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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track - UMD Civil Engineering

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota
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Oct 13, 2022
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The Department of Civil Engineering in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions that will begin on August 21, 2023. These are full-time, 9-month positions.

Project Management (Job ID 350926): Targeted areas of interest include, but are not limited to construction management, operations management, or tribal project management. This position will work collaboratively with the Iron Range Graduate Engineering program for certificate development and regional outreach.

Structural or Water/Environmental (Job ID 350948): Targeted areas of interest include, but are not limited to infrastructure resiliency, large-scale structural testing, novel material development, water management, wastewater treatment, or emerging contaminants.

The successful candidates will teach core courses in our Civil Engineering program in the areas of project management, structural engineering, or environmental engineering. Candidates will also develop advanced courses that contribute to our Civil Engineering B.S. and M.S. programs. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET ( The successful candidates will establish independent, externally funded research programs that include mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates are expected to provide service to the Department, College, and University while supporting our broader mission of diversity and inclusion; we welcome candidates who seek to incorporate elements of sustainability, resiliency, and equity into their courses and research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Project Management or a closely related field by July 1, 2023. Please see for more information.

The Department of Civil Engineering at UMD is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment and encourages interdisciplinary activities and collaborations. Faculty members advise graduate students in the Civil Engineering M.S. Program, as well as the Water Resources Science, Applied Materials Science, and Integrated Biosciences Graduate Programs and are eligible for appointments in other graduate programs in the University of Minnesota system. Additionally, faculty members may advise Ph.D. students in the Water Resources Science and Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program, or through appointment on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. State-of-the-art research and instructional facilities and startup funding are available. Opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty across campus, as well as scientists at the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and local, state, and federal agencies.

The University of Minnesota Duluth values of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to achieving excellence. We are especially interested in recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University, and to offer students interdisciplinary perspectives and varied ways of knowing and learning. We strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, Black, Latin American, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race, and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote intercultural understanding with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

We recognize that excellence in teaching and research form the basis for any successful candidate. To that end, we are implementing an anonymized search process. See for a description of the application steps. Applications must include four documents: an anonymized research and teaching statement that is understandable to a non-specialist (1500 words/4 pages max); a statement that demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and a diverse student population (1000 words/2 pages max); a curriculum vita; and a list of four professional references. Review of complete applications will start on October 3 and continue until the positions are filled.  Please direct questions about these positions to Dr. Brock Hedegaard (, chair of the Civil Engineering Search Committee.

The University of Minnesota Duluth campus is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. UMD is a comprehensive university of about 11,000 students located along the shores of Lake Superior. Duluth is the largest city in northern Minnesota and part of the Twin Ports metropolitan area (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI). The Twin Ports area hosts four colleges/universities, two major hospitals, many retail and manufacturing companies, and the largest commercial port on the Great Lakes. Duluth has vibrant music, theater, and arts scenes, and a steadily increasing number of craft breweries and award-winning restaurants. Duluth offers affordable housing, an absence of appreciable traffic, and mixes its historic feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings. Named by Outdoor Magazine as one of America’s Best Outdoors Towns, Duluth provides access to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails and abundant opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and sailing.

UMD is committed to supporting our colleagues. The University of Minnesota has a robust policy with respect to opportunity hires for partners. Parental leaves and on-campus childcare are available. The Swenson College of Science and Engineering has a mentoring program to facilitate professional success. Swenson College Howard Higholt Professorships are also available to support outstanding tenure-track faculty who are committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable institution.



UMD serves northern Minnesota, the state, and the nation as a medium-sized comprehensive university dedicated to excellence in all of its programs and operations. As a university community in which knowledge is sought as well as taught, its faculty recognizes the importance of scholarship and service, the intrinsic value of research, and the significance of a primary commitment to quality instruction.
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