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Full-Time Faculty - Civil Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2019
Title Full-Time Faculty - Civil Engineering
University Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee , WI, United States
Department Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Civil Engineering

Full-Time Faculty – Civil Engineering

The Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites nominations and applications for an open full-time faculty position beginning September 1, 2020. The department seeks an individual that will complement and strengthen our outstanding faculty. The candidate’s primary focus will be transportation engineering, and the preferred candidate will be willing and able to teach fundamental course work in other specialties as necessary (e.g., civil engineering course work).

MSOE, a leading undergraduate and master’s level institution of learning founded in 1903, is in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The institution serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of engineering, mathematics, business, nursing and communications. The university prides itself in having more laboratories than classrooms on campus, showing our commitment to experiential learning. The university’s primary mission is excellence in student learning, and university faculty are primarily evaluated on their teaching excellence.

The CAECM Department is well-known for its excellence in undergraduate and master’s level education. The Department maintains a strong student-centered focus and is committed to educating future leaders in engineering design and construction. The Department currently has 16 full-time faculty members of various rank and expertise. The Department has experienced growth with the addition of the newly accredited Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree program, and the Department currently serves over 350 undergraduate and graduate students. Degree offerings include Bachelor and Master of Science in Architectural Engineering, Bachelor and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. The Department also collaborates with the Rader School of Business for an MBA in Construction Management. Several specializations are available, including structural engineering, mechanical and electrical systems engineering for buildings, environmental and water resources engineering, transportation engineering and construction management.

The following attributes and credentials are required of the candidate:
A master’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a closely related field
An undergraduate degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a closely related field from an ABET accredited institution
Licensure as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Wisconsin, or the ability to obtain licensure within one year of hire
Several (preferably four or more) years of practical engineering design experience in a U.S. based company or U.S. governmental body
A strong commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate and master’s level teaching
An ability to teach course work at all levels, from first year courses to graduate courses, primarily within the candidate’s transportation engineering specialty (e.g., traffic engineering, traffic safety, design of roadways, etc.) but also fundamental courses (e.g., construction methods, construction materials, surveying, etc.) as necessary and as assigned by the Department Chair
Willing to participate in departmental and institutional activities, such as academic advising, assessment initiatives, institutional service, or other activities as assigned
In addition, the following attributes and credentials are strongly preferred:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a closely related field
Able and willing to teach courses in other specialty areas (e.g., civil 3D software, construction materials, surveying)
An ability and desire to advise fourth-year students in their undergraduate capstone projects and master’s students in their graduate capstone projects
Membership in one or more professional societies, with a desire to pursue leadership roles within those societies
Able and willing to collaborate with other departmental faculty and other academic units on campus, including student organizations
A commitment to lifelong learning by means of professional development, applied research, publication and/or engineering practice
A commitment to inclusiveness for all students in teaching, learning and advising
An energetic, humble, positive attitude with an approachable educational style

A complete application includes:
Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position,
Complete curriculum vitae
A one-page statement on the candidate’s teaching philosophy
Names, affiliations, phone numbers and email addresses for a minimum of three professional references, with a very brief description of relationship between the candidate and referee

It is expected that the finalist’s appointment be made at the Assistant Professor rank, but outstanding candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. Academic rank and salary are commensurate on the candidate’s prior experience and qualifications.

Review of applications will be ongoing upon receipt. Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.

Candidates must apply using the following link: All application materials should be uploaded in one single PDF under the "Resume Upload" portion of the application.

Nominations and inquiries of interest may be directed to:

William Gonwa, Ph.D.
Civil Engineering Program Director; Search Committee Chair
1025 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Ph.: 414-277-7320

  • It is the policy of MSOE to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all jobs at the University and to all the terms, benefits, and conditions of employment/enrollment.

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