Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor
Job Institution
Northeastern University
Job Description

Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

About the Opportunity

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University seeks outstanding candidates to fill a full-time non-tenure-track Teaching Professor position at the assistant, associate, or full teaching professor level with a focus on sustainable engineering solutions for challenges within the broad range of civil and environmental engineering applications including but not limited to novel green materials, innovations in structural design (e.g., dematerialization, use of low-carbon materials, design for redevelopment/retrofitting), carbon sequestration, renewable energy integration with urban infrastructure systems, innovation in construction, and climate adaptation and resilience in the built environment. Priority will be given to approaches that co-optimize with equity, environmental health, and environmental justice and/or with expertise that is aligned with university core foci such as AI/data science, urban sustainability, coastal systems, robotics, and use-inspired research. The intent of this broad search is that the Teaching Professor will support the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering's ongoing innovation in engineering curricula to meet future challenges facing global societies such as climate change, sea level rise, and continued urban population growth.

Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston and benefits from the intellectual and cultural vitality of an urban environment. Northeastern is a top-tier research university and premier experiential education institution, and is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. Northeastern is a pioneer in experiential education, anchored by a world-class cooperative education program at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A university-wide vision for use-inspired transformative research that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries has resulted in strong cross-departmental ties among the faculty, including joint and affiliate appointments across departments and colleges. The College of Engineering houses the Center for STEM Education, which promotes numerous outreach programs. The University support a Teaching with Technology initiative to meet needs for mobile classrooms. The Civil and Environmental Engineering department houses major research centers, including the NIH-sponsored program Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) and the NIH-sponsored Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE). Faculty enjoy collaboration with other research centers and clusters across the university, including the NSF-funded Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), the Institute for Experiential Robotics, the Institute for Experiential AI, the Network Science Institute (NSI), the Roux Institute, the Marine Science Center (MSC), the Coastal Sustainability Institute (CSI), the Global Resilience Institute (GRI), the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, the Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education, and entrepreneurship programs in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.


The main responsibility of the Teaching Professor position is high quality student-centered teaching, including course preparation, delivery, and assessment. The annual course responsibility is four to six courses depending on other activities performed for the department (e.g., graduate student recruiting; student advising; curriculum innovation). Course assignments may be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and may include related laboratory, recitation, or online sections, as well as Capstone Design or other project team advising. As the department continues developing innovative degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, there may be opportunities for developing new courses.

The Teaching Professor is also given the opportunity to participate in department, university, and professional service activities. The Teaching Professor may choose to initiate and undertake research and additional service activities, including, but not limited to advising undergraduate and graduate students, proposal development, curriculum development, student recruiting, e-learning, publications, and presentations. Such activities are encouraged and supported by the department.

The Teaching Professor position reports to the Department Chair. Appointments are made on an annual eight-month basis, with salary commensurate with experience.


A Doctorate degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or closely related field is required by the appointment start date. Excellent written and oral communication skills and evidence of teaching effectiveness is expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industrial expertise is desirable along with familiarity with latest electronic teaching tools and experiential e-learning.

Application must include cover letter, CV including teaching background, statement of teaching interests and objectives, and at least four references.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Ed Beighley at

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Additional Information

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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