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Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
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Jun 24, 2022

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Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences

Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and the Environment

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

University of Florida

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on environmental engineering. The position will be housed in the Department of Environmental Engineering Science (EES) within ESSIE. This position has an anticipated start date of January 2023 or sooner.

The scope of the position is broad; however, we are particularly interested in candidates who have the vision to develop research scholarship beyond the traditional tenets of environmental engineering, with emphasis on chemistry/microbiology of water and wastewater systems/water epidemiology and/or health-environmental surveillance systems.

The successful candidate must have (or be expecting) a PhD in environmental engineering/science that includes experience in working in wastewater facilities as well as BSL2 or higher lab spaces (with an expectation to establish such a facility within ESSIE). The successful candidate should have a strong record or potential for interdisciplinary research and successful collaborative investigations in relevant disciplines, as demonstrated in their record of peer-reviewed publications and proposal development. It is expected that the successful candidate will complement their work with expertise, or show a strong record of collaboration in one or more of ESSIE’s active research areas (e.g., transportation, buildings, utility systems, ocean/atmosphere, coastal zone, and watershed systems). Finally, candidates with a PE license or plans to obtain one will be viewed favorably.

The University of Florida is the flagship campus of the State of Florida University System and is ranked as the #5 best public US university according to US News and World Report. Within the HWCOE, ESSIE is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and highly collaborative environment, consistently ranked among the top departments for both graduate and undergraduate programs. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs with an enrollment of ~700 full-time undergraduate students and over 300 graduate students, of which ~125 are PhD students. Currently, ESSIE has 48 tenured/tenure-track faculty, including 17 ASCE Fellows and 13 NSF CAREER award winners. The CCE and EES graduate and undergraduate programs are all ranked among the top 20 for public universities, and the departments lead several university-wide interdisciplinary institutes, including the Center for Coastal Solutions, the UF Transportation Institute, and the H.T. Odum Center for Wetlands. This hire will capitalize on existing strengths across UF, ESSIE, and the HWCOE and be strongly positioned to compete for funding across multiple federal programs.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through Page Up at: (Job #521685). Complete applications must include the following files in PDF format: (1) cover letter (summary and introduction related to hiring emphasis areas and synergies with ESSIE); (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of no less than three and up to five references. Additionally, please combine items 4-7 in one PDF and upload to the "other documents" selection in the application: (4) a statement describing the applicant’s experience in enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, or service, and vision for promoting a more inclusive experience at the University of Florida; (5) a research program vision statement detailing short- and long-term goals; (6) a teaching statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and vision for developing a teaching program at the University of Florida; (7) up to three refereed journal or conference articles (co-)authored by the applicant. To be competitive, these materials should highlight how the applicant’s vision complements the overall mission of the department. The cover letter should be addressed to: Dr. Antarpreet Jutla.

Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Antarpreet Jutla Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, 365 Weil Hall, P.O. Box 116580, Gainesville, FL 32611-6580.

Final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Background searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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