Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Job Institution: 
Wilkes University
Job Description: 

Wilkes University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences Department starting August 2013. The ABET accredited Environmental Engineering program at Wilkes University is exclusively an undergraduate program that has a long tradition of personalized learning/teaching experiences with small class sizes, publishable undergraduate research, and many hands-on projects throughout the curriculum. The successful applicant would be expected to complement the existing engineering and science faculty by building a research, and/or service program with undergraduate students as an integral component.


The successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree at the time of appointment. Professional and teaching experience in Civil, Environmental, or a closely related field will be considered favorably. Expertise in water quality and treatment, soils systems, environmental microbiology, laboratory hands-on experimentation, and data analysis is highly desired. In addition, the applicant should have the ability to teach courses in engineering thermodynamics, engineering mechanics, and computer aided design. The appointed candidate will be required to seek professional engineering licensure in Pennsylvania if not already obtained.

Duties would be primarily focused on teaching a wide range of courses for
environmental engineering and science majors, and on contributing to the continued development of the program. The successful applicant would also be expected to develop a research and/or service program using undergraduate students. The successful candidate must have the ability to provide outstanding classroom, laboratory, and in-field instruction for environmental engineering and science courses. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications begins January 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. You can direct questions to Brian E. Whitman, Department Chair, at brian.whitman@wilkes.edu or 570-408-4882.


Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2000 students at the undergraduate level and over 2,000 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.


Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.


To apply, visit www.Wilkes.edu and click “Jobs at Wilkes”. Please be sure to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.


Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.