Job Details

California State University, Chico
  • Position Number: 1350809
  • Location: Chico, CA
  • Position Type: Engineering - Civil and Environmental

California State University, Chico

Assistant Professor in Civil/ Agricultural Engineering

Recruitment Number: FA0153

Posting Period:
Review of applications will begin January 10, 2019; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Department: Civil Engineering

Position Information:
CSU, Chico is committed to enriching the educational environment of its students. The Department of Civil Engineering seeks candidates whose teaching, research, or service has prepared them to contribute to our campus commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We now proudly hold HSI designation.

The Department of Civil Engineering and the College of Agriculture are searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Civil/ Agricultural Engineering to start August 21, 2019. California State University, Chico is seeking faculty who are competent in their field, collaborative with colleagues and staff, and committed to student success.

Minimum Education and Experience:
The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is an earned doctorate in civil, environmental, biological, or agricultural engineering (or a related field). Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year by August 2019 for an August 2019 starting date. Specific expertise is required in the field of water resources/agricultural engineering. Expertise/ interest and ability to teach a variety of courses in civil engineering (hydrology, hydraulics, etc.) and agriculture (irrigation, water resource management, precision ag technology, etc.) is required. The successful candidate should provide evidence of their commitment to or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service. Responsibilities include instruction in a variety of civil engineering and agricultural technology courses, achievement in funded research or other funded professional activity, academic and extra-curricular advising of undergraduate students, and service to the university and community. Excellence in teaching, participation in funded research or other professional activity, and service to the university/ community are all requirements for tenure. Teaching assignments are based upon qualifications of the individual and the needs of the Department of Civil Engineering and the College of Agriculture.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

Recruitment Preferences:
The following are preferred qualifications: Candidates have ability and interest in pursuing externally funded research and/ or professional activity (demonstrated through previous accomplishments and/or publications). Candidates have demonstrated their ability as an effective teacher. Candidates have a Bachelor of Science in civil or agricultural engineering (or closely related discipline) from an ABET-accredited program, professional registration in Civil Engineering (any state) or the ability to obtain professional registration within a few years.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
All applicants must apply online at:

Applicants must provide a cover letter summarizing your specific qualifications, current CV, and the name & contact info of three professional references when applying. Also include a 1-page section describing your interest in teaching courses in civil engineering & agriculture, and a 1-page section describing your undergraduate teaching philosophy. Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Telephone: 530-898-5342
Fax: 530-898-4576

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: CLICK TO APPLY

About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The Department of Civil Engineering is housed in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. The baccalaureate program in Civil Engineering was established in 1957, is ABET-accredited, currently serves approximately 350 majors, and provides high-quality graduates to leading civil engineering firms, public agencies, and graduate schools. The College of Agriculture has an 800-acre teaching farm with an
Irrigation Training Facility. These resources provide opportunities for innovative teaching and collaborative research in areas across the water-energy-food nexus. Faculty are actively engaged in both teaching and funded collaborative research in all disciplines of Civil Engineering and Agriculture.

Detailed information about the university is available here. As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the Universitys 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment.

CSU, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

CSU, Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

For disability related accommodations please call ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the Chico State University Police Department (530-898-5555) or by visiting the Chico State UPD website.

All positions are contingent on funding.

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance). CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). See retirement plan benefits information here.

This position qualifies for additional benefits including a tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site:

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