Job ID: 135658

[C20-074] Assistant / Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Central Connecticut State University

  • Dec. 26, 2019
  • [C20-074] Assistant / Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Engineering
  • Central Connecticut State University
    New Britain, CT
  • Feb. 28, 2020
  • Dec. 26, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Civil Engineering


Assistant / Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Department of Engineering

The Department of Engineering at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) invites applications for a tenure-track civil engineering faculty position with emphasis in environmental engineering at the Assistant Professor / Associate Professor level with appointment to begin fall 2020. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered only for exceptionally qualified candidates with a proven track record of: teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, academic scholarship, conducting high-impact and funded research. The department of engineering at CCSU is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for its students, leading them to become engineering practitioners, researchers, and entrepreneurs. We place a high premium on industrial and professional experience that can be used to enhance student learning. The new faculty will join a rapidly growing and vibrant Engineering Department that houses four ABET accredited undergraduate programs: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, in addition to two upcoming Master of Science programs in Mechanical and Civil Engineering with a projected starting date of fall 2020.

Successful candidates will be expected to be collaborative, committed to excellence in teaching, able to teach and develop a variety of civil engineering courses, contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate research, actively engage in scholarly activity with a continuous research agenda. Department faculty are also expected to participate in program assessment, ABET accreditation activities, service to the department and University, and to be professionally active. Women, minorities and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Earned B.S. in Civil Engineering, and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field (with documented completion of the Ph.D. by August 1, 2020);
Minimum of three full-time equivalent years of combined professional practice and/or college teaching experience at the engineering Bachelor’s degree level, including at least two continuous and full-time years of industry, engineering consulting, or government professional practice;
Experience and skills required to teach environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, and both surface water and groundwater hydrology within environmental or water resources engineering courses;
Verifiable progress toward obtaining Professional Engineering (P.E.) licensure, or completion of licensure, and if not currently licensed, a documented commitment to obtaining U.S. based P.E. licensure within three years of appointment; and
Exemplary and effective oral and written communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Education and experience required to teach at least two of the following undergraduate courses: hydraulic engineering, hydrology & storm drainage, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, CE materials, engineering surveying, or Civil 3D CAD;
Graduate work and engineering experience with both environmental and water resources engineering;
Education and experience required to teach undergraduate engineering statics and material mechanics courses to engineering or engineering technology students;
Additional interdisciplinary engineering experience required to teach a broad range of courses offered by the Department of Engineering, including experience developing or maintaining laboratories;
Discipline related scholarly activity, externally funded research, and participation in professional organizations; and
Successful teaching experience in an ABET accredited engineering program.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as "Little Poland," 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield "Knowledge Corridor" and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 28,2020.

To apply visit and click on apply button for Search C20-074 and electronically submit the following:

Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position
Current curriculum vitae
Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
Unofficial transcripts
ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

In addition to the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and references, please submit all other attachments in one file when uploading under additional material option .

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care , deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

For more information, contact Dr. Bin (Brenda) Zhou, Search Chair at .

  • As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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