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Tenure Track or Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering

University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 18, 2023

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The School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas seeks outstanding candidates in our Department of Civil Engineering for tenure-track roles. Candidates interested in a one-year visiting position are also encouraged to apply.  The positions could begin as early as Fall 2023.

With the completion of the new engineering facilities and expanded Civil Engineering labs slated for spring 2024, this is an exciting time of growth in the School of Engineering at St. Thomas.  As a student-focused institution with a strong hands-on curriculum, we emphasize undergraduate and graduate education that provides technical excellence with a significant emphasis on real world applications. Faculty at St. Thomas have the freedom to grow and pursue excellence in their area of engineering passion as educators and researchers. St. Thomas’ location in the vibrant metro-area community of Minneapolis-St Paul provides for an outstanding balance of life and work.

Candidates with excellence in all areas of Civil Engineering are welcome while special consideration will be given to candidates with exceptional talents for teaching, engaging students in their research and those who possess an entrepreneurial spirit to flourish in a rapidly growing program.  Professional Engineer (PE) licensure and significant industry experience are also preferred. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to scholarly teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses and student advising. All applicants must have demonstratable skills necessary for excellence in teaching. The candidate will be expected and encouraged to grow a research program that engages undergraduate students. The School of Engineering actively seeks to attract, retain and develop faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to enhance the diversity of the learning community, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives. 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE).  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

For more information about the School of Engineering website.


A PhD (U.S or Foreign equivalent) in Civil Engineering or related discipline is required for tenure track positions or alternatively, ABD will be also considered with clear evidence of PhD completion by the date of appointment. 

For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at Review of application materials by March 15th, 2023, with the positions remaining open until filled. Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a position-specific cover letter into the application, and include the listed documents below:

  • CV
  • A written statement of teaching philosophy
  • A written statement of research Candidates should complete the reference section of the application. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 9,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


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