Visiting Professor Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Valparaiso University invites applications for a visiting faculty position in Environmental Engineering that will begin in January for the spring 2021 semester (  Primary teaching responsibilities will cover three core courses: Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Toxicity and Risk Assessment, and Environmental Engineering II, which focuses on wastewater treatment and wastewater facilities.

Valparaiso University (“Valpo”), a community of learning grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society. Located one hour southeast of Chicago on a 310-acre campus, Valpo is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of over 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Valpo is consistently recognized as one of the best private universities in the Midwest and is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a county seat of 30,000 residents with high quality schools and an active social community.

Valparaiso University’s undergraduate-only College of Engineering offers an ABET-accredited BS Civil Engineering degree and a new BS Environmental Engineering degree.  The first student cohort for our Environmental Engineering program enrolled in Fall 2019 and will graduate in Spring 2023. The College of Engineering at Valpo is currently ranked tied for 13th in Engineering Programs (non-doctoral) in the 2020 U.S. News Rankings. The department is also currently inviting applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Environmental Engineering, which has an August 2021 start date (

The successful candidate for the visiting faculty position will have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, civil engineering or a closely aligned field.  Consideration also will be given to applicants with an earned Master’s degree in environmental engineering or civil engineering. The successful candidate will possess enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and the ability to interact and effectively communicate with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented communities. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and contact information for three references to Interfolio at In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the university’s distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Candidates should expect that the search committee will contact these references, in confidence, and that the candidate’s credentials will be confirmed prior to an offer. Employment will require passing a criminal background check. Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2020 for timely consideration.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support its diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at .

Please direct questions about the position to Prof. Anne Raich, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 10/26/2020
Application Due: 12/25/2020
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Salary: Competitive