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Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Environmental Biotechnology

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position focused on Environmental Biotechnology to address 21st Century Grand Challenges. Candidates should have core expertise in this area with research thrusts such as energy and resource recovery from wastewater and wastes, sustainable wastewater treatment, circular economies of waste treatment to foster a world without pollution or waste, or reducing climate and greenhouse gas impacts of waste treatment. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop broad interdisciplinary collaborations, either by leveraging technological advances in other fields such as synthetic biology, or by incorporating systems thinking and life cycle analysis. Individuals whose research integrates engineering and public health considerations are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, a cross-divisional department spanning the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has 49 tenured/tenure-track and 40 non-tenure-track faculty members. We embrace the vision outlined in the National Academy report Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges. We strive to make JHU the world leader in understanding how environmental change affects human health and welfare, and in finding solutions that improve the health of the planet, communities, and people, together as linked goals.  We invite candidates who share our vision to apply for this position. More information about the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering can be found at

The Whiting School of Engineering comprises over 200 full time tenure-track, research, and teaching-track faculty in nine academic programs with a total annual research budget of over $170 million. The Bloomberg School of Public Health is the number 1 ranked public health school in the country with over 670 full time tenure-track faculty in 10 academic departments with an annual budget of over $500 million. Research partnerships with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences make the Whiting School of Engineering a unique research and educational environment. Opportunities exist for collaboration with the recently established Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI), the Center for a Livable Future (CLF), and several other institutes and centers at JHU.  Student enrollment exceeds 1800 at the undergraduate level with over 1000 full time MS and PhD students. The Engineering for Professionals program enrolls over 2500 part time continuing education students and is the largest program of its kind in the country.  The Whiting School of Engineering is in the top 20 for both undergraduate programs and graduate school rankings by US News and World Report.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field by the time their appointment begins. Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and establish a strong internationally recognized research program. Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse body of students at all levels is required.

Application Instructions

Applications at all levels will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three recent publications, and complete contact information for at least five references. Applications must be made on-line through the Interfolio web portal ( ). Review of applications will begin in February 2022. While candidates who complete their applications by January 31, 2022, will receive full consideration, the department will consider exceptional applicants at any time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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