Tenure Track Faculty - Structural Engineering (Civil Engineering)

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Engineering

COLLEGE: Engineering and Computer Science

DEPARTMENT: Civil Engineering

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor


The Department of Civil Engineering is one of five departments in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The Department has 14 full-time faculty members who serve almost 800 undergraduate majors and 60 graduate students including almost 70 percent of students of color. The Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs in civil engineering. In 2021, the Department was ranked 8th among non-doctorate granting institutions by the U.S. News & World Report. The Department is thriving with its diverse student population, diverse faculty, and strong industry and alumni support.


The position is expected to be a probationary, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering starting in Fall 2024. Starting salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience as well as educational preparation, university-level teaching experience, and record of scholarship and service.


Duties will include:

(1) effectively teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate levels,

(2) advising diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, developing curriculum, and other instructionally-related duties,

(3) developing and engaging in scholarly activities, including applied research and externally-funded projects,

(4) developing and supervising Master’s student research,

(5) working cooperatively with a diverse student population and with faculty colleagues on department, college, and university-wide committees, and

(6) providing service to the institution and community, as Sacramento State strives to serve as an Anchor Institution to the surrounding community.

Teaching responsibilities include structural engineering courses (both lecture and laboratory courses) and other classes in the Civil Engineering Department in the B.S. and M.S. Civil Engineering degree programs.


Education: An earned doctorate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field with an emphasis in structural engineering. ABD applicants will be accepted. If ABD, all requirements for the degree must be completed by August 2024. 

Special Knowledge and Abilities: A strong background in structural engineering and a commitment and ability to provide quality teaching, measured by past teaching, research, or coursework, are required. Candidate should demonstrate knowledge and commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, and service; be able to work with diverse students and colleagues; create inclusive classrooms; and apply a variety of teaching methods. Applicant must be effective in technical communication skills and be able to relate theory to practice.

Experience: Applicant must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to the appointment date. A certificate of passing of the FE exam must be presented by August 2024.


All applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered. The department is primarily interested in candidates with expertise and research experience that includes laboratory testing in structural engineering and the ability to help manage the structural engineering laboratory facilities at Sacramento State. Other preferred / desired qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professional registration as a Civil Engineer, and the ability to seek registration as a Structural Engineer
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Professional practice experience in structural engineering
  • Experience developing an applied research program that engages graduate and undergraduate students
  • Knowledge of structural engineering issues in California

The department reminds applicants that only the required qualifications must be met to apply.


Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2023. While priority will be given to applications received by the December 1st deadline, the position will remain open and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 To be considered, submit all required materials listed below to the Sacramento State Careers webpage (  

Candidate must include the following attachments with the application:

  • Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications (maximum one page)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service. In particular, the department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues, success in creating inclusive classrooms, and experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives. (max 2 pages)
  • Teaching Philosophy: Statement of teaching interests and any related experience (maximum 2 pages)
  • Scholarly Research: Statement of research interests and plans to pursue them (maximum 2 pages)

Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three recent references familiar with teaching or scholarly work will need to be entered in application.


The estimated salary range for this position is $88,000 - $105,000, with an anticipated annual salary of $93,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

 “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning. 

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

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The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

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