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Asst/Assoc/Full Teaching Professor - Environmental Engineering

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas (US)
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Dec 9, 2022

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Asst/Assoc/Full Teaching Professor - Environmental EngineeringCivil/Environ/Arch Engineering

Position Overview

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at The University of Kansas (KU) is seeking outstanding candidates for an Assistant, Associate or Full Teaching Professor in the areas of environmental and water resource engineering. The candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by time of appointment.

Appointment level will be based on an applicant's scholarly and teaching record and practical experience. All Teaching Professor positions, regardless of rank, are non-tenured positions appointed for a three-year limited term period. Due to the percentage of effort focused upon instructional duties, all applicants must possess outstanding teaching skills and teach a minimum of twelve credit hours of regularly scheduled classes per semester.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering has a long history of excellence in the field of environmental and water resource engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering and water resource engineering. The candidate's specific area(s) of specialty are meant to enhance and complement ongoing programs and existing expertise in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department.

The University of Kansas School of Engineering ( has undergone a significant expansion while taking explicit care to maintain and improve the high-quality student programs the university is known for. The effort involved a multi-faceted approach aimed at growing our facilities, faculty, leadership, research and, most important, supporting students, as it helps industry partners find the new talent, designs and techniques they need to fuel economic growth and business success. The Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering ( currently has 26 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and three professors of practice, approximately 400 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students, with programs leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

KU is a comprehensive educational and research-intensive AAU institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system, with 28,500 students and 2,800 faculty members. Opened in 1866, KU's main campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the nation, occupying 1,000 acres on Mount Oread in Lawrence, a thriving city of 95,000, located 30 minutes west of Kansas City in the forested hills of eastern Kansas.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU's vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at

Job Description

75% Teaching -Teach courses totaling 12 credit hours per semester in the Bachelor's program in Civil Engineering (CE) and Master's program in Environmental and Water Resource Engineering addressing environmental and water resource engineering analysis and design. Teaching responsibilities include enhancing and improving curriculum and advising students on course selection.

15% Service - Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, serve on graduate committees and other departmental committees, work with student organizations, and collaborate with faculty and staff in enhancing the curriculum, recruiting highly qualified students, and with promotional activities. Perform other duties as assigned by the department chair, such as providing general internal service at KU at the department, school and university levels.

10% Scholarly Engagement - Active in scholarly engagement activities including but not limited to carrying out course transformation, assessment of learning outcomes, development of pedagogical teaching practices that expand and delivers new methods of teaching to precipitate dynamic learning engagements or other activities to implement innovations in teaching and learning. May include participation in or presenting professional development and workshops, scholarly presentations at meetings, publications, documenting and disseminating the results of inquiry into improving teaching and learning.

Required Qualifications

For Assistant Teaching Professor:
• PhD in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related discipline OR MS degree in these same areas with three years of practical or teaching experience in environmental or water resource engineering
• Ability to develop and teach courses in environmental and water resource engineering analysis and design
• Ability to communicate ideas in oral and written form as demonstrated by application materials and interviewAssociate Teaching Professor: all the above for Assistant level and at least 6 years of practical or teaching experience in environmental and/or water resource engineering.

Full Teaching Professor: all the above for Assistant level and at least 12 years of practical or teaching experience in environmental and/or water resource engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

• Teaching experience in one of the following areas: drinking water treatment, water and wastewater design, fluid mechanics and pipe flow, air quality

Contact Information to Applicants

Andres Lepage -

Additional Candidate Instruction

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete online application will include:

• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Names and contact information for three professional references

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:

• Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application review will begin November 28, 2022 and continue until a qualified pool of applications is identified.

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Contingent on Funding, Limited Term

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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus





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The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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