Environmental Engineering

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
Texas Tech University
Job Description: 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY -The Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the general area of Environmental Engineering. This position is expected to be filled at the assistant professor level, but outstanding candidates will also be considered at the associate and full professor levels. The University is supporting a major water initiative with an emphasis on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. This imitative includes the recent appointment of Dr. Danny Reible (NAE) to the Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair and the significant expansion of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering in the areas of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. This initiative includes the hiring of up to five new faculty and more than 20,000 ft2 of laboratory and office space in the Maddox Engineering Research Center that opened September 2016. Research areas of special interest include contaminant chemistry, fate, transport and/or treatment, or environmental sustainability with applications to water quality and quantity.   Of particular interest are candidates that can bridge disciplines within and outside the Department. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Civil, Environmental, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop an externally-funded and internationally-recognized program of independent and collaborative research, (2) supervise graduate students, (3) teach undergraduate and graduate classes, (4) work across disciplinary boundaries, and (5) serve the Department, the College of Engineering, and the University. Industrial experience is not required but will be considered, and the successful candidate should be capable of achieving professional licensure. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to achieve the above expectations based on their publication records, past efforts and success in pursuing funding opportunities, past experience and performance in teaching, and past service records.  Other categories of evaluation will include the ability to articulate a plan to develop a sustainable research program and any other experience that directly relates to the above expectations.

 The Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department is served by 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty, including 8 current faculty specializing in environmental engineering, and awards bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering (BSCE) and Construction Engineering (BSConE), master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering, as well as a five-year professional Master of Environmental Engineering (MEnvE) degree. The BSCE, BSConE, and MEnvE degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Current enrollment is approximately 575 undergraduates, 100 MEnvE majors, and 100 master’s and doctoral students. The university has a total enrollment exceeding 36,000 students with a focus toward growth and was recently chosen as one of two new emerging universities by the State of Texas resulting in additional state support to achieve “Tier One” status. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the city is renowned for its friendly people, quality of life, pleasant climate, and commitment to the University. The compensation and start-up packages are highly competitive, on par with most other research-intensive institutions.

 Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2017. It is anticipated that the appointment will begin in the fall of 2017.

Additional information about the department is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ceweb/.

To apply, go to http://www.texastech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php and search for Requisition ID 9298BR.  Please upload (preferably in PDF format) [1] a cover letter, [2] detailed curriculum vita, and [3] other documents (as requested on the application website) including a statement of interests and professional goals, and the names, physical and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

 As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally-diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.