Assistant / Associate / Full Professor (Water Resources Engineering or Coastal and Ocean Engineering)

Position Details

Position Information

Department Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)
Position Title Assistant Professor
Job Title Assistant / Associate / Full Professor (Water Resources Engineering or Coastal and Ocean 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 (CCE) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2017. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, outstanding candidates will also be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. Hire with tenure requires candidates’ dossier to be successfully reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Office of Academic Affairs.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to teach and conduct fundamental and/or applied research in the areas of water resources engineering and/or coastal and ocean engineering. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate fluids/water courses, to develop graduate courses in their specialty area, and to build and sustain an independent, internationally-recognized research program.

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.

Existing strengths at OSU in the areas of interest include: the Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory, the OSU-Benton County Green Stormwater Infrastructure Research Facility, Multipurpose River Hydraulics Research Facility, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center, the Institute of Water and Watersheds, the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and the campus-wide Water Resources Graduate Program. We seek a candidate that can leverage some of these strengths as well as several newly launched programs in the College of Engineering, including the Cascadia Lifelines Program, signature initiatives on Resilient Infrastructure and Clean Water, and the university-level Marine Studies Initiative. The successful candidate would develop a research program that limits coastal vulnerabilities to climate change and other natural hazards (e.g. storm waves/surge, tsunamis, coastal flooding), or seeks to improve the resilience of water infrastructure for rural, urban, or coastal communities, or considers the development and environmental effects of marine structures and/or renewables.

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

This position requires a PhD, by the date of employment, in Civil Engineering or a closely-related field. Also required: the potential to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, the potential to develop an independent research program, and the life experience, education, or training that would broaden capacity to build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community, centered on student success. To be considered at the Associate Professor or Professor level, the candidate must have teaching expertise, research experience, and publications commensurate with the requirements 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

Research and teaching experience in the area of water resources engineering and/or coastal and ocean engineering. Demonstrated ability to develop an externally-funded research program. For hire at the Associate and Full Professor level, it is preferred that the applicant has already achieved this rank at their present institution.

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 P00861UF
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