Assistant Professor - Environmental Engr

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
23 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Environmental Engr Posting Number 201600243F Proposed Annual Salary Range Commensurate with Assistant Professor rank and qualifications. Position Type Faculty Work Hours/Week 40 Description of Work Unit

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Colorado State University (CSU). CSU is a land-grant institution with a strong commitment to research that impacts society and addresses global problems, while maintaining an emphasis on scholarly excellence.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes % Research 40 % Teaching 50 % Service 10 % Administration 0 Open Posting Date Open Until Filled Yes To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/04/2016 Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/16/2017 Position
End Date Position Summary

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the area of Environmental Engineering. This position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level will be considered. Applicants should have a background in Environmental Engineering with application to engineered and natural systems. Specific areas include, but are not limited to: energy-water-climate nexus, innovative water/wastewater treatment processes, emerging contaminant treatment, environmental sustainability, and environmental biotechnology. The successful applicant will demonstrate an interest and the ability to collaborate with the extensive water resource and environmental science expertise across CSU.

We are seeking an Environmental Engineer to complement the existing strengths of the Environmental Engineering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The candidate’s focus may be on modeling and/or laboratory and field work. Interest in applied research that leads to innovative solutions to environmental problems is of particular interest. The position will support the teaching and research mission of the Environmental Engineering program through the successful candidate’s research program as well as by the development and teaching of courses in Environmental Engineering.

Required Job Qualifications

A B.S. degree in Engineering is required. A Ph.D. degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related discipline is also required and must be completed by the start date. Candidates also must have a demonstrated record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their alignment with the focus areas given above, their academic credentials, their record of excellence in research, teaching, and scholarly activities, potential for success in developing funded research programs, professional service, communication skills, and their potential to make exceptional contributions in research, teaching, and the engineering profession.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Ability to make a global impact through transformative research; Extent and quality of scholarship and funded research and suitability of statement of research vision and philosophy in environmental engineering.
  • Ability to teach environmental engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Proficiency and demonstrated experience or aptitude for teaching.
  • Ability to complement existing modeling and/or experimental environmental engineering/science research and work in interdisciplinary teams across CSU.
  • Record of professional, university, and/or community service

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.

Search Contact Ken Carlson / Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Provide intellectual leadership and excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Develop and maintain an internationally-recognized, externally-funded research program

Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty Category Service and Outreach Duty/Responsibility

Pursue scholarly activities, serve the academic community and contribute to university outreach

Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility


Percentage Of Time 0 References Requested

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research Philosophy

Optional Documents