The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University (ISU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental engineering. Hiring at the ranks of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor is preferred, but exceptional candidates with commensurate experience and proven track record will be considered for the Full Professor rank.
Areas of environmental engineering of particular interest include, but are not limited to, advanced technologies for potable water, sustainable water reuse/reclamation, environmental chemistry and chemical processes, novel materials for environmental applications, food-energy-water nexus, air quality, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene).
The successful candidate will establish and sustain an externally funded research program and complement the current research and education efforts in the CCEE Department through interdisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advise both graduate and undergraduate students, generate a scholarly publication record, participate in technical committees and outreach activities, and exhibit a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates should communicate well, collaborate effectively, and contribute to the mission of the department. For more information about ourÂ departmentâs engineering program, see www.ccee.iastate.edu.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Candidates for this position must hold a Ph.D. in civil engineering, environmental engineering or a closely related field. The Ph.D. must be conferred by employment start date.
Associate Professor candidates must meet the university standards for appointment to the rank including significant experience/accomplishments in the candidateâs area of expertise.
Full Professor candidates are required to have national distinction, international recognition, and a substantial scholarly record in addition to the aforementioned requirements.
Agenda of teaching that contributes to the departmentâs degree programs.
Agenda of research that complements existing strengths in the department and University.
Evidence of a commitment to diversity/inclusivity.
A record of publication in related technical areas.
Evidence of strong communication skills.
A professional engineering license or the ability to become licensed.
Professional experience (e.g., academic, postdoctoral, industry) in a related field.
TheÂ CCEEÂ Department offers B.S. degree programs in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering with environmental engineering emphasis, and construction engineering plus M.S., MEng, and Ph.D. graduate degree programs in civil engineering, and it had externally funded research of approximately $22 million in 2019. The successful candidate will be involved in developing our recently-launched B.S. degree program in environmental engineering. CCEEÂ is committed to diversity among faculty, staff, and students who can enrich University objectives in the areas of research, teaching, and service.
Additional research collaboration opportunities are encouraged through the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Iowa Energy Center, Iowa Water Center, Bioeconomy Institute, and Institute for Transportation, as well as numerous other institutes and centers on campus.
Proposed Start Date:
July 1, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
09 Month Work Period
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2020. All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position online at jobs.iastate.edu.
The following documents must be submitted in PDF format:
1. Letter of application (including information about the desired rank) that briefly discusses how the candidate meets each of the preferred qualifications
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Other documents:
One-page teaching statement that provides evidence of an ability to teach courses in the civil and environmental engineering programs (see https://www.ccee.iastate.edu/current-students/undergraduate-program/degree-requirements/
One-page research statement
One-page statement of experiences promoting diversity and inclusion, which could include advocacy, support, study, and experience with individuals and issues outside the candidateâs personal background
4.Contact information for at least three references, including name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and other pertinent information.
The search committee will complete a majority of the search process, candidate review, and interviewing virtually to ensure the safety of our faculty, staff, and candidates. Final candidates will be invited to campus for a mix of face to face and virtual meetings.Â A candidateâs preference to proceed virtually will not influence the search committeeâs hiring decision.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.