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Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering

Cal Poly State University
California, United States
Commensurate with experience
Start date
Sep 7, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION - The Civil & Environmental Engineering (CE/ENVE) Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in emerging environmental challenges. Candidates with diverse research interests are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate how their research supports a leading-edge environmental engineering concern such as Global Environmental Engineering, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Resource Recovery, or Nano-environmental Engineering. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is available starting Fall 2018.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (a) teaching undergraduate classes and laboratories in environmental engineering in general as well as graduate courses in an area of specialization. The ability to teach courses in more than one sub-specialty (air, waste, noise, water, or engineering fundamentals such as thermodynamics or mass transfer) is preferred; (b) supervising undergraduate and graduate-level research; (c) developing and maintaining externally-funded research programs; (d) collaborating with other faculty on research and professional development interests; (e) engaging in activities related to service in the form of student club advisement, curriculum development and shared governance.

The Department has two separate B.S. degree programs with approximately 700 undergraduate students in the Civil Engineering Program and 200 in the Environmental Engineering Program. Both programs are ABET accredited. The Department’s undergraduate programs are consistently rated as among the best in the U.S. for non-Ph.D. granting institutions, and the department proudly supports extremely active and highly regarded student chapters of the Air and Waste Management Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Engineers without Borders. The Department also offers an M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with approximately 50 active graduate students.

Candidates for the position are required to have earned undergraduate and doctorate degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field by the time of appointment. Experience in environmental engineering, supported by a record of scholarly publications, is preferred. Professional registration, LEED certification, and industry/consulting experience are desirable. A commitment to innovation in undergraduate teaching and working in a multidisciplinary and collaborative setting is expected.

For more information and to apply, please visit to complete the required online faculty application and apply to Requisition #104561. In addition, each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) cover letter providing some detail of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current résumé/CV; and (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. Finalists chosen to interview on-campus will be required to provide three letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by October 31, 2017 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled. For questions, please contact the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at

Cal Poly welcomes and encourages diversity. We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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