Environmental Engineering

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
All ranks
Job Institution: 
Kansas State University
Job Description: 

Kansas State University
Department of Civil Engineering
Tenure Track Faculty Position

Position: The Department of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the Environmental Engineering area. The position may be filled at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The department is seeking highly qualified candidates with specialization in advanced physical, chemical, or biological processes and potential to address and catalyze innovations at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Outstanding candidates will be considered for open endowed positions in the department. Applicants from underrepresented groups in engineering including women are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 1, 2016 and the screening will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 2017.  

Required Qualifications: Candidates should have:

  • BS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering or related fields
  • Ability to develop an active, externally funded research program, and effectively manage research projects and student/staff researchers.
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate with constituents beyond the department and college.
  • Versatility to develop new courses in the area of expertise supporting the department’s graduate program as well as teach undergraduate courses in civil engineering.
  • Willingness to serve the department, institution, and profession through active participation in committees and professional societies.
  • Eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: Additionally, ideal candidates will have:

  • Related teaching and/or work experience.
  • Ability to effectively engage students outside class such as during advising sessions or as faculty advisor to student competition teams or organizations.
  • Desire to pursue professional licensure.

The Department: Established in 1907, the Department of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University has a rich tradition of teaching excellence coupled with interdisciplinary and collaborative research. The department offers an ABET accredited BS degree, as well as MS and PhD programs, and participates in the university’s off-campus master’s degree program.  The department currently has 15 faculty positions, enrolls approximately 300 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students.  Active research and teaching programs exist in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation/materials, and water resources engineering.  The department is currently housed in a new, state-of-the-art building (Fiedler Hall) with excellent laboratories for research and teaching. Related opportunities exist to work with industry in the Kansas City area at K-State's Olathe Innovation Campus. Several centers and multidisciplinary programs exist to facilitate collaboration (www.ksu.edu/directories/research-facilities.html). The department has nationally recognized ASCE and Chi Epsilon Student Chapters. Additional information is available at www.ce.ksu.edu

The University: The department plays an integral role in K-State’s College of Engineering, which is the largest and most comprehensive engineering college in Kansas with a strong commitment to diversity and enrollment of approximately 3,500 undergraduates and 500 graduate students (www.engg.ksu.edu). The College of Engineering is undergoing rapid expansion and will be hiring 35 additional faculty over the next five years.  K-State is a Land Grant University and is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Intensive Institution and has been ranked among the top state and private institutions of higher education in Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholars since 1986. Current enrollment is over 24,000 students.  K-State has been selected as the future home of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF); this $1.25 billion research facility will provide research infrastructure to protect the country’s food supply and agriculture economy.

How to Apply: 

The applicants can complete the application process at the following link, and click on “Apply Now” at the bottom of the job posting http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/497693/assistant-professor-associate-professor-or-professor-in-civil-engineering

Complete applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research objectives and teaching philosophy, and the contact information of at least three professional references.  Inquiries and applications will be confidential.  The names of finalists who come to the campus for interviews will be announced publicly

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

The Community: Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, a progressive university community that is the principal city of Manhattan-Junction City, Kansas Combined Statistical Area which, as of 2014, had an estimated population of 134,804, making it the fourth largest urban area in Kansas. Manhattan is located in the scenic Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas (see www.manhattan.org). The community offers a friendly and safe environment. It also features excellent housing, outstanding schools, excellent parks and recreation facilities, a wide variety of shopping and dining establishments, and short commute times. For domestic and international travel, Manhattan has jet service with five daily flights to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago O’Hare airports.