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Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Surface Water Quality

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three professional references. The research statement must indicate how the candidate will bring intellectual diversity to the Department, develop an active research program, and promote diversity in graduate education; the teaching statement should address which departmental courses the applicant might teach, courses the applicant would propose to develop (particularly at the graduate level), and ways that the applicant’s teaching covers a breadth of perspectives or ways of knowing and learning. Screening will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online to: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5047.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Surface Water Quality
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Department Chair

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in surface water quality at the Assistant Professor level to begin Fall 2017.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the environmental engineering curriculum.
• Develop a graduate course in her/his area of specialization.
• Develop and maintain an externally-funded research program that complements and adds to existing departmental strengths.
• Supervise and mentor graduate students.
• Be involved in department, university, and professional service.
• Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
• Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

A Ph.D. in environmental engineering or sciences, broadly considered (e.g., aquatic ecology, lake and river remediation and restoration, limnology, water quality modeling) is required.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Experience in research related to surface water quality, aquatic ecology, lake or river remediation and restoration, water quality modeling, aquatic biogeochemistry, or fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic systems.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Post-doc experience is desirable, but not required, as is familiarity with water quality regulation.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Ability to bring intellectual diversity to the Department, ability to promote diversity in graduate education, and ability to teach using a breadth of perspectives or ways of knowing and learning.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Other Conditions:
• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 16342
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 12/08/2016
External Posting Date 12/08/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a complete curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three professional references. The research statement must indicate how the candidate will bring intellectual diversity to the Department, develop an active research program, and promote diversity in graduate education; the teaching statement should address which departmental courses the applicant might teach, courses the applicant would propose to develop (particularly at the graduate level), and ways that the applicant’s teaching covers a breadth of perspectives or ways of knowing and learning. Screening will begin in January and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online to: http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/5047.

Additional Information

The environmental engineering program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering graduates about 50 B.S. students and about 30 M.S. and Ph.D. students each year. Currently, faculty are involved in research in environmental transport and fate of pollutants, lake biogeochemistry, atmosphere/water interactions, water resource management, physical-chemical-biological treatment processes, groundwater remediation, and climate change using approaches ranging from modeling to observations to experimentation. The department’s Water Resources group bridges the environmental and civil engineering programs and conducts research on water management, hydrology, river scour, and climate change. Considerable collaboration occurs across campus with faculty in Biology, Chemistry, Forestry & Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Geology and other disciplines. A variety of interdisciplinary centers on campus facilitate such collaboration (e.g., Great Lakes Research Center, Ecosystem Sciences Center, the Sustainable Futures Institute, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Center). The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), located on the campus waterfront, offers faculty access to research vessels, tethered and autonomous subsurface vehicles, and a suite of shared-use laboratories and instrumentation. Several department faculty maintain offices and laboratories in the GLRC. The Center for Science and Environmental Outreach (CSEO), located in the GLRC and administered through the CEE department, hosts 10,000-15,000 K-12 and community guests annually, and offers faculty the opportunity for collaboration in designing outreach programs in environmentally-oriented STEM topics.

Located in Houghton, Michigan, in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula, the university is just a few miles from Lake Superior, and the surrounding area is well suited for seasonal outdoor activities.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents