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[C22-020] Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Central Connecticut State University

Date Posted Mar. 31, 2022
Title [C22-020] Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
University Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT, United States
Department Department of Engineering
Application Deadline May 15, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

                                                     Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
                                                               Department of Engineering

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering for Fall 2022. The Department of Engineering at CCSU is committed to providing an outstanding educational experience for its students, leading them to become engineering practitioners, researchers, and entrepreneurs. We place a high premium on industrial and professional experience that can be used to enhance student learning. The new faculty will join a rapidly growing and vibrant Engineering Department that houses a Master of Science program in Mechanical Engineering and four ABET accredited undergraduate programs: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Successful candidates will be expected to be collaborative, committed to excellence in teaching, able to teach and develop a variety of civil engineering courses, contribute significantly to undergraduate and graduate research, actively engage in scholarly activity with a continuous research agenda. Department faculty are also expected to participate in program assessment, ABET accreditation activities, service to the department and University, and to be professionally active. Women, minorities and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field (with documented completion of the Ph.D. by August 1, 2022) and at least three (3) years of full- time service in a college or university at a rank of instructor or above. A.B.D. candidates with a clear plan for completion by August 2022 are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience and skills required to teach courses in environmental engineering, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, and both surface water and groundwater hydrology within environmental or water resources engineering.
  • Exemplary and effective oral and written communications skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three full-time equivalent years of combined professional practice and/or college teaching experience at the engineering Bachelor’s degree level, including at least two continuous and full-time years of industry, engineering consulting, or government professional practice.
  • Education and experience required to teach at least two of the following undergraduate courses: fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, CE materials, Civil 3D CAD, engineering surveying, traffic engineering, or highway design and construction.
  • Verifiable progress toward obtaining Professional Engineering (P.E.) licensure, or completion of licensure, and if not currently licensed, a documented commitment to obtaining U.S. based P.E. licensure within three years of appointment.
  • Graduate work and engineering experience with both environmental and water resources engineering.
  • Education and experience to teach undergraduate engineering statistics and material mechanics courses to engineering or engineering technology students.
  • Additional interdisciplinary engineering experience to teach a broad range of courses offered by the Department of Engineering, including experience developing or maintaining laboratories.
  • Discipline related scholarly activity, externally funded research, and participation in professional organizations.
  • Successful teaching experience in an ABET accredited engineering program.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 15, 2022.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at Select job [C22-020] Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:
  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Candidates currently in terminal degree programs must submit a letter from their thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email

Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract


The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable

information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Bin (Brenda) Zhou Search Committee Chair, at

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon

  • As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Bin (Brenda) Zhou
    Department of Engineering
    Central Connecticut State University
    New Britain, CT


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