Assistant / Associate Professor in Coastal Engineering

North Carolina State University

United States

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in civil engineering, construction engineering, and environmental engineering. Graduate programs are offered with specialties in computing and systems, construction engineering, water resources, coastal and environmental engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, transportation systems and materials, geotechnical/ geoenvironmental engineering, and mechanics and materials. In Summer 2020, the CCEE Department ( will move into the new Fitts-Woolard Hall, which will expand the research laboratories for coastal engineering and include a new 30-ft flume with sediment recirculation. The CCEE Department promotes interdisciplinary research with NC-based facilities including the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (, the Institute of Marine Sciences (, and the Coastal Studies Institute (

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Essential Job Duties

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) expects to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of coastal engineering.

The North Carolina coast is challenged by rising sea levels and stronger storms. NCSU is leading efforts to improve the resilience and adaptability of coastal communities, and the successful candidate will contribute to and lead multidisciplinary initiatives in the CCEE Department and across the university.

We seek candidates with core strength in any aspect of coastal engineering, including with backgrounds involving laboratory and field work, and in domain areas especially but not limited to: nearshore hydrodynamics and sediment transport, and their interactions with coastal infrastructure; prediction and mitigation of coastal hazards due to a changing climate; and innovative techniques to collect and/or utilize observations from the coastal environment.

Successful candidates should be able to participate in multidisciplinary initiatives to support the missions of the department and the college. While we expect to hire at the assistant professor level, applicants at all ranks are encouraged to apply.

The colleague we are seeking will join a vibrant department with 49 faculty members, over 700 undergraduates and 340 graduate students.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Candidates should possess excellent teaching skills and an ability to attract external funding.

Minimum Education/Experience

An earned doctorate degree in civil/coastal engineering or a closely-related field is required.

Departmental Required Skills

Ability to develop and maintain a nationally recognized and externally funded research program within area of expertise, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and collaborate across disciplines.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Post-doctoral experience, professional experience, and a professional engineering license.


Special Instructions
Attach individual .pdf files of the following:
- Cover Letter
- Resume/CV
- Combined statement of research and teaching interests (as Other Doc 1)
- Transcripts of graduate work (unofficial transcripts accepted; official transcripts required of finalists)
- Copies of no more than three representative publications (as Other Doc 2, Other Doc 3 and Other Doc 4 as needed)
- Contact Information for at least three references

Application review will begin on October 1, 2019, but all submitted applications will be reviewed as long as the position is posted.

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