Part-Time Assist, Assoc, or Full Teaching Prof Dept of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Eng

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
Commensurate with qualifications
Nov 02, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

Part-Time Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University ( invites applications for a part-time term teaching faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor level to teach the senior design-build capstone course. This course is an interdisciplinary capstone course, dual-listed as Civil Engineering Design and Construction Engineering Design. The course focuses on the design process, interacting with the client, identification of the engineering problems, development of a technical proposal, identification of design criteria, cost estimating, planning and scheduling, application of codes and standards, development of feasible alternatives, selection of best alternative, and oral presentations. This course must be taught in- person.

A person holding this faculty position will be responsible for coordinating and teaching a senior capstone design course within the CCEE program and exhibit a commitment to inclusivity and diversity. This part- time term faculty position is a 1/3 to 0.4 full time equivalent, 9-month position for an initial 3-year term with potential for renewal. Term faculty members are not eligible for tenure, but have potential to be reviewed for advancement into senior ranks. 

Candidates are expected to have an excellent record of achievement in teaching or engineering practice in civil, construction or environmental engineering or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates will have experience that demonstrates capability for long-term leadership in engineering education. They will also exhibit excellent communication skills and share in our commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. 

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Candidates for this position must hold a degree(s) in civil, architectural, construction engineering, or related engineering degree.
  • Candidates at the Assistant Teaching Professor rank must have a PhD, or a MS plus 3 years of relevant work experience, or a BS degree plus 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Candidates at the Associate Teaching Professor rank must have a record of teaching experience and a PhD plus 5 years of relevant work experience, or a MS degree plus 8 years of relevant work experience, or a BS degree plus 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Candidate at the Full Teaching Professor rank must have a record of teaching experience and a PhD plus 10 years of relevant work experience, or a MS degree plus 13 years of relevant work experience, or a BS degree plus 15 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous teaching experience.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Evidence of commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
  • Professional engineering licensure in the United States, or the ability to become licensed.
  • Senior level design and/or management experience.

About the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Program
The CCEE Department offers B.S. degree programs in civil engineering, civil engineering with environmental emphasis, construction engineering and environmental engineering, plus M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in civil engineering and maintains externally funded research of more than $18 million annually. CCEE is committed to diversity among faculty, staff and students who can enrich University objectives in the areas of research, teaching and service. 

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community. 

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check. 

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process, please email or call 515- 294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

General ISU compensation information can be found here:

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, application materials should be received by November 19, 2021. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at

The following documents are required to be submitted as four separate PDF files (one for each required item numbered below):

  1. Letter of application (including information about desired rank) that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the required and preferred qualifications; please include a brief statement describing the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on your work conditions and productivity
  2. Curriculum Vitae or resume
  3. Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and other pertinent information
  4. Other documents (maximum of one page each) combined into one PDF:
    • Statement explaining your qualifications to teach the capstone course described above and how you would bring your experience into the course
    • Statement of experiences promoting diversity and inclusion, which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidate’s personal background 

Direct questions to or call 515-294-1676.