California State University, Sacramento — Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a tenure track appointment with a focus in environmental engineering. The Department offers BS and MS degrees in civil engineering with 17 full-time faculty members who serve almost 900 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate students.

Duties will include: (1) effectively teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, (2) advising students, developing curriculum, and other instructionally-related duties, (3) developing and engaging in scholarly activities, including applied research and externally-funded projects, (4) developing and supervising Master’s student research, (5) working cooperatively with a diverse student population and with faculty colleagues on department, college and university-wide committees, and (6) providing service to the institution and community.

Teaching responsibilities include environmental engineering courses (both lecture and laboratory courses) and other classes in the Civil Engineering Department in the B.S. and M.S. Civil Engineering degree programs.

An earned doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or related field with an emphasis in environmental engineering. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed by August 2020. A strong background in environmental engineering and a commitment to quality teaching are required. Applicant must have effective oral and written communication skills, be able to relate theory to practice and be able to work with diverse groups. Applicant must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to the appointment date.

All applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered. The department is particularly interested in candidates with broad expertise in treatment systems including water, wastewater and stormwater. Other areas of interest include treatment plant operations, water reuse, natural water quality, and sustainable development and climate.

Other preferred / desired qualities are as follows:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professional registration as a Civil Engineer
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Professional practice experience in environmental engineering
  • Ability to develop an applied research program that engages graduate and undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of environmental and water resources issues related to California

The department reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.

The position is expected to be a probationary, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2020. Outstanding candidates may be considered for an Associate-level appointment although tenure will not be granted at the time of appointment. Academic rank and starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience as well as educational preparation, university-level teaching experience, and record of scholarship and service.

Screening will begin December 6, 2019; position open until filled. To be considered, submit all required materials listed below to the Sacramento State Employment Opportunities webpage (

Candidate must include the following with the application:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until interview)
  4. Statement of teaching interests and any related experience
  5. Statement of research interests and plans to pursue them
  6. Diversity statement identifying professional skills and experiences that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and/or willingness to engage in activities that advance equity, diversity, and inclusion
  7. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three recent references familiar with teaching or scholarly work

Candidate will be required to provide official graduate transcripts and furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e., H-1-B Visa).