Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Construction Engineering or Transportation Engineering

The Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Department at Iowa State University (ISU) seeks candidates for a faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, in a strategic area of need in construction engineering or transportation engineering. 

Targeted areas of interest include, but are not limited to, construction information technology, innovative construction systems and methods, construction or transportation data analytics, connected/autonomous vehicles, freight, transportation planning/economics, and design of transportation facilities.

The successful candidate is envisioned to establish and sustain an externally funded research program and complement the current research and education efforts in the CCEE Department through interdisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise both graduate and undergraduate students, generate a scholarly publication record, participate in technical committees and outreach activities, and exhibit a commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Candidates should have strong communication skills and contribute to the mission of the department. For more information about our department’s engineering program, see

The CCEE Department offers B.S. degree programs in civil engineering, civil engineering with environmental engineering emphasis, and construction engineering plus M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in civil engineering and maintains externally funded research in excess of $16 million annually. CCEE is committed to diversity among faculty, staff, and students who can enrich University objectives in the areas of research, teaching and service.

Additional research collaboration opportunities are encouraged through Iowa State’s Institute for Transportation (InTrans), (, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (, Bioeconomy Institute (, as well as numerous other institutes and centers that exist on campus. InTrans ranks seventh among the top university‐based transportation research organizations in the United States with more than $20 million in annual expenditures from a variety of funding sources. InTranss faculty, researchers, and outreach professionals perform research, technology transfer, and education for public and private organizations, manage an academic‐enrichment program for graduate students, provide local, regional, and national outreach and continuing education services, and deliver regional and national conferences.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment.  We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Candidates for this position must hold a Ph.D. in civil engineering, or a closely related field.  The PhD must be conferred by employment start date. Associate Professor candidates must meet the university standards for appointment to the rank including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise. Full Professor candidates are required to have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in addition to the aforementioned requirements.

Preferred qualifications include a professional engineering license or the ability to become licensed, professional experience in a related field, a record of publication in related technical areas, evidence of strong communication skills, and evidence of a commitment to diversity/inclusivity.

Application Instructions: Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 9, 2018. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at, search for posting number 800206. The following documents must be submitted in PDF format: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one-page teaching statement, attached as “Other Document(s) 1,” 4) one-page research statement, attached as “Other Document(s) 2,” 5) contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and other pertinent information. Direct questions to, or call 515-294-1676.