Enviromental Resilience

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant Professor
Job Institution
FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Job Description

Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Resilience
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering
Permanent, Tenure-Track Position

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Florida A&M University – Florida State University (FAMU-FSU) College of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Resilience. The successful candidate’s expertise is expected to complement and strengthen existing faculty research and teaching in civil and environmental engineering. Applicants should have expertise in one or more areas of Environmental Resilience, including but not limited to emerging contaminants, environmental equity, and innovative groundwater remediation technologies. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate both an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education and a commitment to eliminating such barriers. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor rank, but exceptional candidates for the Associate Professor rank will be considered.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a strong and growing reputation with a special focus on disaster resilience and sustainability, recently establishing the Center for Resilient Infrastructure and Disaster Response (RIDER). The successful candidate will join 25 full-time faculty members in a department with approximately 400 undergraduate and 80 graduate students, and will work closely with colleagues at the RIDER Center (https://rider.eng.famu.fsu.edu/), the FAMU School of the Environment (https://soe.famu.edu/), the FSU Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (https://www.eoas.fsu.edu/), and various centers on both campuses.

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is the nexus of two major public universities, each with a distinct mission but focused on world-class engineering education and research. Created by the Florida Legislature in 1982, the joint institution is the college of engineering for both Florida A&M and Florida State universities. This unique combination of focus, resources and mission from our parent institutions has created on our campus a truly innovative atmosphere that leverages the benefits of the traditional HBCU model with the innovations of an R-1 public research university. After completing pre-requisites at their home institution, FAMU and FSU students learn, study and research together at our independent campus with joint-appointed faculty and staff. Students graduate from their enrolling university and from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Both FAMU and FSU are part of the State University System of Florida and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, the college is fully accredited by ABET for its twelve degree areas across five engineering departments.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in civil and/or environmental engineering or closely related field. Post-doctoral experience in related topic areas is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a robust externally-funded research program, have a strong commitment to diversity and teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in college and professional service. Possession of a Professional Engineering (PE) License or the ability to obtain a Florida PE license is highly desirable.

Applicants should submit the following in a single PDF file to CEE-ERSearch@eng.famu.fsu.edu:

1. A cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. A research statement including research interests and plans
4. A statement on teaching plans and philosophy
5. A statement on diversity and inclusion plans and experiences
6. No more than four selected publications for review
7. The names and contact information of four potential references
8. An Equal Employment Opportunity Survey for Faculty Applicants

Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Youneng Tang, Search Committee Chair, at ytang@eng.famu.fsu.edu. Applications should be received by January 20th, 2023 to receive full consideration but will be reviewed until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to begin August 2023. Additional information about both universities and the department may be found at http://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu.

Criminal Background Check:
This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check as well as compliance with State and University requirements.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers that encourage applications from minorities and women, and comply with the American Disabilities Act. Both are public records agencies pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.

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