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Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering (3589)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering (3589)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

Idaho State University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking applications for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Structural Engineering, beginning in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in developing and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Structural Engineering, with a specific focus on concrete structures/materials, along with other core civil engineering curriculum courses.

The candidate is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded research program and contribute to professional service. ISU's civil engineering department boasts several exceptional facilities, including the Engineering Research Complex (ERC) and the Disaster Response Complex (DRC). The successful candidate will collaborate with fellow researchers and leverage these available facilities to advance their research. Additionally, they will play a key role in mentoring graduate students and engaging in synergistic activities with fellow engineering faculty at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES). CAES is a research, education, and innovation consortium comprising the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the public research universities of Idaho, including Boise State University, Idaho State University, and the University of Idaho. CAES is equipped with unique facilities in its Idaho Falls location such as the Advanced Materials and Characterization (MaCS) and the Applied Visualization Laboratories. Collaboration opportunities also abound at the Collaborative Computing Center (C3) in Idaho Falls, an innovative hub for high-performance computing, as well as the ISU Research Data Center (RDC) in Pocatello.

The close proximity of Idaho State University's Pocatello campus to the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory and CAES Building (just a 45-minute drive away) offers exciting opportunities for research and educational collaboration across various fields, including energy and energy infrastructure. Furthermore, Idaho State University has a campus in Idaho Falls, conveniently located adjacent to INL and CAES.

Minimum Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structural Engineering or a closely related field.
- Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research in Structural Engineering, including but not limited to concrete/civil materials.
- Evidence of scholarly accomplishments, such as publications in top-tier journals and presentations at reputable conferences.
- Strong potential to attract external funding for research from public and private entities.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in Structural Engineering with the ability to compete in obtaining external funding in the broadly defined field of computational analysis and other emerging fields such as machine-learning and artificial intelligence. Additional training or experience in one or more areas of Materials Science, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, and Transportation Engineering would be advantageous. Experience with experimental research is a valuable benefit.

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to January 19, 2024. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req2074
Type: Working 9 months per year
Position: Faculty Tenure Track
Division: Office Of Academic Affairs

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

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