Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Associate or Professor
Job Institution: 
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Job Description: 



Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Position Status:

Basic Function:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for the Alena and David M. Schwaber Professor of Environmental Engineering. The A.D.M. Schwaber Professorship is a senior-level position to be filled at the Associate or Professor rank in one of two areas: Water Resources Sustainability - (to address sustainable water solutions in areas such as water supply, storm water, resilient water systems, system impacts from global warming, and/or green engineering) or Environmental Microbiology -(as applied to areas such as water supply and human health, bioremediation, biological treatment, and/or drinking water pathogens). This person is expected to lead multidisciplinary research initiatives that span science across engineering policy.

The successful candidate will join a group of faculty in WPI's Environmental Engineering Program and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department who are dedicated to the development of innovative research and exceptional project-based educational programs that complement our Department's current initiatives and strengths (http://www.wpi.edu/+CEE) and align with WPI's strategic plan (http://wp.wpi.edu/strategicplan).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering or a closely related engineering field. A professional engineering license or the ability to obtain one is also desirable. The successful applicant must have a proven record of funding in one of these areas, and a vision for collaborative interaction across many related disciplines. The ideal candidate would have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and must have a strong interest in innovative project based teaching methods and curriculum development to support the environmental engineering program.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation's oldest technological universities. It is a private university with a student body of over 4,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. The Institute's innovative project-enriched, interdisciplinary curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of its global project centers. A recent Wall Street Journal survey ranks WPI number one nationally as the institution that best combines research and teaching. College Factual - USA Today also lists WPI as one of the Top 5 Best Engineering Schools in the U.S.

Applications should include detailed curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references (at least one of which addresses leadership experience) via https://careers.wpi.edu/. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. This search will remain open until the position is filled.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • See above

    Position Requirements

    • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering or a closely related engineering field. A professional engineering license or the ability to obtain one is also desirable. The successful applicant must have a proven record of funding in one of these areas, and a vision for collaborative interaction across many related disciplines.


    Posting Date: 02/17/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4236

    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.


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