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Assistant/Associate Professor in Hydraulic and Fluid Mechanics Engineering, Utah State University, US

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University invites applications from candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Hydraulic and Fluid Mechanics Engineering anticipated to begin in August 2018. This is a full-time 9-month, academic-year position. Applicant reviews will begin on December 15, 2017. Relevant research and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: experimental hydraulics and instrumentation, computational fluid dynamics, hydraulic structures, open channel flow, sediment transport, pipeline hydraulics (storm sewer, culverts, distribution systems, etc.), and two-phase flow. The successful candidate’s expertise is expected to be complementary to the research and teaching activities of the water engineering faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however outstanding candidates may also be considered at the associate professor rank. The department currently has 29 full-time faculty members. The department is continuing to grow with current enrollments of approximately 370 undergraduate and 90 graduate students.

Utah State University is home to the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL), a premier water research institution focused on applied hydraulic and fluid mechanics engineering, water resources, hydrology, hydroinfomatics, remote sensing, environmental water quality, and water and wastewater treatment. The UWRL is also home to a very active and highly regarded hydraulic research laboratory (uwrl.usu.edu). Utah State University is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 23,000 students (19,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USUcampus is located in Logan, Utah, which is approximately 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan is a growing community of 100,000 residents and offers ample opportunities for both professional and family life. Local ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation.

Primary responsibilities will include conducting hydraulics engineering research and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in hydraulics and fluid mechanics. Candidates are expected to build an active externally funded research program and provide effective teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned hydraulic engineering doctorate in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct hydraulic engineering research and disseminate findings in appropriate outlets (high quality peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences).
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.


To be considered at the associate professor level, the following additional qualifications must be met:

  • An established research agenda with a publication record.
  • A strong record of extramural funding.
  • A well-recognized record of excellence in research, teaching, and supervising graduate students.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to write grant proposals to support scholarly activities.
  • Ability to teach fundamental undergraduate hydraulics and fluid mechanics courses.
  • Ability to teach advanced graduate courses in hydraulic engineering.
  • Significant, relevant experimental hydraulics laboratory experience.
  • Significant, relevant computational fluid dynamics numerical modeling experience.
  • Ability to attract high quality graduate research students.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate with a diverse multidisciplinary team of colleagues.
  • Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain one.


Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit the following information:
1. A curriculum vitae.
2. Academic transcript (Ph.D.)
3. A cover letter, which includes a concise summary of how the candidate meets the minimum job requirements (2 pages maximum).
4. A research statement (2 pages maximum).
5. A teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum).

Reference letters will only be requested for candidates reaching the finalist level.

For any questions, please contact

Paul Barr, Department Head
Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Utah State University
4110 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4110
Tel: 435-797-8249

Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package 
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% 
Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

See http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2908 for more information and to apply online.

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.
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