Assistant Professor of Practice - Environmental Engineering

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Assistant Professor of Practice - Environmental Engineering


Civil & Environmental Engr-Lincoln-1059

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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Environmental Engineering position. We are looking for an individual with excellent practical professional experience who is dedicated to being a leader in educational innovation, curriculum development, and pedagogy. The UNL College of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The college fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop and teach general courses supportive of both the environmental engineering and the civil engineering programs, as well as core undergraduate and graduate environmental engineering courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with sufficient background to teach a subset of the following: principles of environmental engineering, mass and energy balances, environmental engineering laboratory, biological principles of environmental engineering, fate and transport of substances, and the design of environmental engineering systems. Candidates applying for this position are expected to be significantly involved in the Department’s and College’s teaching mission including not only classroom teaching but also the scholarship of teaching and learning and activities such as curricular continuous improvement, outreach, and student mentoring.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) consists of approximately 33 faculty, 500 undergraduate students, and 130 graduate students with an ABET/EAC accredited undergraduate curriculum in Civil Engineering, and graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. CEE is developing an undergraduate curriculum in Environmental Engineering for which we will seek ABET/EAC accreditation after its first graduates in 2024. Additional information about the Department and College of Engineering can be found at and The successful candidate will teach classes on both the Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and the position could be primarily located on the campus of their choice.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  1. An undergraduate or masters degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, or a closely related discipline.
  2. A PhD in environmental engineering, or a closely related discipline.
  3. Recent, practical, non-academic experience progressing in engineering responsibility, including design experience, project engineering, regulatory compliance, and/or management.
  4. A Professional Engineer (PE) License or ability to obtain a PE License within a period of one year or demonstrate, by virtue of education and/or design experience, qualifications to teach courses that are primarily design in content.
  5. Candidates must also demonstrate readiness to advance inclusive excellence and diversity, as these are core values in our school, college, and university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. An undergraduate degree in civil engineering or environmental engineering.
  2. A Professional Engineering (PE) license.
  3. Record of teaching experience related to civil and environmental engineering.
  4. Experience in the application of technology to environmental engineering.
  5. Experience with the analysis and design of environmental engineering infrastructure.
  6. Experience with ABET accreditation procedures and deliverables.
  7. Demonstrated leadership roles in civil and environmental engineering related professional organizations.
  8. Record of professional publications and presentations.
  9. Record of grant funding for the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  10. Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.

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How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. Resume or CV.
  3. Teaching and diversity statements.
  4. A list of three references.
Note: please combine teaching and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as “Other Document.”

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements: In addition, the teaching statement should include the candidate’s past activities and future plans with respect to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). More on SoTL can be found at

After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statement may not be given full consideration. Please address inquiries regarding this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bruce Dvorak at [email protected].

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Dr. Bruce Dvorak
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

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9 Month

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For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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