Water and Wastewater Treatment

Monday, October 31, 2016
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Washington- Seattle Campus
Job Description: 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Washington (UW) is in an ambitious, multi‐year period of growth and renewal. As part of this expansion, applications are being solicited for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in water quality engineering, with focus on innovative approaches in water and wastewater treatment. We are particularly interested in the development and application of new materials, molecules, and technologies for treatment processes, including, for example: enzymatic approaches to contaminant degradation and directed transformations, optimization of community-level microbial functions for targeted contaminant transformations and/or generation of beneficial products, engineered materials for reaction-based treatment processes, and advanced inorganic or organic materials for adsorption and filtration processes.

Successful candidates are expected to leverage existing department and university strengths in the fields of bio-, molecular, and/or materials engineering to enable development of highly efficient, selective, and less resource intensive water and wastewater treatment processes. Innovation at scales ranging from the molecular to the community, including process and reactor engineering, is welcome. Candidates should therefore have a strong foundation for interdisciplinary research and successful collaborative investigations with colleagues in relevant physical, biological, chemical, and/or engineering sub‐disciplines.

Successful candidates will also have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring, contributing to the existing range of courses and to the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula that integrate across traditional civil and environmental engineering and science disciplines.

Candidates at the rank of Assistant Professor are strongly encouraged, but those with an established reputation as a leader in their field will also be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. A PhD, or foreign equivalent, in civil or environmental engineering, or a related discipline is required.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Washington is the recipient of a 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a 2001 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see www.engr.washington.edu/advance). All positions are contingent on the availability of funding. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Application Instructions

Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a one‐page description of the candidate’s vision for research activities, (4) a one‐page description of the candidate’s vision for teaching, and (5) a list of at least three references. Applications must be submitted at: http://www.engr.washington.edu/facsearch/apply.phtml?pos_id=197. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to search@ce.washington.edu.

Application review will begin on November, 30 2016.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.