Full Professor of Environmental Engineering and State Director of EPSCoR
Faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invite highly qualified applicants for a tenured full professor in environmental engineering to commence as early as the Fall 2021 semester. The State Director will be expected to be an established research leader who will manage the State of Vermont’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) portfolio, leading expansion of UVM’s research portfolio in the broad area of water and sustainability at the nexus of human and natural systems, as part of the position.
EPSCoR establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry and is designed to make lasting improvements in the state’s research infrastructure, capacity, and national competitiveness. The EPSCoR State Director will work closely with the UVM Vice President for Research to integrate existing multi-agency EPSCoR initiatives and expand participation across campus. As a tenured faculty in CEE, the candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of externally-funded research and contribute to two separate ABET-accredited undergraduate education programs (Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering) as well as teach CEE undergraduate and M.S. and Ph.D. graduate courses in their area of expertise. Prior experience with EPSCoR programs is desirable.
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive high-research university with a current enrollment of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. UVM’s 2,385 full and part-time faculty generated $182 million dollars in research funding in 2019. UVM’s senior leadership is committed to continued research growth, and the university has recently invested heavily in research infrastructure including a new STEM building and a high-performance computing center. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, often rated as the best small city in America for quality of life, featuring year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The City of Burlington is one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the nation, with 100% of residential energy from renewable sources. Burlington was named the #2 “great place to live in America” by Kiplinger’s and Vermont was ranked the “Healthiest State in the USA” in 2019 by the United Health Foundation.
The position is expected to be filled at the Professor level, but exceptional Associate Professor candidates will be considered. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering or a related field, an exceptional portfolio of cutting-edge research and teaching, and a prolific record of securing and managing research funding, particularly from federal agencies such as NSF, EPA and DOE. The candidate will be expected to support existing applied and fundamental CEE faculty research on biological, chemical, and physical processes in the broad area of water systems and sustainability in natural and engineered environments.
The CEE department emphasizes interdisciplinary research with collaborators in social science, policy, and public health. Campus-wide collaborative opportunities include: Gund Institute for Environment, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Complex Systems Center, Transportation Research Center, UVM Extension, Advanced Genome Technologies Core, Larner College of Medicine, Vermont Biomedical Research Network, Vermont Space Grant Consortium, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, Mass Spectrometry Core Laboratory, and the Microscopy Imaging Center.
The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can support a culture of excellence at UVM, as articulated in Amplifying Our Impact, that is diverse and inclusive as envisioned in Our Common Ground.
Application materials (5 documents) must be submitted online at http://www.uvmjobs.com, posting number 006305: (1) cover letter with names and contact information for at least three references who can comment on teaching and mentoring; (2) current curriculum vitae identifying specific areas of expertise; and statements of: (3) research interests; (4) leadership experience and research management vision; and (5) diversity impact. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Britt A. Holmén, Search Committee Chairperson, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.