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Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Water Resources / Environmental)

California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California - California State University
Range is $8,000 to $8,250/per month. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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Global Environmental Change, Hydrology, Interdisciplinary/Other, Natural Hazards
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Position: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Water Resources / Environmental)

Effective Date: August 19, 2024 (Fall Semester)

Salary: The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary is $5,405 to $11,994/per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). The anticipated hiring range is $8,000 to $8,250/per month. Salary offered is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin January 22, 2024. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field. Degree at the time of application or official notification by August 1, 2024.
  • B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, or Environmental Engineering, or related engineering field
  • Specialization or research emphasis in Hydrology, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated potential for contributing to the success of a diverse student population
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly, and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two years of effective teaching experience in undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses in Hydrology, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, and/or other related fields Record of successful development of a research program Demonstrated expertise in hydrology, water resources, or environmental engineering with a specialization in one or more areas, but not limited to, surface and/or groundwater hydrology, climate change, remote sensing, extreme events, land-atmosphere interactions, artificial intelligence, big data, or machine learning Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across teaching, scholarship, and service Experience in curriculum development Experience in student advising, mentoring, and supervision Postdoctoral research or professional experience in Hydrology, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, or Civil Engineering.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or the potential for registration
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body


  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Hydrology, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, and/or Civil Engineering [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.] Contribute to diversity and equity in education through scholarship, teaching, and/or service including advising, and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds
  • Develop and update curriculum including new and existing courses related to the area of expertise
  • Maintain and engage in research and other scholarly activities related to the area of expertise leading to publications and presentations
  • Organize and supervise research facilities
  • Advise and mentor students
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students

who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: CSU Employee Benefits

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit: Equity and Diversity Statement
  • Letter of application or cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching Statement (maximum one page, single-spaced)
  • Research Statement (maximum one page, single-spaced)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, or Environmental Engineering, or related engineering field
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Use this link to complete the  CSULB online application:

Requests for information and processes should be addressed to:

Dr. Lisa Star, PhD, PE, Department Chair California State University, Long Beach

Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management 1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840 Email:

Requests for information about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Lisa Star, PhD, PE, Department Chair


Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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