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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in River-Coastal Science and Engineering at Tulane University

Tulane University Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering
New Orleans, Louisiana
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

Position Description

Tulane University’s Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering (RCSE) invites applications to fill a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position for Fall 2024. This hire is part of the next phase of growth in a highly innovative department at Tulane formed in 2017 that focuses on climate and water resources challenges in the river-delta-coastal continuum and is truly transdisciplinary, combining elements of civil and environmental engineering, hydrology, geosciences, and ecological sciences. The goal of our expanding faculty group is to conduct interdisciplinary research and to develop innovative approaches to educate the next generation to tackle complex issues associated with a changing global climate and human interactions in the river-to-ocean realm. RCSE is an internationally diverse faculty, located in a diverse city (New Orleans), who are actively involved in research initiatives focused on diversifying the expert pool in our disciplines.  More information about RCSE’s mission and our growth to date can be found at


RCSE is seeking applications from candidates with strong interest and demonstrated knowledge of convergence research in water science and engineering. Fields of interest include but are not limited to (1) flood risk modelling, management, and decision-making processes, (2) compound flooding and urban hydrology, (3) river and/or coastal hydraulic structures design, and (4) the engineering and ecology of river or coastal restoration and rehabilitation.  A doctoral degree in engineering or a relevant science field is required, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Applicants will be expected to develop an innovative research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and conduct service toward the mission of the department and university. In addition, successful applicants will become part of a faculty team that will be designing and implementing innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs and developing water and climate-related research initiatives across Tulane’s schools.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references familiar with the applicant’s abilities. Please submit applications to  Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Mead Allison (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email

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