Tenure-Track Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Faculty

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh PA
  • Oct 01, 2019
Full time Engineering

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Tenure-Track Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Faculty


Pittsburgh, PA

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Position Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. These positions are part of a strategic expansion intended to support the research and teaching activities of the Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Group in two areas:

Water Resources Engineering: Research areas of particular interest include: surface water and groundwater interactions, coastal flooding, multiphase flow in porous media and its interactions with river systems, computational fluid dynamics, mixing and dynamic behavior of fluids in natural and engineered systems, sediment transport, engineering fluid mechanics related to climate change, or similar areas.

Environmental Engineering: Research areas of interest include: biological and chemical processes relevant to resource use and recovery from water or solid waste, and development of environmental engineering processes and technologies for adaptation to global environmental change. Environmental data analytics will be considered within the context of rigorous domain-specific research and applications in traditional and emerging environmental engineering areas.

Candidates with outstanding analytical, computational, and/or experimental skills that complement the existing strengths within the department (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Departments/Civil-Environmental/) and across the University of Pittsburgh (https://www.pitt.edu/research) are encouraged to apply. Ability to collaborate with existing centers, such as the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI), the Center for Energy (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cfe), and the Impactful Resilient Infrastructure Science and Engineering (IRISE) Consortium (https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/irise/) is highly desirable.

Outstanding candidates will have the opportunity to join our vibrant and growing department of 22 full-time faculty members, 300 undergraduate and 130 graduate students (50 of which are PhD students).


Minimum requirements to be considered for the positions are: 1) an earned doctorate in civil engineering or a closely related field; 2) a viable plan to develop and sustain a strong, externally funded research program within the applicant’s area of expertise; 3) strong indication to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs; 4) evidence of good communication skills; 5) commitment to support service and diversity initiatives in the Department, Swanson School of Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh. Preference will be given to appointees at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants with outstanding credentials may be considered at other levels.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) research interests and future plans, (5) statement of diversity and inclusion, (6) copies of three representative publications, and (7) the names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates should prominently note in their cover letter if they are applying for the Environmental Engineering or Water Resources position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. For full consideration candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before December 1, 2019. We actively encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and women to apply for this position. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled