Dr. Just is the Faculty Advisor for the UI Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA and Bridges to Prosperity (aka Continental Crossings) and he coordinates the UI International Engineering Service Program. Dr. Just was awarded the David J. Skorton Award for Staff Excellence in Public Service in 2010 and he also received the International Studies Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2011.

Dr. Just is the Director of the Community Engagement Core for the Iowa Superfund Basic Research Center. The Community Engagement Core facilitates partnerships and communications with project stakeholders in East Chicago, Indiana, Columbus Junction, Iowa, within the Army Corps of Engineers, with the East Chicago Waterways Management District and many other entities.