Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant Professor
Job Institution
University of Connecticut
Job Description

Assistant Professor in the General Area of Environmental Engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Connecticut is pleased to announce a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering. We encourage applications from a broad range of teaching and research interests, including those that work at the interface of environmental and infrastructure management and policy. Applicants with research interests that complement existing areas of strength in hydroclimatic extremes, ecosystem health, brownfield redevelopment, water quality and water reuse, or that apply advanced tools such as artificial intelligence to environmental engineering applications are desired. This position has the opportunity to align with strong research centers such as the Eversource Energy Center, Human Rights Institute, Center for Environmental Science and Engineering, and/or to enhance the development of emerging research strengths in engineering education and environmental justice to facilitate cross-disciplinary research in sustainability and the environment. The successful candidate is expected to form strong collaborations with existing faculty within and outside CEE and establish and sustain a creative research and education program.

The candidates are expected to contribute to the educational mission of the Department and teaching innovation. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach environmental engineering and design courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and support departmental initiatives in inclusive teaching. Professional registration as an Environmental Engineer or have the qualifications to obtain Professional Engineering (PE) licensure within five years of appointment will be considered a significant strength.

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, possible research, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  1. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, or a related discipline by the time of appointment (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable).
  2. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching; ability to teach environmental engineering courses.
  3. Demonstrated potential in establishing and undertaking successful research and scholarship.
  4. Demonstrated deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.


  1. Professional Engineering license or the ability and intent to obtain licensure within five years.
  2. Undergraduate degree in an environmental, chemical, civil, or related engineering discipline.
  3. Outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence.
  4. Demonstration of effective teaching and integrating contemporary pedagogy into instruction.
  5. The ability to effectivity communicate and a record of public engagement.
  6. Demonstrated experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  7. The ability to pursue collaborative opportunities with current faculty.


This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23117 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of your academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.; maximum two pages);
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.; maximum two pages);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.; maximum two pages);
  • Two (2) sample journal articles
  • Contact information, including email and phone number for three (3) references.

The successful application will include a clear discussion of the candidate’s plan for securing competitive external funding from a variety of federal agencies and private industries. In addition, a strong application shall reflect how the candidate will contribute to UConn’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and in particular, to initiatives focusing on enhancing the participation of neurodiverse learners in engineering programs.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.