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Assistant Professor: Water Resources

University of Kansas

 
 
 
 
 

Position Overview

The University of Kansas (KU) Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) seeks an outstanding individual for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the discipline of water resources engineering. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of academic and research programs and to contribute to the research community.

This search is focused on those candidates exploring new ideas in the areas of water resource engineering. Areas of particular interest include computational fluid mechanics, river mechanics, sediment transport, and environmental dispersion. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate or equivalent in civil engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of joining the department. Candidates must demonstrate potential to develop an externally funded research program and to design and teach high quality undergraduate and graduate courses.

The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/ . The successful candidate will address KU’s themes.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2017, and will be accepted until the position is filled. The target starting date is August 18, 2018. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position.

Job Description

40%
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of water resources engineering. Develop courses and participate in curriculum development. Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students throughout the course of their studies.

40%
Perform and conduct research related to water resources engineering. Establish a strong research agenda in areas of choice leading to external grant support and publication in recognized refereed journals as well as participating in local, national and international professional conferences and other activities appropriate to the discipline. Supervise M.S. and Ph.D. studies.

20%
Perform service activities normally expected of university faculty commensurate with rank, including committee service to department, School, and University. Also includes national and international service to the profession.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate or equivalent in civil engineering or a closely related discipline at the time of joining the department.
Demonstrable expertise in water resources engineering.
Ability to communicate ideas effectively and to work well with others.
Demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded research program and to design and teach high quality undergraduate and graduate courses.

Contact Information to Applicants

Bryan Young
cbyoung@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction

Evaluation of the requirements above will be made based on:(1) the description of work experience and educational experiences in a letter of application,
(2) a record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in curriculum vitae,
(3) publications and conference presentations in the field,
(4) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience in making technical presentations, and/or previous teaching experience,
(5) a statement of research expertise and interest, and
(6) information provided by professional references.

Review of applications begins October 15, 2017 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified pool of candidates.


 
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