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Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor

University of Colorado | CU Denver

Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor


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Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

  • Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
  • Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for multiple tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in support of our goal to integrate research, education, innovation, and engagement across the department and college. We seek a diverse cohort of scholars with training or experience in one or more cross-cutting themes, including (but not limited to) construction, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), or broadening participation and their interaction with various civil engineering specialties including geographic information systems (GIS); geotechnical; hydrological, environmental, and sustainability (HESE); structural; and transportation. Our most pressing needs include geotechnical engineering and construction engineering. Applicants who bridge multiple disciplines within the department or across campus are preferred.

Successful candidates will be responsible for developing and teaching courses in their areas of expertise, as well as collaborating with others to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses. They will establish and maintain active, externally funded research programs to support and conduct scholarly research in their own areas of expertise as well as collaboratively. They will contribute to the academic success of engineering students through student advising and student project supervision. We seek colleagues who will work to make CU Denver welcoming to students, faculty, and collaborators from diverse backgrounds, so we can achieve our full potential as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

About the Department

The civil engineering department has 10 full time tenured and tenure track faculty, 5 clinical teaching track, and many part time lecturers.  The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including masters and doctoral, in civil engineering, construction engineering management, and construction management.  While the civil engineering program has been accredited continuously since its inception, the newly formed construction disciplines have yet to be reviewed.  In 2020, the department had 121 graduate students and 23 certificate students while the undergraduate disciplines had 209 students.

About the College

The College of Engineering, Design and Computing takes pride in having a faculty of excellent scholars and engineering practitioners, including many who have won the prestigious CAREER award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. We attract hard-working students who are enthusiastic about engineering and we are redesigning engineering education to create the agile versatile engineers of the future. Providing an education of enduring value to our students is at the heart of our College mission.

We integrate design innovation and computing technology across disciplines, in conjunction with authentic experiences that develop human and social skills such as creativity, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and leadership. We embrace and leverage our setting across urban and medical campuses to broadly impact the social and economic growth of the Denver urban corridor through enterprise partnerships.   Our goal is to emerge as Denver’s technological innovation engine and significantly impact Colorado, the nation, and the world via informatics, infrastructure, sustainability, as a smart city.

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About the University

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from bachelor’s to doctoral level, in the heart of downtown on the traditional territory of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute. Here, more than 15,000 students study topics ranging from global energy management to music industry to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million. Read CU Denver Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position has been established at:

Assistant Professor: $75,000 - $85,000

Associate Professor: $80,000 - $90,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

          Assistant Professor:

    • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related field
          Associate Professor:

    • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related field
    • 2 years academic experience post-doc
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Experience in course and curriculum development
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Publications in scholarly research journals
  • Experience in professional engineering practice and intent to become a licensed professional engineer
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 27, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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