Tenure-track faculty (Innovative Clean Water Technologies for the 21st Century)

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD, US


The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Environmental Health and Engineering seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions focused on Innovative Clean Water Technologies for the 21st Century.  Candidates should have core expertise in the broad areas of water and/or wastewater treatment with an emphasis on novel cost-effective and energy efficient technologies. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: physico-chemical or biological processes to advance technologies for recovery and reuse of impaired waters, resource recovery from wastewaters, novel sensors and diagnostic tools for monitoring water supply and treatment infrastructure, and novel materials.  Candidates should demonstrate the ability to develop broad interdisciplinary collaborations to address water challenges in a global context, by leveraging technological advancements in other fields such as utilizing the JHU Materials Characterization Processing (MCP) Core Facility, or incorporating life-cycle/systems analysis and sustainability concepts into analysis and design, and considering societal and environmental impacts and resource circularity. Individuals who integrate the above areas with public health or policy are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, which spans the Whiting School of Engineering and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has 49 tenured/tenure-track and 40 non-tenure-track faculty members.  We embrace the vision outlined in the 2018 National Academy report Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges. We strive to position JHU as a world leader in understanding how environmental change affects human health and welfare, and in finding solutions that improve the health of the environment, the planet, communities and people, together as linked goals.  We invite candidates who share our vision to apply for this position. More information about the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering can be found at https://ehe.jhu.edu

The Whiting School of Engineering comprises over 200 full time tenure-track, research, and teaching-track faculty in nine academic programs with a total annual research budget of over $100 million. The Bloomberg School of Public Health is the number 1 ranked public health school in the country with over 670 full time tenure-track faculty in 10 academic departments with an annual budget of over $500 million.

Research partnerships with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences make the Whiting School of Engineering a unique research and educational environment. Student enrollment exceeds 1800 at the undergraduate level with over 1000 full time MS and PhD students. The Engineering for Professionals program enrolls over 2000 part time continuing education students and is the largest program of its kind in the country.


Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field by the time their appointment begins. Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research and establish a strong internationally recognized research program.  Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse body of students at all levels is required.  Applications at all levels will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, three recent publications, and complete contact information for at least five references. Applications must be made on-line through the Interfolio by clickng the “Apply Now” button. Review of applications will begin in March 2020. While candidates who complete their applications by March 1, 2020 will receive full consideration, the department will consider exceptional applicants at any time.