Environmental Engineering

Monday, October 9, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Saint Francis University
Job Description: 

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and remain open until filled.

The environmental engineering program at Saint Francis University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position starting in August 2018. The successful candidate will lead an effort to further integrate ecological engineering into our program. Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree at the time of appointment or have a master’s degree with significant professional experience in ecological engineering (e.g., stream restoration, treatment wetlands, green stormwater infrastructure, terrestrial ecosystem restoration). Industrial experience and professional licensure will be highly valued.

Environmental engineering at Saint Francis is an exclusively undergraduate program emphasizing excellence in teaching, experiential-learning in the classroom and close collaboration between faculty and students in research projects, service-learning, and outreach activities. In 2011 we began offering an optional concentration in ecological engineering and are currently engaged in a department-wide effort to pursue ecological approaches more thoroughly in our course-work, research, and outreach. With this position, we are seeking a leader who can not only guide our efforts but also champion ecological engineering with key constituencies such as incoming students and prospective employers of our graduates.

From its inception, environmental engineering at Saint Francis has been practical in its orientation and we are insistent that ecological engineering strengthen our practical approach. For this reason, the ideal candidate will have meaningful experience as a practitioner of ecological engineering and will be able to articulate a vision for communicating the benefits of that experience to our students. Our faculty is excited about the opportunity to promote ecological engineering at the interface of academia and industry and we seek applicants who will integrate aspects of ongoing consultancy with our students.

Saint Francis University is a small Catholic liberal-arts institution situated in Loretto, PA. More information about the institution can be found at www.francis.edu. Questions about the environmental engineering program can be directed to Professor Bill Strosnider, wstrosnider@francis.edu.

To apply, fill out an online application at www.francis.edu/employment and submit: (i) cover letter, (ii) C.V., (iii) two page statement of teaching philosophy, (iv) two page statement of professional development plans/research interests, (v) unofficial transcripts, and (vi) names and contact information for three professional referees to  positions@francis.edu.

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Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.