CEE Faculty Searches 2019-2020

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science (MCECS) at Portland State University (PSU) invites applicants for a tenure-track positions in Structural  and Water Resources Engineering to begin September 2020. The positions requires an earned doctorate in civil engineering or closely related field. While the target of hiring is at the assistant professor level, outstanding applicants may be considered at all levels (associate/full professor). A successful candidate will be required to develop an externally-sponsored research program aligned with the department’s strategic vision, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop new graduate courses in their area of expertise, and effectively serve the profession and university. 

With a bold new strategic vision of “Bright Minds, Brilliant Cities”, MCECS is growing in many innovative ways. Honesty, integrity, and respect for others, as well as expanding opportunities for social mobility for our students, are key values of our vision (see www.pdx.edu/cecs/strategic-vision). The CEE departmental strategic vision includes research themes in prevention, planning, and management of extraordinary events; evaluation, development, and deployment of technologies that promote a better society; and creation and maintenance of healthy environments (see www.pdx.edu/cee/strategic-vision). 

Structural Engineering

  • Research areas: theoretical structural mechanics of materials and/or systems, advanced computational modeling, cyber-physical systems, data analysis, modeling and prognosis using sensor data, and/or innovative materials/structures for a sustainable infrastructure. Questions regarding the search can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Thomas Schumacher (thomas.schumacher@pdx.edu). Applications accepted at PSU HR online at this link.

Water Resources 

  • Research areas: water resources and management, watersheds, hydrology and hydrologic modeling, fluvial and coastal systems, and the role/impact of climate change in the environment. Click to read full posting and apply. Questions regarding the search can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Gwynn Johnson (gjohnson@pdx.edu). Applications accepted at PSU HR online at this link.


Review of candidates will begin in early December 2019. Required documents for the application include: (a) Cover letter describing interest in the position, how the candidate’s research expertise links to both the department and college visions, how the candidate will strengthen the department teaching excellence, and examples of their commitment to diversity equity and inclusion; (b) names of three references; and (c) curriculum vitae.

Following a review of all applications, the search committee will request from candidates selected for the next stage of interviews the following materials: (d) Statement of research philosophy and interests, (e) Statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and (f) Statement of philosophy and experience related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These items (d-f) will be limited to 1 page each. 

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution that welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support diversity.  Our university community values campus diversity and we encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply.