Environmental or Geo-Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Job Institution: 
The University of Houston
Job Description: 

Faculty Position in Environmental or Geo-environmental Engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental or geo-environmental engineering.  Applications are invited from candidates at all ranks. Candidates applying for higher ranks are preferred and are expected to demonstrate nationally and internationally recognized scholarly activities with a strong record of externally funded research.  The candidates must also demonstrate a commitment towards teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  

Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, or in a closely related field. Successful candidates are expected to develop nationally recognized, cross-disciplinary research programs in collaboration with the current faculty in the department, college of engineering, and university as well as major energy (oil and gas) industries or health organizations. We are especially interested in applicants with research interests in emerging areas in environmental chemistry and/or  geo-materials with a particular emphasis on energy.

University and Department: The University of Houston is located in a park-like campus a few minutes from the city center of Houston, Texas. UH is a Tier -1 Carnegie Foundation research university with over 40,000 students in the main campus. The CEE department currently has 21 tenure-track faculty members and is expected to grow further in the coming years. Currently it educates over 300 undergraduate students, and 160 graduate students with over 75 Ph.D. students. The department has recently embarked on an exciting period of research growth, high National Research Council (NRC) ranking, and committed leadership to sustainable growth. Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. with over 4.5 million in population. It is the energy capital with the largest medical center in the world, state-of-the-art recreational facilities, excellent schools, and affordable housing. 

Time Frame:  The start date for these appointments is September 1, 2013. Applications received before March 1, 2013 will be given priority, and review of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter indicating the research area, a separate statement on: 1) research/scholarship interests, goals, and accomplishments; 2) teaching goals, preferences, and accomplishments; 3) the names and contact information of at least three references; and, 4) a curriculum vitae to: Prof. A. Belarbi, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, N107 Engineering Bldg. 1, Houston, Texas 77204-4003. Electronic copies of these documents should also be sent as a single PDF file labeled “LastName-FirstName.PDF” to CEE-Env-facultysearch@CIVE.UH.EDUPre-application enquiries and visit to the campus could be entertained.

Equal Opportunity: The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.