Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Lowa State University
United States

Position Title:

Foundation Engineering Lecturer (CCEE)



Appointment Type:




Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:


The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer to teach foundation engineering, CE 460. The course focuses on the fundamentals of foundation engineering, exploration, sampling and in-situ tests, shallow and deep foundations, settlement and bearing capacity analyses, stability of excavations, and earth retaining structures and includes a design project. This course must be taught in-person.


A person holding this faculty position will be responsible for coordinating and teaching CE 460, Foundation Engineering.  This part-time term faculty position is a 1/4 full-time equivalent, 9-month position for an initial one-semester term with the potential for renewal.  Term faculty members are not eligible for tenure but have the potential to be reviewed for advancement into senior ranks.


Candidates are expected to have an excellent record of achievement in teaching or engineering practice in civil, construction, or environmental engineering or a closely related discipline.  They are expected to exhibit excellent communication skills and share in our commitment to achieving excellence through Iowa State’s Principles of Community. 


The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this position must hold a degree(s) in civil or geotechnical engineering, or related engineering degree.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous teaching experience and/or engineering practice in civil, construction, or environmental engineering or a closely related discipline

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Evidence of commitment to Iowa State’s Principles of Community.

  • Professional engineering licensure in the United States, or the ability to become licensed. 


Department/Program & College Description:


About the Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Program

The CCEE Department offers B.S. degree programs in civil engineering, civil engineering with environmental emphasis, construction engineering, and environmental engineering, plus M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in civil engineering and maintains externally funded research of more than $18 million annually. CCEE is committed to diversity among faculty, staff and students who can enrich University objectives in the areas of research, teaching and service.


About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University Extensive. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. The College of Engineering consists of eight departments with annual research expenditures exceeding $105 million.


Iowa State University is located in Ames, IA, a progressive community of 66,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the Midwest, and is beaming with community pride and accolades.


Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. Diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university expects that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.


Department Unit/Website:

For more information on our program visit www.ccee.iastate.edu.



Proposed Start Date:

August 16, 2023



Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

December 31, 2023



Number of Months Employed Per Year:

09 Month Work Period



Time Type:

Part time



Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  However, to receive full consideration, application materials should be received by June 28, 2023.  All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at jobs.iastate.edu.


The following documents are required to be submitted as four separate PDF files (one for each required item numbered below): 

  • Letter of application that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the required and preferred qualifications.

  • Curriculum Vitae or resume

  • Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and other pertinent information

  • One-page statement explaining your qualifications to teach the foundation engineering course described above and how you would bring your experience into the course


Direct questions to cceesearch@iastate.edu or call 515-294-1676.



Original Posting Date:

June 21, 2023




Posting Close Date:

June 28, 2023



Job Requisition Number:



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