Water Systems Engineering

Friday, October 27, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Job Institution: 
University of Florida
Job Description: 

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at Assistant/Associate or Full Professor levels. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of science or engineering. We seek creative, highly productive persons who have demonstrated innovative research in the areas of advanced water treatment operations, microbial fuel cells, fluid sensors and controls, energy, and innovative materials. The successful candidates will complement an existing group of faculty that is developing the ESSIE Intelligent Water Infrastructure and Systems Engineering (I-WISE) group.

Current water treatment technologies are energy intensive, generate tremendous amounts of waste, and fail to adequately address legacy and emerging contaminants that threaten human health. To address this challenge requires an immediate paradigm shift to transform our aging water/wastewater/stormwater infrastructure to better manage water chemistry, improve sustainability, recover chemicals, and convey water with less energy (or even with a net energy gain). Research towards this transformation will seek to imagine and design intelligent water systems that improve chemical and water management and strive to convert contamination to innocuous or recoverable resources, rather than transferring contamination from one phase to another (i.e., from water to air or from water to solids).

Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in and record of interdisciplinary research that aligns with the mission of the I-WISE research group. Research approaches can include theoretical, numerical, or experimental methods. The successful candidates will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of ESSIE, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and the University of Florida. The review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

To be considered, interested candidates should apply through the University of Florida by visiting http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/, reference requisition number 495161, and include the following:

- Current CV

- Statements of teaching and research plans (2-3 pages each) with a focus on how those plans will support the college, school, and I-WISE initiatives,

- Up to three representative journal articles (co-) authored by the applicant,

- Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references.

For more information about the position, ESSIE, and the department, visit www.essie.ufl.edu, and contact David Mazyck at dmazyck@ufl.edu

University of Florida counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence – that it values broad diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and creates a robust, inclusive and welcoming climate for learning, research and other work.  UF is committed to equal educational and employment opportunity and access and seeks individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders and other attributes who, among their many exceptional qualifications, have a record of including a broad diversity of individuals in work and learning activities.  The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws.  The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.