The UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)
invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Environmental
Fluid Mechanics (EFM) with a focus on numerical modeling of coastal
and/or estuarine systems. This is a full-time, tenure track
position, on a 9-month service period, with an anticipated start
date of the 2022-23 academic year.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research,
teaching, and service. Our department offers a highly collegial and
collaborative culture, with broad interdisciplinary research ties
and opportunities. The UW has an active community of researchers in
EFM and Coastal Processes within CEE and across UW. The candidate
will develop new areas of strength for the department, and
collaborate with colleagues within EFM, CEE and throughout the
university. In teaching, the candidate will expand CEE course
offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels to include
courses related to coastal hydrodynamics and numerical modelling.
In all aspects of this position, the candidate will be expected to
take concrete actions toward creating a diverse, inclusive, and
equitable environment. The position will be expected to engage in
research, teaching, and service that fosters constructive
interactions with impacted stakeholder groups and/or addresses
issues of environmental justice.
Our department strives to create an inclusive and welcoming
environment where people of all backgrounds, who bring a range of
perspectives and life experiences, are welcomed, heard and
supported. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute
positively to these efforts. We encourage applications from women
and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people
from other underrepresented or minoritized groups.
We seek an individual with a record of innovation in the
application and/or development of numerical models to address
existing and emerging challenges in the coastal environment.
Applicants must have earned a PhD, or foreign equivalent, in civil
engineering, environmental engineering, coastal oceanography or
related discipline by the date of appointment.
Applicants are expected to describe plans for creating
innovative and high-quality research and teaching programs that
contribute to the fields of EFM, coastal processes and / or coastal
engineering. Applicants should provide examples of scholarly work
that demonstrate the candidate’s passion for and innovative use of
numerical modeling techniques to advance the understanding of
coastal processes and support protection of coastal resources and
Applications are due December 31, 2021. All complete
applications submitted by the deadline will receive full
consideration. Applicant review will begin immediately.
To apply, applicants should upload the following application
materials to Interfolio (page limits will be strictly
(1) Cover Letter: a one-page cover letter,
(2) a curriculum vitae,
(3) Research Statement: a two-page research statement that includes
the candidate’s vision for their research for the next 5 years and
the potential for research collaboration,
(4) Teaching Statement: a one-page description of the candidate’s
vision for instruction and learning in civil and environmental
(5) Diversity Statement: a one-page description of the candidate’s
contributions to and vision for promoting justice, equity,
diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to mentoring
achievements and future mentoring goals,
(6) References: a list of at least three references, including
names, affiliations, and email addresses.
(7) Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form: State law requires that the
University of Washington obtain the Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct
declaration signed by the candidate. The declaration will require
disclose any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct, to
authorize current and past employers to disclose to the UW any
sexual misconduct currently being investigated and/or committed by
you, and to release current and past employers from any
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status,
pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age,
disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity
among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and
articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/).
Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty
efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity
and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty
member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and
Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation
21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a
UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will
be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For
more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.