Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of the Practice – Civil Engineering



Job description


Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering

Position Overview
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at the University of Kansas (KU) is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice in the areas of structural engineering and engineering mechanics. The candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by time of appointment.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering has a long history of excellence in the field of structural engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in structural engineering and engineering mechanics. The candidate’s specific area(s) of specialty are meant to enhance and complement ongoing programs and existing expertise in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department.

The University of Kansas School of Engineering ( has undergone a significant expansion while taking explicit care to maintain and improve the high-quality student programs the university is known for. The effort involved a multi-faceted approach aimed at growing our facilities, faculty, leadership, research and, most important, supporting students, as it helps industry partners find the new talent, designs and techniques they need to fuel economic growth and business success. The Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering ( currently has 26 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and three professors of practice, approximately 400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students, with programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

KU is a comprehensive educational and research-intensive AAU institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system, with 28,500 students and 2,800 faculty members. Opened in 1866, KU’s main campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, occupying 1,000 acres on Mount Oread in Lawrence, a thriving city of 95,000, located 30 minutes west of Kansas City in the forested hills of eastern Kansas.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU’s vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society.  The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world.  Additional information is available at

Job Description
80% Teaching -Teach courses totaling 12 credit hours per semester in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in Architectural Engineering (ARCE) and Civil Engineering (CE) programs in engineering mechanics and structural engineering analysis and design. Teaching responsibilities include enhancing and improving curriculum and advising students on course selection.

20% Service – Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve on graduate committees and other departmental committees, work with student organizations, and collaborate with faculty and staff in enhancing the curriculum, recruiting highly qualified students, and with promotional activities. Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair, such as providing general internal service at KU at the department, school and university levels.

Required Qualifications
For Assistant Professor-of-the-Practice:

  1. An ABET-accredited Master’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering, or a closely related discipline
  2. Licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  3. Ability to develop and teach courses in engineering mechanics and structural engineering analysis and design
  4. At least 10 years of practical experience in structural engineering.

For Associate Professor-of-the-Practice, all the above for Assistant level and at least 15 years of practical experience in structural engineering.

For Full Professor-of-the-Practice, all the above for Assistant level and at least 20 years of practical experience in structural engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in promoting educational programs and recruiting students.
  2. Teaching experience in the following areas: structural analysis, structural design, engineering mechanics
  3. Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others

Contact Information to Applicants
David Darwin – [email protected]

How to apply

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete online application will include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:

  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application review will begin May 25, 2022 and continue until a qualified pool of applications is identified.