Assistant Professor

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA, United States 🇺🇸

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of sustainable and resilient water-energy-environmental systems. This bridges two areas of concentration in our department – civil infrastructure and the water environment. The candidate’s research should have a water focus and include interdisciplinary aspects of the water-environment-energy nexus. Research approaches may include modeling, laboratory experiments, and fieldwork.

The position will be filled at the rank of assistant professor with an anticipated start of Fall 2017. The successful candidate must (1) earn a doctorate in civil or environmental engineering or a closely related field, (2) have excellent potential in research and scholarship, and (3) an ability to teach courses in support of the civil and environmental engineering programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including some in the area of water resources. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students, and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, statements on teaching and research, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references via Letters should be addressed to: CEE Water Resources Search Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 13 East Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lehigh provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for early-career faculty, and promotes a healthy work-life balance (see Lehigh is a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility and a 2010 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic-partner benefits, and Lehigh is a founding member of the Lehigh Valley Inter-Regional Networking & Connecting Consortium to assist highly qualified couples who face the dual career challenge.

Review of applications will begin 23 December 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position may be directed to Prof. Gerard (Jerry) Lennon at [email protected] Lehigh is among the most selective, highly ranked private research universities in the U.S. with a 26% undergraduate acceptance rate and a 95% retention rate. Lehigh’s CEE Department is consistently ranked among the top 25 nationally. The department has 21 full-time faculty members, approximately 160 undergraduate students, 40 Master’s students, and 50 Ph.D. students. The department currently awards B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering and in Environmental Engineering; and M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, in Environmental Engineering, and in Structural Engineering. The CEE Water Resources Laboratory has a flow capacity of 6 cfs and has 2 modeling tanks (12′ x 30′ and 10′ x 20′, respectively), a 50′ horizontal flume, several short tilting flumes, and experimental benches. The Environmental Engineering research laboratories are located in the state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Environment, Policy and Society (STEPS) research facility ( STEPS is also home to the Energy Systems Engineering Institute ( and Environmental Initiative (EI) ( The EI is an interdisciplinary program consisting of faculty, staff and students from all four colleges of Lehigh whose overall mission is to advance humanity’s understanding and awareness of our role in and interaction with our natural environment through research, teaching, and outreach. The EI enables interdisciplinary efforts that transcend typical departmental and college boundaries in degree programs, problem-based research projects, and environmental education for school children, policy-makers, and the general public.