Assistant Professor-Tenure System

  • Full-Time
  • East Lansing
  • Application deadline: 2023-10-08

Michigan State University

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure-system faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated starting date of August 16, 2022. Candidates must have appropriate academic background and a doctoral degree at the time of appointment.

The Department invites applications from highly motivated individuals who can complement the mission, expertise and current strengths of the department in teaching, research and service. Applicants from all areas of civil and environmental engineering are encouraged to apply; however, the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate training sufficient to teach environmental chemistry and other courses among those traditionally taught in undergraduate and graduate environmental engineering programs. The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research and teaching program and synergistically complement the existing expertise in the Department and College. The successful candidate is also expected to build effective collaborations within the Department, College, and University. All areas of research specialization will be considered, but preference will be given to those that are complementary to existing strengths of environmental engineering faculty. Broadly the existing expertise include environmental separation processes, environmental nanotechnologies, bioremediation, pathogen detection, surface and groundwater contaminant hydrology, sustainability, soil remediation, landfill design and operation, building health (including indoor air quality), and sustainable energy systems.

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 -Civil or Environmental Engineering

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or closely related engineering discipline
  • Applicants from all areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering are encouraged to apply, however the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate training sufficient to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Environmental Chemistry and other related courses
  • 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

  • The candidate will have a record of research funding or demonstrate potential to secure research funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The candidate will have evidence of peer-reviewed publications and the 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 Materials

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through and refer to posting #739789.

  • Applicants must submit:
    • a detailed resume,
    • a cover letter summarizing their qualifications,
    • vision statement for teaching,
    • vision statement for research,
    • a diversity statement, and names and contact information for at least three references.

Items 3, 4, and 5 should be limited to one page each. For full consideration please submit the application material by December 15, 2021. Application review will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position are welcome by contacting Professor Syed Hashsham, Search Committee chair by email at

Together-we-will Statement

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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. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career partners, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at 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: Oct 8, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 8, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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