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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Michigan State University
East Lansing

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Job Details

Job no: 826180
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, Power Plant Engineers, Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications in all areas related to the field of civil and environmental engineering for an open rank tenure-system faculty position. Candidates must have a doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline at the time of appointment, which is anticipated as August 16, 2023.

The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized research program and teach courses within the Department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All areas of research specialization will be considered, but preference will be given to those that are complimentary to existing strengths of the Department, which include: resilient materials and infrastructure; transportation systems and safety; geotechnical materials and engineering, water resource systems; smart buildings, energy systems, and sustainability; air and water quality engineering; and environmental health.

Tenure-system faculty within the Department are expected to establish a vibrant, sustainable, and internationally visible research program; make significant scholarly contributions to their discipline; be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students; and engage in institutional and professional service as well as public outreach. The Department and College have a strong track record of mentoring junior faculty to successfully grow their academic careers.

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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Civil or Environmental Engineering or closely related field

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants must have a PhD degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment
  • Applicants from all areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering with experience are encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills
  • Applicants are expected to work well in a team setting and be highly self-motivated
  • The successful candidate should provide evidence of commitment to working with cross-disciplinary research teams and dedication to mentoring diverse students preparing for careers in research, policy, and/or practice
Desired Qualifications
  • Background that is complimentary to one or more existing strengths of the Department, which include: resilient materials and infrastructure; transportation systems and safety; geotechnical materials and engineering; water resource systems; smart buildings, energy systems, and sustainability; air and water quality engineering; and environmental health
  • The candidate will have a record of research funding or demonstrate potential to secure research funding from private, state, and national agencies
  • The candidate will have evidence of peer reviewed publications and ability to establish community partnerships
  • The candidate will demonstrate ability for scholarly activities, including peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition to sustaining an active program of scholarship, this faculty will be responsible for teaching and mentoring graduate/undergraduate students and participating in department, college, and university governance activities
Required Application MaterialsApplicant must submit the following items:
  • a detailed resume a cover letter summarizing their qualifications
  • a vision statement for teaching
  • a vision statement for research
  • a vision statement for diversity, equity and inclusion names
  • contact information for at least three professional references
All vision statements should be limited to one page each. Candidates are encouraged to describe the potential impacts of their research as well as how their work might complement existing strengths within the Department and other programs across Michigan State University.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 by December 21, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until position is filled. Questions about this position are welcome by contacting the search committee chair by email at

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Department Statement

The MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has strong interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of knowledge, and first-class educational programs on a foundation of core civil and environmental engineering disciplines. The Department has 28 tenure-system faculty members with strong research programs across all major areas of civil and environmental engineering, and annual research expenditures of about $7M. The Department has accredited B.S. degree programs in both Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The current enrollment is approximately 145 full-time graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. For additional information about the Department, please visit

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 Work Life 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: Nov 9, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 9, 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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