Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering

Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering

Category: Faculty       
Department: WIU QC Engineering
Locations: Moline, IL
Posted: Mar 17, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August, 2021

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in transportation and water resources; assess, evaluate and report on the achievement of EAC-ABET Student Learning Outcomes, Program Objectives and Curriculum; serve on school, college and university committees; maintain regular office hours; foster corporate and community alliances; assist in efforts to recruit and retain students; advise and mentor student organizations.

For a listing of the current curriculum see:

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate from an institution with an EAC-ABET accredited Civil Engineering program; demonstrated expertise in transportation and water resources with ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in transportation, highway design, urban development, hydrology and hydraulics; distinguished record in teaching, scholarship and service with demonstrated interest in an area of research that aligns with the WIU School of Engineering; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with multiple constituencies and across diverse engineering disciplines. Must be a US Citizen or a permanent resident of the US. Must be able to pass a back-ground check and obtain a security clearance.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in EAC-ABET accreditation assessment, evaluation and reporting processes; Professional Engineering registration and experience relevant to the civil engineering disciplines included in the WIU Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree (Solid Mechanics, Geotechnical, Structures, Transportation, Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources); proficiency with engineering curriculum and course development; experience with student recruitment and retention; a record of involvement in professional societies and community relations; experience in other engineering disciplines such as water quality, welding, etc.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE SCHOOL: The School of Engineering was established in August of 2009 in the Quad Cities and began offering a general engineering degree with five tracks, one of which was a civil engineering track, at the junior level. Within two years the School began offering all four years of undergraduate studies. In January 2017 the School began offering a mechanical engineering degree with first graduates in May 2017. In August of 2019, the Trustees and the Illinois Board of Higher Education authorized both an electrical and civil engineering degree. The first class was offered in fall semester 2019. The School of Engineering works closely with industry partners, business development entities, and the Quad Cities Innovation Center to provide students with a hands-on design experience in support of regional organizations. Our senior design projects typically involve real projects where students work with or within companies.

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

5) a brief statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of teaching ability

6) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on April 17, 2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Blair J. McDonald at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at

To apply, visit