Multiple Faculty Positions in the UC Water Cluster

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Cincinnati
Job Description: 

Multiple Faculty Positions in the UC Water Cluster
University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce three tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of environmental microbiology, environmental chemistry and physical hydrology. These positions are part of the Water Cluster Hiring Initiative that will hire six new tenure-track faculty to strengthen interdisciplinary programs in water research, education and outreach. The Water Cluster hires represent a joint initiative between the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), and the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).

Building on our research and innovation strengths, UC's Cluster Hiring Initiative supports existing and emerging partnerships within and between colleges, divisions and areas. In partnership with the Vice President of Research, the Provost's cluster hiring investments harness the power of faculty members focused on solving the world's biggest challenges through leading-edge research and interdisciplinary collaborations that erase boundaries and embrace creative, bold ideas.

Designed to attract top-quality faculty from around the world, UC's Clusters represent the university's commitment to investing in faculty and interdisciplinary problem-solving. UC's Water Cluster establishes our region as a national and global leader in water research, education and outreach centered on integrated water resources management within and across natural and engineered systems. By bringing water planning and management experts together, the Water Cluster provides a supportive platform for new approaches to environmental sustainability.

A job description for each the specific positions follow; please see the Provost's website http://www.uc.edu/provost/initiatives/cluster-hiring-initative for more information about the Cluster Hiring initiative and visit https://jobs.uc.edu for a listing of all open positions.

Environmental Microbiology of Aquatic Systems. We seek to hire an Assistant Professor with research interests in environmental microbiology. Emphasis is placed on understanding the broad factors affecting aquatic ecosystems in natural and urban settings from local to regional scales. Specific areas of interest may include natural and human-influenced dynamics of microbial communities, the detection and mitigation of waterborne pathogens, algal blooms, and/or biofilms. Candidates using metagenomics/bioinformatics approaches to answer these questions are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will complement the three broad areas of interest within the water cluster, including human impacts on the global hydrologic cycle, urban water and wastewater systems, and linkages between water and energy systems. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology/microbiology or a closely related field, with an expected home department of Biological Sciences and/or Environmental Engineering. (Apply to: UC Requisition ID #14821).

Environmental Aquatic Chemistry. We seek to hire an Assistant Professor with research areas that include, but not limited to fate and transport of emerging contaminants, endocrine disruptors, and consumer product chemicals in the aquatic environment. Specific areas of interest include environmental trace analysis of organic compounds in environmental and biological samples using liquid and gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometers (LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS). Expertise and experience in analytical methods development, chemical cycling, bioavailability and modeling and the application to environmental research approaches are considered strong assets. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry/engineering or a closely related field, with an expected home department of Environmental Engineering and/or Chemistry. (Apply to: UC Requisition ID #15545).

Physical Hydrology of Surface and Subsurface Waters. We seek to hire an Assistant Professor with a demonstrated expertise in modeling groundwater flow and contaminant transport, and with a proficiency in groundwater field techniques. While the hire will be encouraged to address problems of global through regional significance, the expectation is that the successful candidate will focus a portion of their research and education activities on the university's Great Miami Groundwater Observatory (GMGWO). The GMGWO is designed to both monitor and research the exchange of water and contaminants between Great Miami River and the underlying and adjacent Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer System, a sole source aquifer for most of the 2.5 million residents of the drainage basin (http://ucfieldstudies.wpengine.com/observatory/). The successful candidate should also complement areas of interest within the university's Water Cluster Initiative, including human impacts on the global hydrologic cycle, urban water and wastewater systems, and/or linkages between water and energy systems. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geology/environmental engineering or a closely related field, with an expected home department of Geology and/or Environmental Engineering. (Apply to: UC Requisition ID #14163)

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally-recognized externally-funded research program; provide excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and education; and contribute to scholarly activities performed within academic communities across the university. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute in meaningful ways to interdisciplinary research and educational activities that complement and are synergistic within the Water Cluster.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in the specified or closely related discipline is required. Candidates will be evaluated based on their alignment within the Water Cluster and on their academic credentials, their record of research, teaching and scholarly activities and potential for success in developing a funded research program and making contributions in research, teaching and service to the field.

Appointment: The positions are anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. However, exceptional Associate and Full Professor candidates will be considered based upon credentials. Successful candidates will have a primary appointment in one of six departments in CEAS, A&S, and DAAP with potential secondary appointments in other appropriate programs within and outside these departments. The primary Departments include:

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Architectural Engr and Construction Management

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Geography
Department of Geology

College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

School of Planning

Proposed Start Date: Aug 15, 2017 or as negotiated

To Apply: For full consideration, please complete our online application, submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita that includes a list of recent publications; a list of four references with address, email and phone contact information; and a detailed research (3 page maximum) and educational (2 page maximum) plan; and a personal statement summarizing your contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity and inclusion, as they relate to teaching, research and mentoring (1 page maximum) to the appropriate job requisition ID (listed above). All application materials must be submitted electronically to the University of Cincinnati's on-line application system at https://jobs.uc.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017. However, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. For questions about the positions, please contact the appropriate individual listed below:

Environmental Microbiology: Prof. Ron DeBry (ron.debry@uc.edu)
Environmental Aquatic Chemistry: Ms. Bethany Mitchell (bethany.mitchell@uc.edu)
Physical Hydrology: Prof. David Nash (david.nash@uc.edu)

EEO/AA: The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

The University of Cincinnati is the recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

 

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