salary will be $100,000 to $105,000 for a nine-month appointment, depending on qualifications and experience. CSU offers excellent benefits (

Peter A. Nelson
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University
1372 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1372

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