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College of Science and Engineering

Faculty Recruiting


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin September 2017. Candidates with educational, research or industrial experience in structural engineering are encouraged to apply.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is housed within the College of Science and Engineering.  The undergraduate civil engineering program is ABET accredited and supports the university’s mission of educating the whole person, professional formation and empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring students; an established record of research; and a genuine desire to contribute to the mission of Seattle University. Candidates having expertise with teaching in an online or hybrid environment are encouraged to apply.  Responsibilities will include teaching, maintaining an active research program and providing service to the university. Primary teaching responsibilities will include a variety of undergraduate and graduate structural engineering courses as well as advising a yearlong, industry-sponsored senior design project.

Requirements: a Ph.D. in structural engineering, civil engineering or a closely related field. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) or completion of the FE examination with plans to pursue PE registration, and professional experience are desirable.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Submit applications through, including a cover letter summarizing qualifications and potential contributions to Seattle University; curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be solicited upon completion of application.

Application review will begin December 12, 2016. Open until filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Katie Kuder at Additional information about our department is available at: