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Tenure-Track Civil Engineering Faculty, School of Engineering

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Commensurate With Experience
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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The School of Engineering at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Civil Engineering tenure track (open rank) or clinical (non-tenure track) faculty position to begin in Fall 2024.


This is an exciting time for growth in the Civil Engineering program at St Thomas.  In spring 2024, we will move into the new $110M Schoenecker Center with state-of-the-art engineering labs including the 5,000 SF structural engineering high bay, as well as new water resources, construction materials testing, environmental engineering, rapid prototyping, and CAD modeling, labs.  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.  We are seeking candidates with a passion for teaching and research and an entrepreneurial spirit that matches our organization’s vision for excellence in engineering education.  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 any area of Civil Engineering are welcome, specifically those with broad teaching interests. 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, or other protected characteristic. 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.


Additional information about the School of Engineering can be found on our 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.  To be considered for Clinical faculty, candidates must have a masters’ degree (US or Foreign equivalent) in Civil Engineering or a related field with five or more years of civil engineering experience. 


For full consideration, materials should be submitted online at by December 15th, 2023, with the position remaining open until filled. Candidates will be asked to post a position specific cover letter into the application and include the following attachments:

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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Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university based in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. St. Thomas is one of the largest and oldest Catholic colleges or universities in the United States and is the largest private nonprofit college or university in Minnesota. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 90 major and 60 minor fields of study and more than 60 graduate degree programs in eight academic divisions. Its graduate programs lead to master’s, education specialist, juris doctorate and doctoral degrees.

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