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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
The University of Akron

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2023
Title Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
University The University of Akron
Akron, OH, United States
Department Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

Job Description Summary

Demonstrates quality of teaching, quality of research and scholarly activity, quality of professional, University, and community service, and professional conduct. Must have experience and credentials as outlined in academic unit guidelines for Assistant Professor.    

The tenured/tenure track teaching faculty generally have a full range of responsibilities, including teaching, research, scholarship and other creative professional work, and service to the unit, the university and the public.

Job Description

Subject to Collective Bargaining Agreement Requirements

Additional Position Information:

The selected candidate will develop, revise and deliver lecture and laboratory courses in environmental engineering and water resources at the undergraduate and graduate level to day and evening students and supervise graduate students, submit research proposals to secure external funding, and publish scholarly publications. Additional duties include maintaining laboratories, actively participating in university, college, department, and program committee work, program outcome assessments for accreditation, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • S. in Civil Engineering.
  • D. from nationally recognized environmental engineering graduate program
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the environmental engineering and water resources area of Civil Engineering
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in conducting collaborative research with colleagues in related disciplines both inside and outside the Civil Engineering department (including geotechnical, transportation, structures, and construction engineering)
  • Show potential for independent research leading to an externally funded research program
  • Able to obtain his/her professional engineering (PE) registration.
  • Teaching and/or practical experience in environmental engineering

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this position, please attach the necessary documents (This could be CV, Cover Letter, Teaching/Research Philosophy, etc.) to

Application Deadline:

For best consideration, please apply by January 14, 2024.  Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2024 @12:00am. Application review will begin on January 14, 2024 and applications received after this date will be reviewed if the position is not filled out of the initial candidates.


The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leave of absences including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission. All staff and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA). The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457(b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.

FLSA Status (exempt/nonexempt):


Union Affiliation (if applicable):

American Association of University Professors

For assistance with your application or attachments, please contact the Human Resources representative listed:

Danielle Ester




Background Check Statement

The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The University endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus.  As such, all offers of employment with The University of Akron are contingent upon verification of credentials, and satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Some positions may require additional credit investigation and a pre-employment driving record search. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. View our Non-Discrimination Statement for more information. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

State of Residence Statement

It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.

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