Job ID: 134367

Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Seattle University

  • Dec. 4, 2019
  • Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Seattle University
    Seattle, WA
  • Application review will begin January 6, 2020. Open until filled.
  • September 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Civil Engineering
    Engineering Mechanics
    Structural Engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin September 2020. Individuals with a PhD in civil engineering or closely related field and with a strong background in engineering mechanics are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in: data science in engineering, advanced sensing technologies, engineering education, or engineering ethics.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is housed within the College of Science and Engineering. The undergraduate civil engineering program is ABET accredited and supports the university’s mission of educating the whole person, professional formation and empowering leaders for a just and humane world. The department offers a M.S. in Structural Engineering.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students; an established record of research; and a genuine desire to contribute to the mission of Seattle University. Candidates having expertise with teaching in an online or hybrid environment are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities will include teaching fundamental undergraduate mechanics and other civil engineering related courses, advising year-long, industrially sponsored, multidisciplinary civil engineering capstone projects and teaching contemporary science/engineering topics to non-engineering majors, as well as maintaining an active research program and providing service to the university.


Requirements: a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related field. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report’s "Best Colleges 2019" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions: Submit applications through, including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University; curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and contact information for three references. Letters of reference may be solicited upon completion of application. Application review will begin January 6, 2020. Open until filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Mike Marsolek, Additional information about our department is available at:

  • Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Contact Information

  • Katherine Kuder
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Seattle University
    901 12th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98122-1090
  • 2062962246
  • 2062962173

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