Assistant Professor - Environmental Engineering

Austin, TX
Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering - Cockrell School of Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Sep 28, 2017

Job Description: The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in environmental engineering with a focus on \u201cwastewater engineering in the 21st century.\u201d This focus involves a broader vision of the definition of wastewater than it did previously, with modern challenges and opportunities calling for insightful experimental and innovative modeling approaches. Research areas of interest include preparing for alternative downstream water uses; removing recalcitrant compounds and emerging micro-pollutants including nanomaterials; determination of biotransformation pathways of contaminant removal; recovery of nutrients, energy, or energy sources; biochar production from waste; reducing energy consumption; stemming the spread of antibiotic resistance; and the traditional requirements of removing carbon and nutrients. The analysis and optimization of the wastewater bio-consortia with the use of advanced bioanalytical approaches are also of interest to maximize treatment of and resource recovery from wastewater. The practice of wastewater engineering in the context of environmental sustainability requires an understanding of the underlying microbiology and chemistry, energy use and recovery, the ecological consequences of liquid, solid, and gaseous discharges, and knowledge regarding the appropriate application of these concepts to developed and developing countries. The successful candidate is expected to establish a well-funded sponsored research program that supports graduate students, bring excellence to classroom teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and be involved in service to the university and the profession.

Applicants must have an earned Ph. D. degree in civil, environmental, or chemical engineering, or equivalent.

Application Instructions
Requested materials include a letter of interest; a complete CV, including academic and professional experience and a list of publications; statement of research interests outlining areas of technical expertise and interest that complement the department's strategic plan and vision (available at; statement of teaching philosophy; and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. The letter of interest should be addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.