Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant Professor
Job Institution
Washington State University
Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University (https://ce.wsu.edu/) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in environmental engineering to start Fall 2023. We are looking for intellectual leaders with an ability to think broadly and collaborate within and outside the department to provide creative solutions to growing challenges related to environmental engineering. These include, but are not limited to: mitigating and adapting to climate change; the transport, treatment, and impacts of emerging micropollutants; minimizing energy and chemical use in water treatment systems; the development of green infrastructure; water reuse and resource recovery; and incorporating equity into environmental engineering design and decision-making. We are looking for scholars grounded in fundamentals, with problem solving skills and a passion to make a societal impact.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate high-quality research and have a commitment to teaching excellence. Individuals with demonstrated abilities to collaborate in large projects, especially across disciplines, are highly encouraged to apply. Abilities to teach core engineering courses, mentor a diverse student body, supervise graduate students, and enhance the curriculum in the areas of environmental engineering are desired. A culture of interdisciplinary research with a diverse group of faculty and students is valued, and the candidate will be encouraged to contribute to existing research strengths within the program and across the university in synergistic areas including the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (https://cereo.wsu.edu/), the 'Rivers, Watersheds, and Communities' NSF Research Traineeship program (https://nrt-rwc.wsu.edu), the Washington Stormwater Center (https://www.wastormwatercenter.org), the Water Research Center (https://wrc.wsu.edu), and the National UTC TriDurLE (https://TriDurLE.wsu.edu/). The CEE department is growing with major investments in infrastructure, faculty, and student resources. The WSU campus is located in Pullman, WA. The surrounding area offers exceptional quality of life, competitive cost of living, and easy access to the West including Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and the Cascades.

Required Qualifications:

-An earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field at the start of the appointment.
-Ability to develop an externally-funded research program leading to national recognition, teach core engineering courses and other courses pertaining to environmental engineering, and contribute to departmental service.
-Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to collaborate with diverse internal and external groups.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Strong record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service.
-A demonstrated background in one or more of the targeted areas mentioned above.
-A demonstrated potential for meeting the expectations through activities such as journal publications, professional conference presentations, teaching experience, outreach, and related activities.
-Willingness to attain Professional Engineering licensure.

Applications should include:

-A one-page cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position
-A curriculum vitae
-Statements of (i) research, (ii) teaching philosophy, and (iii) interests that reflects the candidate's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity (limited to two pages each)
-Up to three academic publications
-Names and contact information of up to five references
-References will not be contacted without the consent from applicants. The application must be submitted online at https://hrs.wsu.edu/jobs/.
-Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit: https://wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/Pullman-WA/Assista…