Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Coastal Engineering

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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant/Associate/Full Professor - Coastal EngineeringSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with rank and experiencePosition Number00000538Work ScheduleTBDFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department140301 - Civil Const & Environ EngineerDepartmentCivil Const & Environ EngineerJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in civil engineering, construction engineering, and environmental engineering. Graduate programs are offered with specialties in computing and systems, construction engineering, water resources, coastal and environmental engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation systems and materials, geotechnical/ geoenvironmental engineering, and mechanics and materials. In Summer 2020, the CCEE Department ( will move into the new Fitts-Woolard Hall, which will expand the research laboratories for coastal engineering and include a new 30-ft flume with sediment recirculation. The CCEE Department promotes interdisciplinary research with NC-based facilities including the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (, the Institute of Marine Sciences (, and the Coastal Studies Institute (

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The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) expects to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of coastal engineering.

The North Carolina coast is challenged by rising sea levels and stronger storms. NCSU is leading efforts to improve the resilience and adaptability of coastal communities, and the successful candidate will contribute to and lead multidisciplinary initiatives in the CCEE Department and across the university.

We seek candidates with core strength in any aspect of coastal engineering, including with backgrounds involving laboratory and field work, and in domain areas especially but not limited to: nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport, and their interactions with coastal infrastructure; prediction and mitigation of coastal hazards due to a changing climate; and innovative techniques to collect and/or utilize observations from the coastal environment.

Successful candidates should be able to participate in multidisciplinary initiatives to support the missions of the department and the college. While we expect to hire at the assistant professor level, applicants at all ranks are encouraged to apply.

The colleague we are seeking will join a vibrant department with 49 faculty members, over 700 undergraduates and 340 graduate students.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Candidates should possess excellent teaching skills and an ability to attract external funding.

Minimum Education/Experience
  • An earned doctorate degree in civil/coastal engineering or a closely-related field is required.
Departmental Required Skills

Ability to develop and maintain a nationally recognized and externally funded research program within area of expertise, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and collaborate across disciplines.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Post-doctoral experience, professional experience, and a professional engineering license.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Attach individual .pdf files of the following:
- Cover Letter
- Resume/CV
- Combined statement of research and teaching interests (as Other Doc 1)
- Transcripts of graduate work (unofficial transcripts accepted; official transcripts required of finalists)
- Copies of no more than three representative publications (as Other Doc 2, Other Doc 3 and Other Doc 4 as needed)
- Contact Information for at least three references

Application review will begin on October 1, 2019, but all submitted applications will be reviewed as long as the position is posted.

Job Open Date07/17/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/16/2020AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have your PHD in a field appropriate for this faculty position?
    • No Response
    • Yes, I have my PHD at this time
    • No, I do not have my PHD at this time, however, I will have it completed the anticipated start date
    • No, I do not have my PHD at this time, nor will I have it completed the anticipated start date
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Other Document (1)
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (2)
  2. Other Document (3)
  3. Other Document (4)




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Posted: 8/9/2019
Application Due: 10/10/2019
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