Water Resources

Sunday, November 4, 2012
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Job Rank: 
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Lehigh University
Job Description: 

Water Resources Search 2012-13 The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University (www.lehigh.edu/~incee/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in water resources engineering with an anticipated fall 2013 start. This area of research and expertise is perceived as an essential and natural tie between the two main areas of concentration in our department, built environment (structural, geotechnical, and water resources) and water environment (environmental, geotechnical, and water resources), and also aligns well with the research of several other faculty members distributed between the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and the College of Arts and Science. The position will be filled at the rank of assistant professor. Research areas of interest may include, but are not limited to, (a) experimental or numerical study of transitional flows and turbulence; multi-scale, multi-phenomena models and computations; fluid flow effects (surges and floods) on infrastructure systems; and computational fluid mechanics for the environment and infrastructure; (b) development of sustainable engineered management systems for water resources; (c) surface water flow, surface water/ground water interactions, and contaminant transport; (d) offshore wave and wind interaction of energy harvesting infrastructure; and (e) dynamics and quality of surface waters such as lakes and reservoirs; transport and mixing processes in streams and rivers. Exceptional candidates in other related areas will be given serious consideration. The candidate must possess (1) an earned doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or a closely related field, (2) excellent potential in research and scholarship, and (3) an ability to teach civil and environmental engineering courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, and to supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students. This position is strongly aligned with Lehigh University’s commitment to building and strengthening our impact in the areas of energy, the environment, infrastructure, health, and sustainable development. For more information, the university strategic plan can be found at http://www.lehigh.edu/2009plan/. Applicants should submit a cover letter, statements on teaching and research, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references via http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Lehigh/CEE. Letters should be addressed to: CEE Water Resources Search Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 13 East Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering; more information is available at http://advance.cc.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including domestic partner benefits, and more information can be found at http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html. Review of applications will begin 15 November 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position may be directed to Prof. Kristen Jellison at krj3@lehigh.edu. Lehigh is among the most selective, highly ranked private research universities in the U.S. with a 33% undergraduate acceptance rate and a 95% retention rate. Lehigh’s CEE Department is consistently ranked among the top 25 nationally. The department has 17 full-time faculty members, and approximately 125 graduate students and 200 undergraduate students. The department currently awards B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and in Environmental Engineering; and M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, in Environmental Engineering, and in Structural Engineering. The CEE Hydraulics Laboratory has a flow capacity of 6 cfs and has 2 modeling basins (12' x 30' and 10' x 20', respectively), a 50' horizontal flume, several short tilting flumes, and experimental benches. The Environmental Engineering research laboratories are located in the new, state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Environment, Policy and Society (STEPS) research facility (www.lehigh.edu/steps). STEPS is also home to the Environmental Initiative (EI) (www.ei.lehigh.edu), an interdisciplinary program consisting of faculty, staff and students from all four colleges of Lehigh whose overall mission is to advance humanity's understanding and awareness of our role in and interaction with our natural environment through research, teaching, and outreach. The EI enables interdisciplinary efforts that transcend typical departmental and college boundaries in degree programs, problem-based research projects, and environmental education for school children, policy-makers, and the general public.