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Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Tenure-Track Position in Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (CEEES) at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in environmental engineering to complement the existing faculty. The position is anticipated to commence in the Fall of 2024.

We are seeking a highly qualified candidate who possesses a doctoral degree in environmental engineering or a closely related field. Candidates who have fulfilled all requirements for their doctoral degree but are awaiting the formal conferment are also encouraged to apply; however, they must ensure that their terminal degree is conferred before their intended start date.

The Notre Dame environmental engineering faculty boasts substantial expertise in various areas, including environmental biotechnology, water quality, advanced water treatment, emerging contaminants, fluid dynamics, earth systems, and resilient infrastructure. In alignment with these strengths, the department is actively seeking an exceptional faculty member who specializes in, but is not restricted to, the following research domains: smart environmental systems (e.g., sensors), advanced materials for environmental applications (e.g., membranes, catalysts), carbon capture and storage, resource recovery and reuse, green infrastructure, advanced computational tools (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence), environmental risk, or air quality.

Candidates for the position should be qualified to teach environmental engineering courses, with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program and teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates should have the ability and motivation to participate in collaborative efforts with other researchers within the program and across the university in interdisciplinary areas that include the Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), ND Energy, ND Nano, and the Keough School of Global Affairs. Professional registration as an Environmental Engineer or having the qualifications to obtain Professional Engineering (PE) licensure within five years of appointment will be considered a strength.

Candidates are invited to provide an application package that contains a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement concerning their commitment to and/or experience with advancing diversity and inclusion within the academic setting, and the contact information for at least three letters of reference. Further details about the statement on diversity are below. The application package should be submitted online at We welcome applications for this position on a rolling basis, and early submissions are encouraged. However, to ensure full consideration, please make sure your application is received no later than December 1, 2023. For any inquiries or questions related to this search, please feel free to contact Dr. Kyle Doudrick, Chair of the Environmental Engineering Faculty Search Committee, at

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Notre Dame
The University of Notre Dame strives for inclusive excellence. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion arises from our aspirations about the community we want to be, the educational environment we hope to provide our students with, and the moral character they will develop during their time with us. It goes to the heart of our mission, to who we are and who we want to be. Our University’s core principles of diversity and inclusion commit us to (1) respect the dignity of every person, (2) build a Notre Dame community in which all can flourish, and (3) live in solidarity with all, particularly the most vulnerable. As noted above, all candidates are invited to provide a statement in their application materials explaining how they can contribute to meeting our goal of inclusive excellence. Statements can describe how the candidate’s past experiences and activities and/or future plans might advance diversity and inclusion in their field, including education, research, and service endeavors. Information about the College of Engineering’s action items for diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found at

About the University and Department
The University of Notre Dame is a prestigious research institution with an enrollment of approximately 8,900 undergraduate students and 4,000 postgraduate students. Notre Dame's global reach is exemplified by international research initiatives, its robust study abroad programs, and its partnerships with institutions worldwide.

The Department of CEEES is a nationally ranked program that is home to 37 faculty members, 155 undergraduates, and 103 graduate students with annual research expenditures of $11M. Its core strengths lie in environmental engineering, environmental fluid dynamics, earth sciences, and structural engineering. It has ABET accredited degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

About the City
The University of Notre Dame is situated within the South Bend, IN metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately 325,000 residents. South Bend is renowned for its affordability and strategic location, situated just 75 minutes east of Chicago and a mere 45 minutes east of the pristine shores of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Park, all conveniently accessible via the South Shore Line commuter train. In addition to its accessible transportation options, the city is also served by the South Bend International Airport.

South Bend offers a diverse range of attractions and amenities, including numerous parks and riverfront trails, two hospitals, and five colleges and universities. The Morris Performing Arts Center regularly presents international, national, and local artists, including the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, off Broadway productions, musicians, and comedians. The city is celebrated for its exceptional public schools, and residents enjoy convenient access to popular shopping destinations like the South Bend Farmer's Market, Trader Joe's, Costco, and more. The active downtown scene has events throughout the years, including First Fridays, Art Beat, and The Music Village Block Party.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60- 300.5(a).

Background Check
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in a particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

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