Tenure Track: Water Resources Engineering – Availability, Quality and Security

Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 02, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
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Vanderbilt University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is seeking candidates to fill an open-rank faculty position commencing Fall 2018.  Appointments at the assistant professor level are anticipated but higher ranks may be considered for truly outstanding candidates.  The department, school and university are fully committed in its research and teaching mission and in this search to diversity, inclusion, and equity.  The successful candidate(s) in this search will have research expertise in water resources pertaining to civil and environmental engineering, including field experimentation and data collection, distributed sensor networks, and quantitative analyses and modeling.  The quality of the planet’s waters is changing on time scales of minutes to centuries in ways that are only partially understood. Unprecedented opportunities to advance breakthrough science and engineering in water resources are now possible because of technological and scientific advances in chemical analytical instrumentation, remote sensing and geophysical techniques, computational and hydrologic and nutrient/contaminant transport modeling, and sensors.  Synergy with the departmental and school interdisciplinary research thrust areas and grand challenges is essential.  The School of Engineering provides a unique, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research environment that spans a wide range of topics.  New trans-institutional programs are creating opportunities for research on issues of broad significance that create and extend collaborations across multiple fields. The successful candidate will carry out high-impact independent research and collaborate effectively with researchers within and beyond the department, as well as with other institutions. Successful candidates are also expected to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized research program.  Additionally, the successful candidate will seek to integrate discovery and learning with a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Teaching responsibilities will include core civil and environmental engineering courses, as well as new courses that are created in his or her area of specialization.  The successful candidate(s) will have earned a Ph.D in a related discipline at the time of the appointment.  

Applications should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/44359.

Applications should include (i) vitae and publication list, (ii) statement of research, (iii) statement of teaching, and (iv) four references.  For questions regarding the position or the online application procedure, send an email to cee2-faculty-search@vanderbilt.edu.  Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2017 or until the position is filled. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research university located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee.  Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities.  The School of Engineering currently comprises 90 tenured and tenure-track faculty, operates with an annual budget of over $100 million including $70 million of externally funded research, and teaches 1,450 undergraduate and 500 graduate students.  The School of Engineering over the past decade has been on a strong upward trajectory in its national and international stature and prominence, and is in a period of growth in terms of faculty and facilities. In the 2015 rankings of graduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report, the School ranked 3rd among programs with fewer than 100 faculty.  Faculty from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering lead several thriving research centers and institutes including the Consortium for Risk Evaluation with Stakeholder Participation, Institute for Energy and Environment, Center for Environmental Management Studies, Center for Transportation Operations and Resiliency, and Graduate Studies in Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management.  The newly announced Materials Durability and Environmental Research Facilities Hub, which was recently awarded as part of Vanderbilt’s $50M Transinstitutional Programs investment initiative, will provide core facilities for researchers to study the performance and durability of natural and engineered materials and systems exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions.

With a metro population of approximately 1.8 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine, was designated the South’s Red Hot Town by TIME magazine, was ranked as the number one most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations by Expansion Management magazine, was ranked the number one U.S. city for economic growth potential by Business Facilities Magazine, was identified by Forbes magazine as one of the cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years, and has been designated as one of the 100 Resilient Cities by the Rockefeller Foundation.  Nashville also offers a vibrant and eclectic music and food culture, and the middle Tennessee region features a wide array of recreational attractions in both urban and outdoor settings.