two positions in Environmental Engineering

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Open rank
Job Institution: 
University of California, Riverside
Job Description: 

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) invites applications for two open-rank faculty positions, with one in Water Quality Engineering and Technology, and the other in Air Quality and Climate, beginning the 2018/19 academic year. 

We are seeking highly motivated teachers and interdisciplinary researchers with demonstrated expertise in Chemical and/or Environmental Engineering, with an emphasis in water quality and air quality research, respectively. Junior candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Senior candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in one of the appropriate fields. All candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline (Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, or closely related) and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering enrolls approximately 450 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The 22 tenure-track faculty include one NAE member, nine NSF/DOE/DOD early career awardees, and multiple elected fellows in professional societies. This productive and collaborative faculty led $12 million of active research projects in 2016-17. Opportunities for collaboration exist through multiple college-level and campus-wide initiatives, including the Center for Agriculture and Food Enterprise (CAFÉ), the Water Resource Center (WRC), the School of Medicine (SOM), the School of Public Policy (SPP), the Winston Chung Global Energy Center (WCGEC), and the College of Engineering’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT). 

Applications for the Assistant Professor positions should include a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy and letters from three professional references. A statement addressing prior and planned contributions to academic diversity also must be included. Application materials for the Assistant Professor positions should be submitted through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00860 (water track) or https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00857 (air track).

Applications for the Senior positions should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy, and contact information from 3-5 professional references. A statement addressing prior and planned contributions to academic diversity also must be included and is considered a critical element in the application package. Senior applicants should apply through https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00861 (water track) or https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00859 (air track).

Priority will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.