Director of the Center for Water and Environment
Requisition Number: 0810344
Position Summary: Professor to direct Environmental Institute Center.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for the Directorship of a new proposed Center for Water and the Environment. Candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Director of the proposed new center would lead research efforts focusing on water quality challenges that impact society and the environment. The candidate is expected to engage with researchers across the UA campus to develop multi-disciplinary research targeting opportunities with appropriate funding organizations. The Director position is part of a University of Alabama water initiative in which multiple faculty positions are being hired in engineering and sciences. The Director would manage and lead a group of outstanding faculty that provide expertise in water quality addressing the challenge of sustainable management of water for health and human development. The preferred candidate would exhibit experiences in multiple areas of research such global water health and development, environmental sustainability, drinking water and wastewater treatment, and chemical/biological processes influencing the environmental health conditions for urban populations. The department benefits from the College and University's expansion in enrollment and facilities including completion of the $300 MM Engineering and Science Complex in 2013. These buildings provide nearly one million ft2 of state-of-the-art research and instructional space. Applicants must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in civil engineering or a closely related field. Application packages must be submitted electronically and should consist of a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with a possible start date as early as January 2017. Apply online at facultyjobs.ua.edu. Questions about the positions can be directed to Dr. W. Edward Back (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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