The Department of Civil Engineering at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in engineering mechanics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Primary duties and responsibilities consist of teaching, research and service/outreach. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate engineering mechanics courses with enrollment composed primarily of Civil and Mechanical Engineering students. Research responsibilities consist of developing an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program in engineering mechanics with a connection to snow and ice science. Candidates considered at the Associate Professor level will be expected to assume an immediate leadership role and foster growth in snow and ice mechanics and cold environment research.
The CE Department has 17 tenured or tenure-track faculty and offers ABET-accredited baccalaureate programs in both civil engineering and construction engineering technology, and graduate programs at the Master’s and PhD levels. The Department has approximately 660 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. The Department is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering mechanics for the College of Engineering (COE). Research opportunities within the Department are enhanced by ties with the Western Transportation Institute (WTI) and the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), as well the resources available in the Subzero Science and Engineering Research Facility (SSERF), all of which are part of the College of Engineering (COE).
The COE has maintained an international reputation in the field of snow and ice mechanics since the early 1970’s in studies dealing with snow and ice structure, metamorphism and avalanches. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and enhance the snow and ice mechanics program. The SSERF, which is housed in the CE Department, was constructed in 2008. It provides a focal point for leading interdisciplinary and synergistic cryosphere research and education endeavors. With the interdisciplinary nature of the SSERF, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in other engineering departments and in other disciplines.
MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000, nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities that include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest, with Yellowstone National Park just 90 miles away. The regional airport located just outside of Bozeman is served by several national airlines connecting to cities and major airport hubs.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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