Instructor in Geotechnical Engineering

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Oregon State University

School of Civil and Construction Engineering

Instructor in Geotechnical Engineering

This Instructor position will teach courses primarily in geotechnical engineering and other lower-division civil engineering topics in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) at Oregon State University. The successful candidate may be offered opportunity to pursue research funding within their field of expertise. While not required for the position, these additional opportunities reflect the college’s understanding of the critical nature of ongoing professional growth and development for all.

One of five schools in the College of Engineering, CCE is committed to advancing knowledge in the built environment. CCE offers B.S., M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and B.S. degrees in Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering Management. CCE currently enrolls approximately 800 undergraduate and 180 graduate students. The 40+ current faculty have specializations in architectural engineering, construction engineering management, engineering education, geomatics engineering, geotechnical engineering, infrastructure materials engineering, ocean and coastal engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. 

Minimum/Required Qualifications

By date of employment, you must have earned a doctoral degree with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering or a master’s degree with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering plus significant professional and/or university teaching experience. You must possess the knowledge and ability to teach courses in geotechnical engineering. You must be committed to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. You must be an effective communicator. 

The above are the minimum/required qualifications for hiring at the rank of Instructor. Additional preferred qualifications include experience teaching at the college or university level, experience developing and delivering courses via an online modality, and professional experience related to civil and construction engineering practice.


OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land Grant, Sea Grant, Sun Grant, and Space Grant designations and is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive university. Located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Corvallis is a dynamic university town with a culture that celebrates innovation, green values, and close access to a variety of outdoor recreation. With its diverse population and landscape, Corvallis is ranked as one of the safest, greenest, and best college towns in the U.S. The city offers year-round cultural and outdoor activities. Not only is it an hour from the Oregon Coast, but it is also two hours from the nearest ski slope, and there are over 60 miles of biking and hiking trails in town and close by.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.  

Timeline and Application

Applications received on or before April 30, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered thru June 30, 2021. A complete application will include: 

  1. Letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position (1–2 pages).
  2. Curriculum Vitae (no length restriction).
  3. Teaching statement that outlines your teaching beliefs and practices (1–2 pages).
  4. Diversity statement that explains how your education, training, and/or lived experience will help build an inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community (1–2 pages).
  5. Names and contact information of three references (1 page).

For additional information please visit the OSU Jobs website at  and search under “Sch of Civil/Constr Engr (ECC)” or by Posting Number P04239UF.

Additional information about the School of Civil and Construction Engineering may be found at  Please direct inquiries to Prof. Armin Stuedlein, Search Committee Chair at




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