Environmental Engineering

Monday, June 20, 2016
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Post Doctoral Fellowship
Job Institution: 
Saint Francis University
Job Description: 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Search Status: Screening begins August 29, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  The position is to start January 2017.

 A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in support of the Center for Watershed Research & Service (CWRS) and Environmental Engineering programs at Saint Francis University. The position will entail:

Research in support of faculty and mission of CWRS (http://francis.edu/center-for-watershed-research-and-service/). Existing research programs are interdisciplinary and include:

Water quality impacts and protection in Appalachia and Highland Bolivia
Co-treatment of municipal wastewater and acid mine drainage
Microbial fuel cells and related technologies
Sustainable passive treatment of acid mine drainage
Other Ecological Engineering solutions for water quality improvement
Teaching one course per semester related to environmental engineering with our unique approach of real research and service blended into the classroom.
Other related activities:

Extension work in service of regional watershed restoration/protection nonprofit organizations
Authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting at national/international conferences
Mentoring undergraduate interns and researchers
Grant-writing in support of CWRS


The balance of the aforementioned activities will be tailored to the skill set of the successful applicant.  They will be overseen and closely mentored by Drs. William Strosnider and Rachel Wagner to achieve the research, teaching, extension, and grant-writing productivity necessary for maximal professional development.

This opportunity is open to applicants from all relevant engineering and science disciplines. We especially encourage applications from those with backgrounds in ecological, environmental, and biological engineering as well as environmental chemistry/science/microbiology, applied ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and other related fields.

Saint Francis University was founded in 1847 and is the oldest Franciscan Institute of higher learning in the United States.  A small Catholic liberal arts university set in the Laurel Highlands of central PA, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound (kayaking, hiking, sailing, mountain biking, fishing, etc,) The University is located in the village of Loretto, which is 1 hour east of Pittsburgh and 3-5 hours west of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

CWRS was founded in 2012 with funding from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. It’s mission is to provide expert assistance and manpower to amplify the watershed restoration efforts of domestic and international nonprofit organizations and to advance the science of watershed restoration.

To apply, complete an application at www.francis.edu/employment, then email letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research/consulting/service plans, official transcripts, and a list of three references to: positions@francis.edu.

Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE.