Clean Water Engineering

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant Professor (or higher)
Job Institution: 
Oregon State University
Job Description: 

The Schools of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) and Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) at Oregon State University, located in Corvallis, Oregon, are seeking to fill one or more full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor positions to begin September 16, 2018.  Applicants of higher rank may be considered depending upon their qualifications.

The position requires a Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering or a closely-related field, by the start of employment.  The applicant’s expertise must contribute to the College of Engineering targeted strategic area of clean water and align with the aims of a new Clean Water Technology Initiative that responds to the immediate need for innovative technologies, infrastructure, and management solutions that will ensure sustainable access to clean water for ecosystems and people worldwide. Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, advanced materials and processes for water treatment and reuse, novel technologies for assessing and managing vulnerable and aging water infrastructure, water infrastructure resilient to natural hazards, and smart and sustainable strategies for managing water that incorporate socioeconomic, life-cycle, and energy/water/food nexus considerations.  Additional potential exists for the duties to contribute to signature or targeted strategic areas of resilient infrastructure, clean energy, and materials research.  The successful candidate must have sufficient academic preparation to teach core courses in the chemical engineering, civil engineering, and/or environmental engineering undergraduate curriculum.  Opportunities also exist to develop more advanced courses supporting graduate program curricula in these disciplines.

The successful candidate is expected to develop an impactful, sustainable, and nationally-recognized research program. During the interview process, candidates will be expected to clearly articulate how their planned research program, teaching interests, and commitment to promoting inclusivity fits within current activities in the School, College, and University. For further information, please see the College’s Strategic Plan (  To review the full posting and apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement, online at  To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The OSU College of Engineering is committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration. We strive to develop a community of faculty, students, and staff that is inclusive, collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. As such, we seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Oregon State University as an institution is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. OSU offers many programs to support work-life balance and is sensitive to dual career needs.