Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
Oct 09, 2020
Nov 08, 2020
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering

Summary of duties and responsibilities
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University (ISU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in water resources engineering. Hiring at the ranks of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor is preferred, but exceptional candidates with commensurate experience and proven track record will be considered for the Full Professor rank.

All areas of water resources engineering will be considered. The successful candidate will establish and sustain an externally funded research program and complement the current research and education efforts in the CCEE Department through interdisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise both graduate and undergraduate students, generate a scholarly publication record, participate in technical committees and outreach activities, and exhibit a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates should communicate well, collaborate effectively, and contribute to the mission of the department. For more information about our department’s engineering programs, see www.ccee.iastate.edu 

All employees are expected to interact collegially with others, maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior, and exhibit and convey good citizenship in the program, the department, college, and university activities.  

Minimum required qualifications

  • Candidates for this position must hold a Ph.D. in civil engineering or a closely related field. The Ph.D. must be conferred by employment start date. 
  • Associate Professor candidates must meet the university standards for appointment to the rank including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidate’s area of expertise. 
  • Full Professor candidates are required to have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in addition to the aforementioned requirements. 

Preferred qualifications

  • Agenda of teaching that contributes to the department’s degree programs.
  • Agenda of research that complements existing strengths in the department and University.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • A record of publication in related technical areas.
  • Evidence of strong communication skills.
  • A professional engineering license or the ability to become licensed.
  • Professional experience (e.g., academic, postdoctoral, industry) in a related field.

Department information
The CCEE Department offers B.S. degree programs in civil engineering, civil engineering with environmental engineering emphasis, environmental engineering, and construction engineering plus M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in civil engineering, and it had externally funded research of approximately $22 million in 2019. The successful candidate will be involved in developing our recently-launched B.S. degree program in environmental engineering. CCEE is committed to diversity among faculty, staff, and students who can enrich University objectives in the areas of research, teaching, and service. 

Additional research collaboration opportunities are encouraged through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa Energy Center, Iowa Water Center, Bioeconomy Institute, and Institute for Transportation, as well as numerous other institutes and centers on campus.

University information 
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment.  We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 18, 2020. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at https://www.jobs.iastate.edu/

The following documents must be submitted in PDF format: 

  1. Letter of application (including information about desired rank) that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications 
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Other documents:
    • one-page teaching statement that provides evidence of an ability to teach courses in the civil and environmental engineering programs (see https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/current-students/undergraduate-program/degree-requirements/ 
    • one-page research statement
    • one-page statement of experiences promoting diversity and inclusion, which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidate’s personal background
  4. Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and other pertinent information. 

The search committee will complete a majority of the search process, candidate review, and interviewing virtually to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and candidates. Final candidates will be invited to campus for a mix of face to face and virtual meetings. A candidate’s preference to proceed virtually will not influence the search committee’s hiring decision.

Direct questions to cceesearch@iastate.edu or call 515-294-1676.