Assistant Professor, Tenure Track- Civil Engineering #495273, #495274

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20111306
Position Title Assistant Professor, Tenure Track- Civil Engineering #495273, #495274
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 495273, 495274
Department Civil Engineering

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Lamar University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). The selected candidates will join the faculty of Lamar University College of Engineering that is undergoing transformational growth and advancement in teaching and research. We are in search of candidates who are enthusiastic in building a successful academic career while assisting the CEE Department in fulfilling its educational missions and expanding its research programs.

Job Description

A successful candidate must have an established track record in producing research output as demonstrated in refereed publications. The areas of expertise of the candidate should be in, but not limited to, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, transportation infrastructure or energy infrastructure. An ability to obtain external funding from local/regional/federal grant agencies is essential. Excellent communication skills are critical.

About Lamar University

Lamar University has an enrollment of 15,000 students and is among the fastest growing of the Texas colleges and universities. It is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University, one of only 29 public schools receiving this designation in the nation. Founded in 1923, the University offers more than 100 programs of study across five colleges. A strategic plan that serves as the road map for the University is available online at Lamar University plays a key role in driving the economic growth of the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area in Southeast Texas where major petrochemical industries and the Port of Beaumont are located.

About the CEE Department and the College of Engineering

The CEE Department offers six degree programs at Lamar University including Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE, ABET accredited), Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEV), Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSVS), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Engineering Sciences (MES) and Doctor of Engineering (DE) with civil and environmental engineering focuses. Currently, the CEE Department has about 180 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. The Department is one of the five engineering departments in the College of Engineering, which serves 1400 undergraduate, 550 master and 80 doctoral students. The College has four interdisciplinary research centers including Center for Advances in Water and Air Quality, Texas Hazardous Waste Research Center, Texas Air Research Center and Center for Advances in Port Management that fund research and teaching programs in respective niche areas. More information is online at and

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a closely related engineering discipline. A strong commitment to working with diverse constituencies in teaching innovation, interdisciplinary research or outreach is required.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior professional/industrial experience, registration as a professional engineer (PE). or being on-track to obtain PE licensure is preferred.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code ยง51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 12/15/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Applicants should submit letter of application, CV, names and complete contact information (affiliations, addresses, telephone and e-mail) for three (3) professional references, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation, statement of research interest, statement of teaching philosophy and any supporting materials to

If unable to attach recommendation letters electronically or prefer to send confidentially, send to : Please include the Position number in the e-mail or recommendation letter.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved? Please note that only education received from a regionally accredited institution of higher education will be considered when determining if your education credentials meet the requirements for the position.
    • None
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • Earned Doctorate
    • Professional degree (MD, JD, etc)
  3. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Miscellaneous
  5. Unofficial Transcript 2