Assistant Professor (Environmental Modeling)

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT, United States 🇺🇸

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in environmental modeling, with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. The position is anticipated to be filled at an assistant professor level. The College is seeking an outstanding individual whose research is related to environmental modeling and addresses emerging, critical societal needs at local, national and/or international settings. The candidate is expected to maintain an active program of externally-funded research and graduate student advising, as well as significantly contribute to the Vermont EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) project by leading the effort to develop a fully coupled physical/biogeochemical model of Lake Champlain. Vermont EPSCoR ( is funded by the National Science Foundation with a $20M interdisciplinary award to study and promote resiliency in the Lake Champlain Basin. Research will inform public policy and support economic and workforce development. Individuals selected will be expected to interact substantially across the highly interdisciplinary project team. Candidates must have a PhD in engineering, computer science, limnological modeling, applied mathematics, or related field; be able to model hydrodynamic systems; and be able to teach in a discipline related to one or more of the undergraduate and graduate degrees offered within the College. Research areas of interest can include but are not limited to process-based modeling of coupled physical, biogeochemical and ecological dynamics in lakes, rivers, hydraulic structures, estuaries and coastal regions.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively encourages applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. To that end candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and throughout the university community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

The applicant must submit a current curriculum vitae identifying her or his specific area of expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching diversity impact statement, and names of at least three people who can provide letters of reference, at least one of which can comment on teaching. All application materials must be submitted online at, position number 00021678. Inquiries may be addressed to Arne Bomblies, Search Committee Chairperson at [email protected] Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.