Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH:
Sustainable and Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions effective September 1, 2019. These positions are part of the strategic expansion intended to support research and teaching activities in the area of Sustainable and Environmental Engineering (SEE).
For the first tenure-track position, we seek candidates with fundamental expertise, research and teaching interests in the areas of environmental aquatic chemistry, water quality, sustainable water treatment technologies, and the water-health nexus.
For the second tenure-track position, we seek candidates with expertise and research and teaching interests in the broad area of sustainable urban engineering. This includes, but is not limited to, building energy use evaluation and optimization, infrastructure resiliency, big data analytics and visualization for sustainable urban systems.
For both of these positions, we are interested in applicants that build on and will contribute to our current strengths in environmental systems analysis. Applicants with a research program that addresses problems at multiple scales and have the desire to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to appointees at the Assistant Professor level, but applicants with outstanding credentials will be considered at other levels. We are interested in candidates that can collaborate in interdisciplinary research and teaching within the Department and/or related focus areas in the Swanson School of Engineering. Further, the ability to collaborate with existing centers, such as the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI and the Center for Energy http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/cfe, is highly desirable. Candidates will have the opportunity to join our vibrant, diverse and growing department of 24 faculty members, 300 undergraduates and 130 full-time graduate students (including 50 PhD students).
Successful applicants will be expected to develop and sustain a strong, externally funded research program within their area of expertise. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented US minority groups and women to apply for this position. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
An earned doctorate in civil engineering, environmental engineering and science, earth science or a closely related field is required. 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. Please submit the application in a single pdf file. Applicants should request that their references directly e-mail reference letters to the application e-mail below at the time of application submission in order to expedite the review process. Applications for the first position and associated reference letters should be emailed to CEE19SE1@pitt.edu. Applications for the second position and their associated reference letters should be emailed to CEE19SE2@pitt.edu.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.
About University of Pittsburgh
The University of Pittsburgh has a proud tradition in civil engineering education, reinforced by a faculty deeply concerned about their students. Graduates from the Department of Civil Engineering have become leaders in their profession, serving with government, private consulting firms and contractors and in research and academic institutions.
Civil engineers at Pitt have the opportunity to engage in undergraduate and graduate programs in a broad range of topics, including structures, environmental, water resources, green construction, geotechnical engineering and construction management. Other electives include applied mechanics and mathematics, legal issues, and computer aided design.
The department accomplished faculty, top-notch educational and research facilities and partnerships with industry provide the necessary edge for our graduates to discover satisfying careers meeting the challenges of the 21st century. The emphasis is to provide an education that focuses on engineering and construction for sustainable development, leaving the next generations with a society that continues to offer a high quality of life.