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Instructional Faculty

[C14-061] - Engineering (Structural): Assistant Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Brenda Zhou
Phone: (860) 832-1815

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University’s Engineering Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014. This position is open at the Assistant Professor level; however, applicants with exceptional qualifications and teaching experience may be considered at the Associate Professor level. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach a variety of engineering courses with civil structural focus, independently develop and run associated hands-on laboratory exercises, mentor undergraduate and graduate student research in the engineering program, actively engage in scholarly activity, develop and maintain an applied research agenda, participate in assessment activities for all ABET accredited programs, and participate in service activities for the University, local community and professional organizations. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with focus on structural engineering by the date of appointment;
  • Extensive background in structural analysis and design;
  • Two years of relevant full-time professional experience in structural engineering;
  • A Professional Engineering (P.E.) license within three years of appointment;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; and,
  • Commitment to serving a culturally and ethnically diverse university community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in EAC of ABET accredited civil engineering programs;
  • Expertise and experience to teach civil engineering structural courses, i.e., design of structural concrete, steel and timber;
  • Demonstrated record of outstanding teaching, scholarly activities, advising, service, and experience in developing and/or maintaining structural and civil materials laboratories;
  • Experience working with industry and both undergraduate and graduate students in applied research with record of successful external funding; and,
  • Ability to teach engineering technical writing and presentation

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  1. Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. Concise statements of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum);
  4. Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers;
  5. Unofficial transcripts
  6. ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion.

No hard or emailed copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Bin (Brenda) Zhou, Search Committee Chair, at




CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.