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Montana State University Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 21065

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Alison Todd 406-994-2111 or

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering

Brief Position Overview

The faculty position to be filled is a full-time tenure track appointment with primary responsibilities in teaching, research, and service/outreach. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the CE program, and utilize synergistic opportunities with the ChBE and CBE programs.

Duties will include teaching courses consistent with the applicant’s background, developing a nationally recognized research program with extramural funding, and participating in professional/service activities. Candidates considered at the Associate Professor level will be expected to assume an immediate leadership role and foster growth in the Environmental Engineering graduate and undergraduate programs.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Number 4A3080

Department Civil Engineering

Division College of Engineering

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year


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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The Department of Civil Engineering (CE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Engineering. CE offers BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The College of Engineering offers a PhD degree in Engineering with an Environmental Engineering option. Research opportunities within the Environmental Engineering program are enhanced through collaboration with research centers and institutes including:

  • the Center for Biofilm Engineering ( CBE ), an NSF -funded Engineering Research Center dedicated to multidisciplinary research, education, and technology transfer related to problems and opportunities associated with microbial biofilms.

  • The Energy Research Institute ( ERI ) involves faculty across MSU in collaborative efforts to encourage, develop and manage energy-related research at MSU

  • the Montana Engineering Education Research Center ( MEERC ) includes faculty throughout MSU in transforming engineering through interdisciplinary, empirical research

The Environmental Engineering program has recently received a National Science Foundation Revolutionizing Engineering Departments ( NSF RED ) grant to develop an integrated, project based, collaboratively taught curriculum that will prepare students to meet the grand challenges of the future. Candidates will be expected to actively participate in this transformational opportunity.

Since increasing the diversity of the engineering profession is a strategic priority for the MSU College of Engineering, women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instruction and advising of undergraduate students in the Environmental and Civil Engineering curriculum and graduate students in Environmental Engineering;

  • Participation, promotion and further development of the Environmental Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs;

  • Fully participate in the NSF RED project to transform Environmental Engineering education at MSU ;

  • Development of a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program;

  • Production of scholarly works and;

  • Participation in professional/service/outreach activities.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering or closely related field;

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the department;

  • Ability to develop an externally funded research program including evidence of scholarly achievements;

  • For appointment at the Associate level, demonstrated prior performance commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Academic and/or professional experience;

  • Research experience in environmental engineering topics that include but are not limited to microbial and chemical processes in water supply and wastewater systems, sustainable systems, environmental biotechnology, engineering education or other emerging environmental issues.

  • Experience with or demonstrated ability to assume a leadership role in Environmental Engineering undergraduate and graduate program development.

  • Ability to become registered as a Professional Engineer within five years from date of employment is desired.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual breadth and depth to the department.

  • Dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University’s initiative for diversity, equity and inclusiveness

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Department

The College

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University ( ( MSU ) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.

MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana ( , an extended community of about 70,000 nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs, Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams and the Gallatin National Forest. The Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport is served by several major airlines and is the busiest airport in the state.

Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each year. Bozeman is listed as one of National Geographic’s “World’s 25 Best Ski Towns.” ranked Bozeman #2 on the list of American Dreamtowns – small towns that offer the best quality of life without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area combine to make Bozeman one of America’s most desirable university towns. Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of Yellowstone National Park

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Spring 2022 or Fall 2022

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on October 15, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; ( .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU ’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: