Assistant Professor - Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering is conducting a search for tenure-track faculty positions to begin in the 2017-2018 academic year. Priority will be given to candidates in the broad areas of:

• construction engineering and infrastructure management systems

• building energy systems, energy efficiency, renewable and smart grid technologies

Successful candidates will be expected to engage in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute to professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas while fostering collaboration with other faculty. Candidates whose expertise goes across engineering disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. Professional registration or an ability to become a registered professional engineer is desirable. While the target of hiring is at the assistant professor level, outstanding applicants will be considered at all levels.

The department has 40 full-time faculty, 615 undergraduate students, and 249 graduate students. The department ranked 17th out of 141 civil engineering graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015 and received a best ranking of 7th in the recently released National Research Council Ranking of Doctoral Programs, which puts it among the top 5% of all Doctoral Programs in Civil Engineering. The department has a very active research faculty, which includes eight NSF CAREER awardees and four members of the National Academy of Engineering. In the last five years, the graduate program has grown by 40%, the number of research grants has doubled and the total dollar value of grants has tripled. The department is home to innovative teaching programs that leverage undergraduate courses in our internationally renowned Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory and continue through our graduate programs. For more information, visit

The University of Colorado is extremely active in national and international service. The University is ranked among the top few schools in the number of students that join the Peace Corps, and the department is home to the founder of Engineers without Borders - USA. Departmental faculty members are active in such campus-wide initiatives as the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), and the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR). The department is the home of the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities and Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES). The campus has close ties to governmental laboratories in and around Boulder, such as the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), The National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration (NOAA), and the USGS Geological Hazards Science Center. The city of Boulder is considered one of the most desirable communities in the U.S., with an emphasis on outdoor activities. It is at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, less than an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park and the Eldora Ski Resort.

The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from individuals who would further strengthen the diversity of our faculty with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at


Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in civil engineering, construction engineering, architectural engineering or a relevant field by the time their appointment begins and must have demonstrated an ability to conduct independent research and show promise for excellent teaching, mentoring and leadership.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applications must include: a cover letter stating research area(s), curriculum vitae with names of at least three referees, two sample publications, and statements of research and teaching interests.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10331 - CivilEng-Civil,Env&Arch Engin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 22, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Paul M. Goodrum

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00725917