Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Amherst, Massachusetts
Oct 16, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor - Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in the area of Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering. The appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2018. We seek an individual who can provide innovative solutions to national and international water challenges, broadly defined. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, hydroclimatology, land surface modeling, resilient water infrastructure design and management, and environmental data science with an emphasis on engineering applications and high powered computing.

UMass Amherst, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450 acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 28 full-time, tenure track faculty members and approximately 120 graduate students and 330 undergraduates. The department’s FY 17 research expenditures exceed $13 million/year. Additional information about the Department can be obtained at cee.umass.edu.
The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a program of externally funded research. We anticipate the successful candidate will build research collaborations within the department as well as throughout the campus, including with the Department of Interior Northeast Climate Science Center and the Center for Data Science. The candidate should have graduate and undergraduate teaching interests that draw from one or more of the following areas: mathematical modeling, statistics, systems analysis, environmental fluid mechanics, hydrology and hydraulics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a civil engineering or a closely related field or anticipate such a degree by August 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions:
Candidates should provide the following in their application package:

  • Statement of interest, teaching and research qualifications, description of research goals and how the candidate’s expertise would successfully integrate with the department’s and University’s strengths
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three original research articles or equivalent
  • Full contact information for at least four references
  • Brief abstract for a potential research seminar

To apply, please submit the application materials to:    http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90289

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.