Civil Engineering Faculty Position in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
University of New Mexico, Civil Engineering Department
Job Description: 

University of New Mexico Department of Civil Engineering
Open Rank Faculty Position in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering invites applications for one or more full-time positions in environmental and water resources engineering at the level of Assistant Professor. An Assistant Professor hire will be a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. Associate or Full Professor ranks will also be considered depending on qualifications.

Minimum qualifications
Completion of a Ph.D. degree with specialization in environmental engineering or a closely related engineering field by appointment date.

Preferred qualifications
1. Ability and expertise necessary to develop a nationally visible, externally-funded research program. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the environmental impacts and sustainability associated with energy generation/consumption and resource development, the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, water and wastewater engineering, and the development of sustainable technologies for environmental remediation. Research expertise that complements existing department strengths and leads to collaboration inside and outside the department is also preferred.
2. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in civil engineering and environmental engineering.
3. Strong written and oral communication skills.
4. Possession of a professional engineer license or the ability to become licensed.

The University of New Mexico is the flagship university in the state and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity (RU/VH), the only university in the state with that designation. It is also a minority-serving public university and one of only two Hispanic-serving institutions in the country that are also Carnegie RU/VH institutions. The Civil Engineering department currently has 18 tenure-track faculty members and annual research expenditures of about $3M, and is located in the Centennial Engineering Center, a research and teaching building constructed in 2008 containing over 6,000 sq.ft. of state-of-the-art environmental engineering laboratories. Additional information on the Civil Engineering Department can be found at

For best consideration, all application materials must be received by January 2, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. For complete details or to apply, please visit: and reference posting number 0818026. A complete application consists of (1) a signed cover letter summarizing the applicant’s interest and qualifications, (2) a comprehensive CV, (3) research and teaching statements of no more than two pages each, and (4) the names and contact information (address, phone number, and email address) of 4 professional reference. Questions should be referred to Dr. Kerry Howe at
The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.