Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)

Position Details

Position Information

Department Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)
Position Title Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)
Job Title Assistant Professor (Structural Engineering)
Appointment Type Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 9
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Tenure Track (Annual)
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience
Position Summary

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering, anticipated to begin in Fall 2017.

Outstanding candidates may also be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Hire with tenure requires candidate’s dossier to be successfully reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Office of Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach and conduct research in the general area of structural engineering. We are particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated expertise in emerging and innovative approaches that improve the resilience of structural systems affected by natural and man-made hazards, multi-functional structural components to optimize the interaction of structures with their environment, or other areas of experimental research in structural systems and components.

The OSU College of Engineering has committed to being recognized as a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is home to the Kiewit Center for Infrastructure and Transportation and the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Center. A new facility named the Complex for Resilient Infrastructure and Safety (CRIS) is currently under development. The School offers B.S., M.S., M. Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering Management. The School has approximately 1000 undergraduate and 185 graduate students. The faculty includes 39 members, with areas of specialization that include construction engineering management, engineering education, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, structural engineering, surveying, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering.

Position Duties

50% Teaching

3 – 4 courses (graduate and undergraduate) per year in a quarter-based system, curriculum development, innovation in course delivery and design, advising of undergraduate and graduate students and extended education efforts. Develop and conduct student assessments and proper documentation.

40% Research

Develop an externally funded, nationally-recognized research program. Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and other publications and disseminate research through presentations at regional, national and international professional meetings.

10% Service

Serve on school, college, and university committees, participate in professional activities, interact with students and engage in outreach activities. Cooperation with the school faculty and staff members to support ongoing efforts is expected. Specific workload assignments are at the discretion of the School Head.

Minimum/Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D. with an emphasis in Structural Engineering by date of employment; demonstrate the potential to develop an externally funded independent research program, to publish peer-reviewed scholarly papers in the academic discipline, and to collaborate with researchers across disciplines that are represented in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering; be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering; demonstrate commitment to promoting and enhancing inclusiveness, collaboration and diversity. To be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor level, the candidate must have teaching experience, research experience and publications commensurate with these levels to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University. The School is committed to maintaining and enhancing a diverse environment and the candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

For hire at the Associate Professor and Professor levels, it is preferred that this academic rank has already been granted at a major university.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P00855UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/16/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 11/09/2016
Full Consideration Date 12/31/2016
Closing Date 04/01/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 12/31/2016. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A cover letter highlighting how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, and how these will help you make an impact at Oregon State University.

2) A curriculum vita that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers.

3) A teaching statement (maximum two pages) describing your teaching experience and philosophy.

4) A research statement (maximum three pages) describing your proposed research program and how it leverages strengths of the School, College, and University.

5) A diversity/inclusion statement (one page) outlining how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative and diverse community.

For additional information please contact: Kathy Westberg at 541-737-1786 or e-mail

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Professional References
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Statement of Teaching
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents