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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date
Aug 2, 2024

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Oregon State University

Department: Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)

Appointment Type: Academic Faculty

Job Location: Corvallis

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.

Job Summary:
The School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) at Oregon State University (OSU) seeks to fill one full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track or tenured position, at the rank of Assistant, or Associate, or Full Professor in the area of Coastal and Ocean Engineering. The tenure home of the position will lie in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at OSU to begin as early as September 16, 2024.

Upon appointment to the faculty, rank will be determined commensurate with qualifications. Appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank is anticipated; appointment at a promoted rank may be considered depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate
The position incumbent will have active research in coastal ocean or nearshore computational modeling including hydrodynamics, fluid-structure, fluid-sediment, or fluid-ice interactions. Potential modeling applications include a range of scales from regional to local, interactions with the built and natural environment, impacts of climate change, or finding solutions to coastal problems. The position incumbent will leverage High Performance Computing capabilities at OSU, including GPU-based techniques. Educational priorities will emphasize graduate-level training and advising in the use of computational tools focused on the coastal zone and could be delivered in-person, hybrid, or via eCampus. The position incumbent is expected to be a collegial member of our existing and vibrant group of faculty, students, post-docs, and technical research staff within the field of coastal and ocean processes.

OSU's College of Engineering (COE) has committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. We seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success and close gaps across demographic groups.

The position incumbent is expected to perform a combination of duties related to teaching and advising in civil engineering, advancing research and other scholarly activities, and performing service. The incumbent will possess a demonstrated commitment to engaging in diversity and inclusion initiatives and record of developing internal, national, or international partnerships to advance research and education missions in civil engineering. Duties will support the vision, mission, and goals of the school, college, and university.

Any hiring at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor with indefinite tenure will be subject to a successful out-of-cycle tenure review process: .

Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities
50% Teaching and related dutiesDelivers four (quarter-long) courses each year in support of the CCE undergraduate and graduate curricula. Participates with faculty and administrative staff in curriculum development, course design, and course delivery strategies. Advises undergraduate and graduate students and participates in school- and college-level extended education efforts. Assesses student learning for each assigned course, each term, and prepares proper documentation in support of the accreditation process.

40% Research and scholarly activitiesResearch includes the development and leadership of a funded research program that is significant and visible. This includes writing proposals; conducting funded and unfunded research; presenting results at professional conferences, meetings, other institutions, and industry; and directing and mentoring doctoral and master’s students in all aspects of research and professional development. The scholarly expectations for this position lie in the discovery of new knowledge and understanding, the integration of knowledge leading to new interpretations or applications, and the dissemination of knowledge via peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and, when appropriate, via development of new technologies, materials, methods, educational approaches, or filing patents.

10% ServiceA balance of institutional and professional service is expected. Institutional service includes participation in school committees, faculty meetings, and outreach activities, as well as in college and university committees. Professional service includes conference organization and program committee service for professional societies, peer review service for journals and conference proceedings, proposal review service, and journal editorships.

Cooperation with school faculty and staff to promote achievement of college and university goals in relation to building a more inclusive and collaborative community, centered on student success, is expected. Specific workload assignments are at the discretion of the school head.

What You Will Need
Minimum/Required Qualifications for all ranks (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor):

  • PhD in Ocean or Coastal Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, or closely related discipline.
  • Record of high-impact scholarly work, commensurate with experience, in the area of nearshore or coastal-ocean computational modeling with potential to build an externally funded research program.
  • A commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our professional community.
  • Articulated vision for being an effective educator and mentor within the School of Civil and Construction Engineering.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


Additional Minimum/Required Qualifications at the ranks of Associate/Full Professor:

  • Distinction in teaching as evidenced by a record of sustained effectiveness.
  • Record of high-impact scholarly work that is internationally recognized.
  • Demonstrated record of professional leadership in their area of specialization.
  • For candidates seeking to be hired at a rank other than Assistant Professor, they should meet the OSU teaching, advising, research and service criteria for appointment at the desired rank (see the OSU Faculty Handbook for details). OSU will consider previous years of experience at other, similar institutions towards timelines for rank or tenure promotions.

What We Would Like You to Have
Preferred Qualifications at all ranks:

  • Demonstrated record of nearshore or coastal-ocean modeling using GPUs.
  • Compelling plan for a high impact research program.
  • Collegial collaborator with the ability to effectively participate in or lead interdisciplinary teams.
  • Research program that complements existing activities at Oregon State University.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
Primarily office work but may also require field work or laboratory work

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 8/15/2024. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) A Cover Letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) Statement of Research

4) Statement of Teaching

5) Publications

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact:
Kathy Westberg

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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