Requisition Number: FTFR000229
Division/College: College of Engineering
FT/PT: Full Time
As part of a strategic initiative in the area of Urban Coastal Sustainability, Northeastern University seeks faculty candidates for cross-college tenured or tenure-track appointments at the assistant, associate, or full professor level in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Marine Science Center, and the Department of Earth and Environmental Science in the area of Urban Coastal Engineering. These positions are part of a series of hires in global change science, coastal ecosystems, and coastal engineering that build on significant and continued growth in these departments and centers. Northeastern’s cross-college hiring efforts seek to foster education and research across disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a proven ability to sustain a research program with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and translational research, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, and be an active, recognized leader in the discipline. We especially invite applications from individuals who can contribute to Hydrological and Environmental Urban Coastal Systems, with demonstrable interest and experience in Urban and Coastal Sustainability.
Societal challenges spanning the water and environmental systems, particularly in the context of urban and coastal sustainability, call for transformative science breakthroughs and novel engineering solutions. The areas of interest for this position include, but are not limited to, system dynamical approaches for understanding linkages between atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial processes, hydrological and ecological sensors and/or sensor networks, remote sensing of the urban and/or coastal environment, geospatial or geographic information sciences and technologies, physics-based hydrological or climate modeling, synthetic and systems biology relevant to water quality or coastal systems, and climate change impacts on the urban environment and/or coastal ecosystems. The selection process will emphasize interdisciplinary capabilities and disciplinary expertise more than a specific area of research. However, the successful candidate is expected to lead and contribute to systems approaches in water and the environment, broadly construed, ideally with a particular emphasis either on the urban environment and/or coastal ecosystems.
A Doctorate degree in civil and/or environmental engineering, marine and/or environmental science, or related fields, and an outstanding record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with desired level of appointment.
Northeastern University is located in the heart of Boston and benefits from the intellectual and cultural vitality of an urban environment. Northeastern has numerous international partnerships, is a premier experiential education university, and is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering leads two major research centers, including the NIST-funded center on Versatile Onboard Traffic Embedded Roaming Sensors (VOTERS) and the NIH-sponsored program Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). The College of Science’s Marine Science Center (MSC) is undergoing significant infrastructural improvements and continues to hire faculty whose research and teaching focuses on scientific and engineering solutions to the critical environmental challenges facing urban coastal ecosystems. The MSC is also home to the Three Seas Marine Biology Program, which is dedicated to training the next generation of marine scientists. Faculty enjoy collaboration with other research centers headed in the College of Engineering and College of Science, including the Homeland Security Center of Excellence on Awareness and Localization of Explosive-Related Threats (ALERT), the ONR MURI in Synthetic Biology, the NSF-funded Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS), the NSF-funded Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), the newly designed George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, and several other research centers and clusters in the College of Engineering, College of Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and the College of Social Science and Humanities.
Application should include (1) detailed resume, (2) research development statement, (3) teaching statement, (4) copy of one sample journal paper, and (5) list of four references with contact information. Screening of applications begins December 15, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Auroop Ganguly at email@example.com.
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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.