Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Howard University

Tenure-track and tenured positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels

Howard University
College of Engineering and Architecture
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The College of Engineering and Architecture at Howard University is entering an exciting, new phase of transformation and is in the process of hiring open-rank faculty. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for tenure-track and tenured positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels to begin in January 2024 in Environmental, Geotechnical, and Structural Engineering. Candidates are sought with expertise in emerging and transformative areas of civil engineering, who also have interests in independent and collaborative research on the following areas:

Environmental Engineering: Potential areas of research interest include but are not limited to Water Treatment and Reuse; Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery; Air Quality and Atmospheric Modeling; Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change, Urban Water Sustainability, Resilient Environmental Infrastructure; Food-Energy-Water Nexus.

Geotechnical Engineering: Potential areas of research interest include but are not limited to Sustainable Geo-Infrastructure, Environmental Geotechnics, Bio-Geotechnics, Geotechnical Hazards Engineering, Geotechnical Flood Protection Systems, Geotechnical Impacts of Climate Change, Sustainable Energy and Carbon Sequestration, and other New Frontiers in Geotechnical Engineering.

Structural Engineering: Potential areas of research interest include but are not limited to Prestressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridges and Buildings. Infrastructure Resilience, Innovations in the Built Environment in Response to Natural and Man-Made Hazards and Impact of Climate Change. Performance-Based Structural Engineering and Design. Evaluation of Structural Behavior under Natural Hazards Events Including Windstorms, Tornadoes and Hurricanes.

Transportation Engineering: Highway Design, Traffic Operations and Safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Planning, Traffic Modeling and Simulation, Crash Data Analysis, Construction Project Management, and Transportation Planning.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful applicants will: 1) establish an externally funded research program; 2) advise, mentor, train, and support graduate and undergraduate students in research and professional development; 3) work with regional and government agencies on basic and applied research; 4) work on interdisciplinary teams to tackle pressing problems in civil engineering; and 5) promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University.

About Howard University:
Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research-intensive, and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students providing research and advancement to impact Black communities. Additional information about the department is available at

Qualifications Required:

  • • An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field
    • Promise of success in securing competitive external funding
    • Success in scientific/engineering research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
    • Capacity and ability for excellence in teaching and mentoring
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University
    • Hold a PE license or the ability to obtain one.

How to Apply:
Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and contact information for five references.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Lorraine Fleming and submitted electronically as a single PDF file to

For full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should indicate their incoming rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) at the time of submitting their application. The proposed start date is January 1, 2024.

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