Tenure-track in Sustainability and Environmental Engineering
Civil & Environmental
Faculty, Tenure/Tenure Stream
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. This position is part of a strategic expansion intended to support the research and teaching activities of the Sustainability and Environmental Engineering (SEE) Group. Current SEE group strengths include environmental systems analysis, environmental microbiology, and treatment of legacy and emerging contaminants applied in the domains of water, soils, energy, and the built environment.
We are interested in candidates whose research complements and adds to our current strengths, particularly in data-centered approaches at the intersection of sustainability and public health. Specific areas of interest include (i) evaluation of climate change impacts on the natural and built environment, (ii) climate change implications for public health, and/or (iii) designing resilient solutions for adapting to or mitigating impacts of our changing climate.
Candidates with outstanding analytical, computational, and/or experimental skills that complement the existing strengths within the department (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Departments/Civil-Environmental/) and across the University of Pittsburgh (https://www.pitt.edu/research) are encouraged to apply. The University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offer a collaborative and supportive environment. We seek candidates who will contribute to this culture and who can collaborate with existing centers. Relevant Centers include the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI), the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach (https://www.water.pitt.edu/), the Impactful Resilient Infrastructure Science and Engineering (IRISE) Consortium (https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/irise/), the Center for Social and Urban Research (https://ucsur.pitt.edu/), and/or the Western PA Regional Data Center (http://www.wprdc.org/). Outstanding computational resources can be found at the Center for Research Computing (CRC, https://crc.pitt.edu/) and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC, https://www.psc.edu/).
Minimum requirements to be considered for the positions are: (1) an earned doctorate in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related field; (2) a viable plan to develop and sustain a strong, externally funded research program within the applicant’s area of expertise; (3) strong indication to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department’s graduate and undergraduate programs; (4) evidence of good communication skills; (5) commitment to support service and diversity initiatives in the Department, Swanson School of Engineering and the University of Pittsburgh. Candidates with a PE license or with the ability to pursue licensure are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to appointees at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants with outstanding credentials may be considered at other levels.
Interested applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) teaching statement, (4) research interests and future plans, (5) statement of diversity and inclusion, (6) copies of three representative publications, and (7) the names and contact information for at least three references. The University of Pittsburgh’s Statement of Diversity and Inclusion can be found at: https://www.provost.pitt.edu/university-pittsburgh-embracing-diversity-and-inclusion and the Swanson School of Engineering’s initiatives can be found at: https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. For full consideration, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before December 1, 2021. We actively encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and women to apply for this position.
Outstanding candidates will have the opportunity to join our vibrant and growing department of 23 full-time faculty members, 300 undergraduate and 94 graduate students (60 of which are Ph.D. students). University of Pittsburgh faculty receives a comprehensive package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement savings/pension plans; and tuition scholarships for dependents. Details are available at: http://www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits.