Hydrology and Water Resources

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Tufts University
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at the level of Assistant Professor. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor depending on experience and accomplishments. Candidates must possess a doctorate degree in hydrology, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, engineering systems, or a related interdisciplinary field.

We seek applicants with expertise in the area of hydrology and water resources, whose research interests relate to complex water challenges facing society – including but not limited to food-energywater nexus, issues of scales and uncertainties, impacts of changing climate, and issues related to water resources access, allocation and management. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven record of scholarship and a focus on theory-practice synthesis. Principal responsibilities include the establishment of an externally-funded research program, graduate and undergraduate instruction and mentorship, and University and professional service. The successful candidate will join our Environmental and Water Resources Engineering program with strengths in hydrology, groundwater remediation, water quality modeling, water diplomacy, and contaminant fate and transport. The position offers considerable opportunity for collaboration in several interdisciplinary programs and organizations including Water: Systems, Science, and Society, Water Diplomacy, Tufts Institute of the Environment, and the Stockholm Environment Institute U.S. Office.

The Tufts School of Engineering (SOE) distinguishes itself by the interdisciplinary focus and integrative nature of its engineering education and research programs, within the intellectually rich environment of both a “Research 1” university and a top-ranked undergraduate institution. The past ten years have been a period of extraordinary growth for SOE at Tufts, with recruitment of over half of its current tenured and tenure-track faculty members and a more than three-fold increase in research productivity. Tufts offers the best of a liberal arts college atmosphere, coupled with the intellectual and technological resources of a major research university. Home to seven graduate and professional schools across three campuses, Tufts University prides itself on its culture of cross-school partnerships. Located on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, only six miles from historic downtown Boston, SOE faculty members have extensive opportunities for academic and industrial collaboration, as well as participation in the rich intellectual life of the region.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Professor Shafiqul Islam, search committee chair; Shafiqul.Islam@tufts.edu. Candidates should submit their application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and objectives, and contact
information for three references through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/38646.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled; applications submitted after December 1 are also welcome. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.