Assistant Professor Specializing in Environmental Engineering

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH, USA ūüáļūüáł

Job No: 500777
Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Civil & Environ Engineering – 220400
Advertised: February 17, 2023
Applications close: March 24, 2023

Position Summary:Are you looking for a university that will support you and your commitment to preparing the next generation of engineers? Are you interested in a university where you will work with highly-motivated students in and out of the classroom, and contribute to a thriving academic program? Are you seeking to engage in research that makes a difference in the world, as a member of a mission-driven institution?
The University of Dayton, Department of Civil / Environmental Engineering is seeking a teacher-scholar at the rank of tenure track assistant professor with a specialization in environmental engineering, to begin August 16, 2023.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a potential for excellence and a willingness to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering with a focus on water quality issues or treatment design, and be willing to teach one or more fundamental civil engineering courses. The successful candidate is expected to engage and lead students in externally sponsored research and participate in undergraduate and graduate student advising and mentoring. Collaboration is encouraged within the department, across the university, and externally. The successful candidate is expected to support inclusive excellence which supports the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university, and profession

Opportunities for collaboration are diverse, with examples including the department‚Äôs Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Center, the Ethos R&D program in the School of Engineering‚Äôs Ethos Center, the university‚Äôs Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), and sciences such as environmental biology and environmental geosciences. The Dayton area offers unique opportunities for engineering faculty to work with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory located at Wright-Patterson AFB, the Environmental Protection Agency‚Äôs  Breidenbach Environmental research center, regional academic institutions such as The Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati, and Confluence –a Water Technology Innovation Cluster of industry partners. 

 The Department, School of Engineering, and University
The CEE Department offers a Bachelor‚Äôs in Civil Engineering. It also offers a Master‚Äôs of Science in Civil Engineering, and partnerships with other departments for Ph.D. student mentorship. The department has established a Center for Intelligent Infrastructure Systems to foster multidisciplinary research for enabling technologies to advance the planning, design, construction, and operation of infrastructure toward digital transformation and enhanced human- artificial intelligence synergy. Further information about the Department can be found here.
UD‚Äôs School of Engineering (SoE) values collaboration, inclusiveness, community-engaged learning and adaptation to change. We strive to develop engineers who are socially and globally aware, understand business and entrepreneurship, are prepared to take on leadership roles and are conscious of the consequences of their work ‚ÄĒ to society, the environment and the profession. SoE has been recognized as Best in Class by the Kern Family Foundation’s Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), led by our Visioneering Center. Our partnership of more than a decade continues to support and transform the educational partnership of faculty and students. Service learning is strongly valued, whether in classroom projects or the variety of immersive technical experiences supported by The Ethos Center‚Äės 20 year history. Other unique features include interdisciplinary minors such as our Human Rights and Engineering minor.
UD is one of the nation‚Äôs largest Catholic universities, and one of the largest private universities in Ohio. Continuing its trajectory of growth, UD enrolls nearly 12,000 students, including over 8,000 full-time undergraduates.  Research activity also boasts bold numbers:  we are a leader in the nation for industrial and manufacturing R&D and federally sponsored engineering R&D, and number 1 in Catholic university engineering R&D.

Dayton‚Äôs environment is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and manageable traffic. Love water? UD‚Äôs campus is a walk away from The Great Miami Riverway (also home of the nation‚Äôs largest paved trail network). Our central location provides easy access to a burgeoning downtown area, expansive metro parks named for our convergence of five waterways, a vibrant arts scene, historic neighborhoods, and the Dayton Aviation Heritage and National Historical Park. See for more information about the area.

Apply today!
At the University of Dayton and in the Department, we value inclusive excellence because we recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to academic and institutional excellence. Inclusive excellence requires a comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative alignment of infrastructure, resources and actions. We strive to be active, intentional, and sustain engagement with and celebration of diversity in every dimension of institutional life. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.
Minimum Qualifications:An earned Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field by July 1, 2023.
Record of scholarly research in environmental engineering.
Articulated potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels in water quality issues and treatment engineering topics, and commitment to embrace effective and innovative teaching strategies related to this field of study that support inclusive excellence..
Effective written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:Professional license (P.E.) or potential to complete licensure within 4 years.Successful experience in one or more of the following:peer reviewed research in water issues or water treatment;research in additional environmental compartments such as the water-soil interface or waste management;developing undergraduate research;teaching courses in civil or environmental engineering;engaging, teaching or mentoring individuals from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds;experiential and active learning strategies to foster and maintain student engagement;use of software packages or modeling tools relevant to design or management of water treatment systems;.collaborating with students and other constituents within the department and across campus (e.g., faculty, staff, administration), or in a professional setting.fostering domestic and/or international partnerships in industry or academia,environmental engineering design or management in an academic or professional setting for two or more years.Potential for excellence in one or more of the following:establishing an externally-funded research program aligned with on-going efforts at the University of Dayton and the greater Dayton region;collaboration within CEE in support of the department’s Intelligent Infrastructure Systems Center;collaboration with other units at the University of Dayton, such as environmental biology and environmental geosciences;developing undergraduate research;developing and sustaining partnerships between higher education and industry related to environmental engineering, including supplementation of the classroom learning environment with direct industry input;teaching other fundamental civil engineering courses of the required undergraduate curriculum.Articulated commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and a commitment of service to the community, university and professionEffective interpersonal communication skills.Effective oral communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:All candidates must provide the following documents as part of their application for this position:Cover letter that addresses all minimum requirements and any of the preferred qualifications metCurriculum Vitae (CV)Candidate‚Äôs 1- page statement of commitment to support inclusive excellence and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusionA 2-3 page statement of candidate‚Äôs vision for developing an externally-sponsored research program including topics, potential internal and external collaborators, and potential funding sources..A 1-2 page statement of candidate‚Äôs vision for use of innovative teaching approaches and commitment to effectively delivering courses in undergraduate and graduate levels in water quality issues and treatment engineering topics in the University‚Äôs civil/environmental engineering programs.)Contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.If ABD, a letter is required from the Advisor indicating Ph.D. is expected to be completed by July 1, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to address each of the required and preferred qualifications they have met in the submissions listed above.Posting closes at 11:55 PM ESTA federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.
Closing Statement:The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at





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