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Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19713 United States
salary plus benefits
Closing date
Dec 2, 2023

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University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 500373
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Full Time




The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in environmental engineering, beginning in the fall of 2024. This position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level. An earned doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering or a closely related field is required.

The department is building capacity in a number of strategic areas, including climate change, coastal processes, and data science. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to one of these strategic areas. In addition, strong candidates should have expertise in foundational and transformative areas of environmental engineering and can conduct research at the intersection of environmental chemistry and human health. Potential areas of research interest may include, but are not limited to, bio- or geo-chemistry, innovative water treatment technology, resource recovery, wastewater surveillance, contaminant fate and transport, and environmental process modeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to 1) establish a productive, externally funded research program in environmental engineering and science, 2) train and mentor post-doctoral scholars and graduate and undergraduate students in research and professional development, 3) teach graduate and undergraduate core courses in environmental engineering, 4) work on interdisciplinary teams to tackle complex problems facing society, and 5) participate in service activities to the field.

About UD: The University of Delaware provides an excellent research base for interdisciplinary work. Within the Department, research programs exist in environmental, coastal, water resources, structural, transportation, civil infrastructure, railway, and construction engineering, with a strong focus on sustainability in the natural and built environments. The Delaware Environmental Institute, the Delaware Energy Institute, the Data Science Institute, the Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub, the Disaster Research Center, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy are catalysts for interdisciplinary research in the areas of environment, energy, data science, and infrastructure. The state-of-the-art 194,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory provides a focal point for research and teaching on campus. The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a magnet for multidisciplinary life science research, housing cutting-edge core facilities for sequencing, bioinformatics, bioimaging, and other shared equipment available to all users.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 34 faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The Department has state-of-the-art facilities and instruments for laboratory and field studies and computing.

One of the oldest institutions of higher education the United States, the University of Delaware today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. As a recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.

UD values diversity: Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

- An earned doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering or a closely related field

- Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality research with real-world impact

- Promise of or demonstrated success in securing funding

- Promise of or demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring

- Strong written and oral communication skills

- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University

Preferred Qualifications:

- Post-doctoral experience

- Record of competitive external funding

- Experience with curriculum development and/or teaching of graduate and undergraduate courses

- History of interdisciplinary collaboration

To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following required materials, 1) a cover letter summarizing relevant experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research plan, 4) a teaching plan, which should include a diversity statement outlining the candidate’s vision for teaching and mentoring a diverse student population, and 5) the names and contact information of three references. All application materials will be shared with departmental faculty.

Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2023. Initial interview will commence in mid-December. In-person interview will begin in February 2024. The tentative start date is September 1, 2024.

Questions about this search should be directed to Professor Pei Chiu (

Equal Employment Opportunity

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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