Montana State University - Bozeman, MT

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The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Structural Engineering at the level of Assistant Professor. The CE Department offers ABET accredited BS degrees in Civil Engineering (including a Bio-Resources Option) and Construction Engineering Technology, and MS degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Approximately 600 undergraduate and 40 graduate students are enrolled in these programs supported by over 20 full time faculty. The College of Engineering offers a PhD degree in Engineering with Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics options.

The CE Department has a rich history of interdisciplinary research, with an emphasis on environmental and transportation engineering, and snow and ice mechanics. The Department served as incubator for, and now has several faculty affiliated with both the Center for Biofilm Engineering and the Western Transportation Institute within the College of Engineering. The Department also houses the SubZero Science & Engineering Research Facility, consisting of extensive laboratory facilities for large scale research in cold environments (including 120 ft2 cold room with a strong floor). Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates who are able to contribute to any of these programs and/or build on the current strengths of the department.

The faculty position to be filled is a full-time tenure track appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching, research and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the CE program, with duties to include teaching a full-range of undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering and engineering mechanics; working on program/curriculum development; developing a nationally recognized research program with extramural funding; and participating in professional/service activities. Montana State University and the College of Engineering value diverse perspectives and are committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment.

Duties and

  • Contribute to CE undergraduate and graduate instruction, mentoring, and advising;
  • Development of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program;
  • Production of scholarly works; and
  • Participation in professional/service/outreach activities.


    PhD in Civil/Structural Engineering or related field;

    Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills; and

    Evidence of scholarly achievements.


    Academic/professional experience;

    Research program that complements and expands current CE Department research programs and directions;

    Demonstrated ability to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the CE program; and

    Professional registration or ability to become registered as a Professional Engineer within five years from date of employment.

    The Successful
    Candidate Will

    • have a broad understanding of the fields of structural engineering and engineering mechanics;
    • have excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • possess the ability to inspire and mentor students;
    • have the ability to establish a structural engineering related research program; and
    • possess effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students.


      In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

      Notice of Unionized status. The position for which you have applied is a Union position, and is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at


      Screening of applications will begin on March 29, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


      To apply, submit the following :
      • (1) a letter of application addressing all of the above required and preferred qualifications, as well as teaching and research interests/philosophies and
      • (2) a current curriculum vitae, and
      • (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references.

        An application packet addressing all the above requirements and qualification as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

        Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-189" in the subject line of the email.
        • Submit materials to:

        • Annaliesa Fry
        • Search Committee Coordinator
        • Department of Civil Engineering
        • Montana State University
        • PO Box 173900
        • Bozeman MT 59717-3900
        • (406)994-2111

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