Clinical Assistant Professor- Civil Engineering

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Engineering and Architect

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Civil Engineering Department seeks to hire a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative and contribute significantly to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Department Overview:

Civil Engineering at Boise State University is an expansive discipline. Boise State offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with emphasis areas of environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources. Modern laboratories and computing facilities allow students to tackle innovative solutions to modern infrastructure issues while partnering with other Boise State departments such as Geosciences, Public Policy and Administration, Community and Regional Planning, and Political Science. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering at Boise State University.

Essential Functions:

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department (60-80% effort). This will include teaching the Civil Engineering Capstone design course and at least two other classes each semester. Emphasis is on high quality senior design instruction, which will require working with the professional community to procure suitable projects for the capstone design class and to recruit volunteers from the professional community to serve as mentors for students in the capstone design class. For the other two courses, the department is open to all civil engineering focus areas except geotechnical engineering. Optional summer teaching opportunities may be available. In addition, the candidate will contribute to the service mission of the Department (40-20% effort). Service assignments/opportunities will be determined by the needs of the department.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations

  • Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet required attendance and submission deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, and assess course learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc.) which enhance student interest and engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manage effective grading rubrics for consistent and uniform grading results.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student educational goals and to create graduation plans based on those goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage effective, friendly, and civil working relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and abstract thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work while working independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in civil engineering or a related field, teaching experience, professional experience, good communication skills, and involvement in professional organizations in your field. The most competitive candidates will be registered professional civil engineers (PE or SE).
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

When applying, include the following:

  • Cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications
  • CV or resume with employment history (including dates of employment)
  • One-page statement of teaching interests/teaching philosophy
  • One-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion statement
  • Three professional references with contact information

Closing Date:

This position will remain open until filled.



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