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Assistant Professor - Environmental & Water Resources Engineering

Employer
University of Kansas
Location
Lawrence, Kansas (US)
Closing date
Oct 20, 2023

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Discipline
Hydrology, Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Experienced
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

26230BR

Assistant Professor - Environmental & Water Resources EngineeringCivil/Environ/Arch Engineering

Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the discipline of environmental & water resources engineering. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs and to the research community.

This search is focused on those candidates exploring cutting edge efforts in one or more of the following: physical and transport processes in environmental systems; aerosol science; and/or sustainability engineering that includes, but is not limited to, complex system evaluation and design, climate change mitigation and adaptation, technologies that further circular economy, and/or energy production and management. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in environmental or civil engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of joining the department. Candidates must demonstrate potential to develop an externally-funded research program and to design and teach high-quality undergraduate and graduate courses.

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. Our institutional priorities are to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at https://jayhawksrising.ku.edu/.

The target starting date is January 1, 2024 or August 18, 2024. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

About the University of Kansas
The University of Kansas is a Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive university with a $1.4 billion endowment and a faculty of 2,600. Current enrollment is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states, 20.6% of KU students are members of minority groups. The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence also offers numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of good restaurants.

Job Description

40% Teaching
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental and water resources engineering. Develop courses and participate in curriculum development. Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students throughout the course of their studies.

40% Research
Perform and conduct research related to physical and transport processes in environmental systems; aerosol science; and/or sustainability engineering that includes, but is not limited to, complex system evaluation and design, climate change mitigation and adaptation, technologies that further circular economy, and/or energy production and management. Establish a strong research agenda leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals as well as participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Supervise M.S. and Ph.D. studies.

20% Service
Perform service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank, including committee service to Department, School, and University. Also includes national and international service to the profession.

Required Qualifications

• Earned doctorate or equivalent in environmental or civil engineering or a closely-related discipline at the time of joining the department.
• Demonstrable expertise in the fields of physical and transport processes in environmental systems; aerosol science; and/or sustainability engineering that includes, but is not limited to, complex system evaluation and design, climate change mitigation and adaptation, technologies that further circular economy, and/or energy production and management.
• Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others as demonstrated through application materials and interviews.
• Demonstrated potential to develop an externally-funded research program and to design and teach high-quality undergraduate and graduate courses.

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research agenda (2-pg limit); (4) teaching philosophy statement (2-pg limit); and (5) the names, email 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:

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

Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI initiatives within the required application materials provided. Application review will begin October 18, 2023 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.

Application Review Begins

18-Oct-2023

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2024

Position Number

00003993

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

FTE

1.0

Reg/Temp

Regular

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Employee Class

F-Faculty

Disclaimer

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: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for 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)

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4617202

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