In support of a new Clean Water Technology Initiative within the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU), the Schools of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) and Civil and Construction Engineering (CCE) are seeking to fill one or more full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor positions to begin September 16, 2018. Higher ranks may be considered depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. The OSU College of Engineering has committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration as evidenced by, among other features, a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly 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.
The Schools of CBEE and CCE provide formal education to undergraduate and graduate students, perform sponsored and unsponsored research for the benefit of the State of Oregon, private industry and the federal government, and conduct public service activities. The individual in this position is expected to perform a combination of duties related to teaching and advising in chemical, civil and/or environmental engineering, advancing appropriate research and other scholarly activities, and performing service activities. It is anticipated that the individual will engage with faculty and students in both CBEE and CCE, with specific appointments in each School determined on the basis of research and teaching interests and expertise. A PhD in chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering or closely-related field is required, as is a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion. Duties will support the vision, mission and goals of the Schools, College and University, contributing to the College of Engineering targeted strategic area of clean water. Additional potential exists for the duties to contribute to signature or targeted strategic areas of resilient infrastructure, clean energy, and materials research. The Clean Water Technology Initiative recognizes 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.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
PhD in chemical engineering, civil engineering, environmental engineering, or closely-related field
Demonstrable academic preparation to teach core courses in the chemical engineering, civil engineering, and/or environmental engineering undergraduate curriculum as well as more advanced courses supporting graduate program curricula in these disciplines
Demonstrable ability to contribute to the College of Engineering's targeted strategic area of clean water
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion
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