Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position effective August 2011. This position is focused towards a faculty member who will contribute to the growth of the Department’s Environmental and Water Resources Program. Candidates with research expertise in an emerging field of water resources that addresses the 21st century challenges for the civil engineering profession are encouraged to apply. In particular, a strong computational and physically-based modeling focus is desirable in an area such as, environmental hydrodynamics, hydrometeorology, energy and water cycle studies, sustainable water resources engineering or climate change.
An earned undergraduate degree in engineering is required. Preference will be given to those with degrees in civil engineering. The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field with emphasis in water resources engineering. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Applicants are preferred who are registered engineers or who have begun the process towards professional registration. The successful applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Preference will given to those with a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching, peer-reviewed scholarly research and grantsmanship. The successful applicant will have graduate level expertise in some of the following specialties: hydrometeorology, atmospheric and climate sciences, distributed hydrologic modeling and GIS, water resources engineering and environmental hydrodynamics.
TTU has recently established several new initiatives aimed at enhancement of quality in research and education. Notable examples include the Stonecipher High Performance Computing (HPC) Initiative and the Oakley STEM education research center. TTU is also home to three state funded centers of excellence on water, energy and manufacturing. Notably, the Center for Management, Protection and Utilization of Water Resources provides state of the art facilities for laboratory and field measurements and geoinformatics.
All faculty in the CEE Department are expected to have a strong commitment to undergraduateteaching as well as to specialized graduate education at the MS and PhD level, externally sponsored research, internationally visible scholarship and service to Department’s programmatic needs. The CEE Department currently has 14 faculty members, with approximately 300 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students with both programs having experienced significant growth in recent years. Applicants will be required to apply online at http://www.tntech.edu/jobs and electronically upload a cover letter discussing the candidate’s teaching, research and professional goals, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, contact information for three (3) professional references, and a copy of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire). Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011; open until filled. AA/EEO