Environmental Engineering

Job Type
Job Rank
Assistant Professor, tenure track
Job Institution
University of Dayton
Job Description

The University of Dayton, Department of Civil / Environmental Engineering is seeking a teacher-scholar at the rank of tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in environmental engineering, to begin August 16, 2023.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a potential for excellence and a willingness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering with a focus on water quality issues or treatment design, and be willing to teach one or more fundamental civil engineering courses. The successful candidate is expected to engage and lead students in externally sponsored research and participate in undergraduate and graduate student advising and mentoring. Collaboration is encouraged within the department, across the university, and externally. The successful candidate is expected to support inclusive excellence which supports the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university, and profession.

Opportunities for collaboration are diverse, with examples including the department’s Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Center, the Ethos R&D program in the School of Engineering’s Ethos Center, the university’s Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), and sciences such as environmental biology and environmental geosciences. The Dayton area offers unique opportunities for engineering faculty to work with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory located at Wright-Patterson AFB, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Breidenbach Environmental research center, regional academic institutions such as The Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati, and Confluence --a Water Technology Innovation Cluster of industry partners.

The Department, School of Engineering, and University
The CEE Department offers a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. It also offers a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and partnerships with other departments for Ph.D. student mentorship. The department has established a Center for Intelligent Infrastructure Systems to foster multidisciplinary research for enabling technologies to advance the planning, design, construction, and operation of infrastructure toward digital transformation and enhanced human- artificial intelligence synergy. Further information about the Department can be found at https://udayton.edu/engineering/departments/civil/index.php

UD’s School of Engineering (SoE) values collaboration, inclusiveness, community-engaged learning and adaptation to change. We strive to develop engineers who are socially and globally aware, understand business and entrepreneurship, are prepared to take on leadership roles and are conscious of the consequences of their work — to society, the environment and the profession. SoE has been recognized as Best in Class by the Kern Family Foundation's Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), led by our Visioneering Center. Our partnership of more than a decade continues to support and transform the educational partnership of faculty and students. Service learning is strongly valued, whether in classroom projects or the variety of immersive technical experiences supported by The Ethos Center‘s 20 year history. Other unique features include interdisciplinary minors such as our Human Rights and Engineering minor.

UD is one of the nation’s largest Catholic universities, and one of the largest private universities in Ohio. Continuing its trajectory of growth, UD enrolls nearly 12,000 students, including over 8,000 full-time undergraduates. Research activity also boasts bold numbers: we are a leader in the nation for industrial and manufacturing R&D and federally sponsored engineering R&D, and number 1 in Catholic university engineering R&D. https://udayton.edu/about/research/index.php

Dayton’s environment is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and manageable traffic. Love water? UD’s campus is a walk away from The Great Miami Riverway (also home of the nation’s largest paved trail network). Our central location provides easy access to a burgeoning downtown area, expansive metro parks named for our convergence of five waterways, a vibrant arts scene, historic neighborhoods, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage and National Historical Park. See daytoncvb.com for more information about the area.

Apply today!
At the University of Dayton and in the Department, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications
•An earned Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field by July 1, 2023.
•Record of scholarly research in environmental engineering.
•Articulated potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels in water quality issues and treatment engineering topics, and commitment to embrace effective and innovative teaching strategies related to this field of study that support inclusive excellence.
•Effective written communication skills.

Application Process
All candidates must provide the following documents as part of their application for this position:
•Cover letter that addresses all minimum requirements and any of the preferred qualifications met
•Curriculum Vitae (CV)
•Candidate’s 1- page statement of commitment to support inclusive excellence and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
•A 2-3 page statement of candidate’s vision for developing an externally-sponsored research program including topics, potential internal and external collaborators, and potential funding sources..
•A 1-2 page statement of candidate’s vision for use of innovative teaching approaches and commitment to effectively delivering courses in undergraduate and graduate levels in water quality issues and treatment engineering topics in the University’s civil/environmental engineering programs.
•Contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.
•If ABD, a letter is required from the Advisor indicating Ph.D. is expected to be completed by July 1, 2023.

Applicants are encouraged to address each of the required and preferred qualifications they have met in the submissions listed above.

Application Deadline
Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST on March 24, 2023.
To apply, go to: https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/500777/assistant-professor-…

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic Research University with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php