Water Resources

Friday, February 3, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant, Associate, or Professor
Job Institution: 
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Job Description: 

Water Resources Engineering 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level related to Water Resources Engineering with an anticipated start date of August 2017. An earned doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related discipline and evidence of the potential for excellence in research and teaching is required.  We seek candidates who will establish a strong externally funded research program, contribute to the CEE PhD program, and have the ability to teach courses such as Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Hydrology, Open Channel Flow, and graduate courses related to water resources. Preference will be given to candidates who have bachelor’s degrees from ABET accredited engineering programs or equivalent, and have obtained professional licensure. Current CEE environmental and water resources faculty have expertise in sustainability, indoor air quality, contaminant fate and transport, life cycle assessment, microbial-electrochemistry, graphene coatings, microbial corrosion, surface engineering, hydrometeorology, climate change, and surface water hydrology; we seek candidates who will complement these strengths and extend departmental opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.  The CEE Department offers a BS degree in Civil Engineering, minors in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Engineering, MS degrees in CEE and Construction and Engineering Management and a PhD in CEE, and participates in two interdisciplinary PhD programs. The department has twelve full-time faculty and approximately 300 students. Additional information about the CEE Department may be found at http://cee.sdsmt.edu/.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science. Known for our academic rigor, we maintain a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our graduates have a 98% placement rate and an average starting salary of $63.000. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls over 2,800 students from 41 states and 28 countries. Rapid City is the state's second largest city (with an urban population of 73,569 and metropolitan population of 197,628) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, the Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: www.sdsmt.edu and http://visitrapidcity.com/.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment.  Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin February 27, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.