Tenure track Faculty Position

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research)
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Job description


Tenure-track faculty position in the Dept. of Desalination and Water Treatment of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer campus, located in Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Israel.  

Rank: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (parallel to Asst. Prof.)   

Degree and area of specialization: We are seeking a faculty member (researcher and lecturer) for a tenure –track position in Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research.  The candidate should have an established record of published research at the doctoral and post-doctoral level and experience in the writing of research proposals.  As a faculty member at ZIWR, the candidate will be expected to develop a strong research and teaching programs which includes mentoring and training students in the one or more of the areas related to water science and technology.    

Principal duties: Teaching graduate courses in water related areas (based on applicant expertise and the institute’s needs); Supervision of graduate students; Research grant applications; Publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals; Take part in the Institute’s activities. 

Additional Information: Expected starting date: October 2019 or earlier. 

Requirements: The candidate’s background and research interests should be in topics related to water science or water technology.  Water treatment technologies of relevance cover the complete range of established or novel processes and/or the development of materials for water processes. Topics in water science can include (but not limited to) environmental chemistry and interfacial phenomena including surface and colloid science. The candidate is expected to have extensive training in one or more of the following disciplines: physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, or biotechnology engineering.     

Employee Class:  Faculty 

Department(s): Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (Dept. of Desalination and Water Treatment)  

Full Time Salary Rate: ACADEMIC (12 months) 

Appointment percent: 100% 

Anticipated begin date: 1 October, 2019 or earlier 

Number of Positions: 1  

To ensure consideration application must be received by December 31, 2018   

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should email the followings as PDFs: 

(1) A cover letter referencing ZIWR open position addressed to Professor Amit Gross, Director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) and Professor Jack Gilron, Chair, Department of Desalination and Water Treatment (ZIWR). 

(2) A curriculum vitae 

(3) A 2-3 page Research Statement, summarizing current and planned research (also include a statement describing past collaborative research activities and potential future collaborations). 

(4) A 1-2 page Teaching Statement    

(5) In addition, please have your references immediately submit letters of recommendation on your behalf, indicating ZIWR Open position DWTR  to the following email address: GuzzettiATbgu.ac.il  

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 31, 2018, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.  

Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Jack Gilron via email. 

All emails should be addressed to GuzzettiATbgu.ac.il


About the employer


ZIWR was founded in January 2002 within the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, at the Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

ZIWR scientists use experimental and theoretical approaches to conduct fundamental research related to water in order to understand wide-ranging phenomena. Our broad-based research encompasses nanoscience and pore scale phenomena, and extends to pilot projects and field studies.

Our interdisciplinary team includes hydrologists, soil scientists, geologists, chemists, microbiologists, and engineers. The result is a unique scientific environment facilitating the investigation of environmental challenges and the development of engineering solutions for water-related problems.

Young and dynamic, the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research is open to change, and research topics are “fine-tuned” to remain responsive to constantly evolving needs and challenges. 

ZIWR members are actively engaged in research projects within Israel, and collaborate with other scientists worldwide.  Particular emphasis is placed on research and development of water resources in drylands in general, and on the local conditions of the Negev in particular. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev remains mindful of its founding mission to spearhead development of Israel’s southern region while taking its place in the global scientific community. 

Visit our website: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/ziwr/Pages/default.aspx


Areas of Research


  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science & Engineering
  • Water Treatment and Purification