Ast Prof-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 755331
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Civil And Environmental Engineering 10016148
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

A full-time Assistant Professor (Fixed-Term) position in Pavement Engineering is available in the GeoPave group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Michigan State University. The successful candidate is expected to help manage existing research projects of the GeoPave group, write research proposals in the general area of pavement engineering, provide institutional/national service activities, and teach courses as needed.

The GeoPave faculty will work closely with the successful candidate in a collaborative environment and help the candidate achieve career goals. The appointment will be initially for one year with the possibility of two additional years based on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Pavement/Geotechnical Engineering

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Applicants must have at least five years of experience in asphalt pavement analysis, design, evaluation methods, asphalt mixture and binder testing, and conducting geotechnical tests.
  • Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants are expected to work well in a team setting and be highly self-motivated.
  • Driver license.
  • Desired Qualifications

    Research expertise in asphalt binder and mixture testing, pavement structural modeling, and non-destructive testing. Ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers.

    Required Application Materials

    Applicants are required to submit:

    • a research statement.
    • a CV.
    • three references with contact information.
    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

    For full consideration, applications should be received before November 30,2022 at 11:59 PM. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until position is filled.

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    Summary of Health Risks

    Per MSU Office of Regulatory Affairs this position will require an annual hearing test due to asphalt lab work area being above 85 decibels at times. Also, State of Michigan law requires that any employee obtain and carry a medical certification, irrespective of whether driving is an Incidental or Primary Duty, therefore chosen applicant will need monitoring, training for University Vehicle used in this position.


    Department Statement

    MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing and the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 470,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The MSU Civil and Environmental Engineering is committed to amplifying perspectives and stories by underrepresented and oppressed communities through engineering foundations and creating an inclusive environment for meaningful dialogue about ideas leading to solutions. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at

    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Jan 4, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Jan 3, 2024 Eastern Standard Time


    Working at Michigan State University 

    Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

    Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

    We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

    We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

    The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

    Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

    In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

    Top Distinctions

    U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

    • 29th among the nation’s public universities
    • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
    • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
    • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

    Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

    Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

    Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

    Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

    Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

    Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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