Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Kansas
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas seeks individuals for two tenure-track faculty positions. The first position is in environmental engineering with a focus on water quality at the rank of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor. The second position is in water resources engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor. The search for the environmental engineering position seeks candidates exploring new ideas in water quality in areas such as water and wastewater treatment, resource recovery, chemical and/or microbial public health aspects of premise plumbing, and microbial ecology in engineered systems.  The search for the water resources engineering position seeks candidates exploring new ideas in areas such as computational fluid mechanics, river mechanics, sediment transport, and environmental dispersion. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs and to contribute to the research community. The successful candidate for the environmental engineering position must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in environmental engineering or a closely related discipline before the starting date. The successful candidate for the water resources engineering position must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in civil engineering or a closely related discipline before the starting date. For the environmental engineering position, candidates with outstanding qualifications will be considered at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate potential to develop an externally funded research program and to design and teach high-quality undergraduate and graduate courses. Demonstrated research and academic leadership is required for the senior ranks.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.  The successful candidate will address KU's themes. 

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2017, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching interests and plans including efforts to diversify the field of engineering, and contact information for three references. KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status.  The target starting date is August 18, 2018. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to that date. To apply for the environmental engineering position, visit http://employment.ku.edu/academic/9722BR.  To apply for the water resources engineering position, visit http://employment.ku.edu/academic/9723BR.

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