Assistant or Associate Professor in Water-Environment Engineering

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberF001166P
Internal Posting?
Recruitment TitleRegular Faculty
Advertising Pay Range$94,649.52 annually or higher commensurate with experience
Primary Division/CollegeCollege of Engineering
Primary UnitCivil & Environmental Engineering
Employee CategoryFaculty
Classification Group TitleRegular Faculty
Position Control Number2970
Contingency CodeNot Applicable
Contract BasisAcademic Year
Anticipated Contract Start Date08/11/2024
FLSA StatusOvertime Exempt
Tenure TrackingNegotiable (must be justified)
RankNegotiable (must be justified)
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Extension TypeNot Applicable
Administrative Appointment TypeNot applicable
Administrative Appointment End Date (if applicable)

Position Responsibilities

Position SummaryThe Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Idaho seeks candidates for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the broad area of water-environment engineering at the level of assistant or associate professor.

We are seeking candidates with teaching and research interests in emerging areas and/or topics of significant societal importance as related to civil engineering and the built environment, including but not limited to climate change and water/wastewater systems resiliency. Candidates with interest in for example water quality, water supply, floods/droughts, waste treatment, contaminant fate and transport, environmental applications of microbiology and biotechnology, resource reclamation/recovery, bio-based energy production systems, water-environment aspects of mining, groundwater systems or other areas with civil engineering importance to society are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with department faculty with expertise in wastewater treatment and resource recovery, and ecohydraulics. Water-related research across UI is strong, and UI offers a unique interdisciplinary Water Resources Graduate Program in which several departments participate. The successful candidate will have ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidate will teach both traditional civil engineering water-environment courses, as well as develop new courses in their area of expertise. The CEE department is committed to quality education and has high expectations for teaching excellence. The candidate will advise/mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program that supports graduate students and results in high-quality publications.
Unit/Department SummaryThis position is part of the College of Engineering at the University of Idaho. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in several engineering disciplines. The college is strongly committed to providing a high-quality education for its students and ensuring that vibrant and growing research activities are performed by its students, faculty, and staff. The college also has a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the development of professional skills. The College of Engineering website is:

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was the first department at UI. The demand for our graduates is outstanding. The department faculty are strongly committed to excellent undergraduate and graduate education. CEE faculty are the drivers of two well-known research centers, the Center for Ecohydraulics Research (CER) and the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT). The department is in the midst of a highly successful fundraising campaign to renovate educational infrastructure and increase student support with three new/renovated labs underway: an Advanced Computing Laboratory, the Ardurra Water Laboratory, and the structures laboratory. The department website is:
Contingency Descriptionn/a
Teaching & Advising40%
Scholarship & Creative Activity55%
Outreach & Extension0%
University Service & Leadership5%


Minimum Education/Degree RequiredListed degree qualification is required at time of application.
Required QualificationsB.S. and Ph.D in Civil EngineeringAbility to obtain licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Idaho within 3 years of hireExpertise in water and/or environmental engineeringRecord of research productivityDemonstrated experience communicating orally and in writing to a range of audiences
Preferred QualificationsDemonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertiseProfessional experience in private practice or government agencyExperience conducting externally funded researchDemonstrated ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary and multicultural environments
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

Posting Information

Posting Date08/16/2023
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsThis position is open until filled with first consideration being given to completed applications submitted by November 1, 2023. A complete application consists of a CV, letter of application, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of at least 3 references
Applicant Resources
Background Check StatementApplicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO StatementThe University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.Uncertain

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Statement of Teaching

Optional Documents

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • LinkedIn
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    • Professional Listservs (Ex: NACUBO, AAAE, ISMC, etc.)
    • Veterans in Higher Ed
    • Word of Mouth
    • Other Advertising Venue
    • University of Idaho Website
    • University of Idaho Daily Register
    • University of Idaho Employee
  2. * Were you referred to this employment opportunity by a current University of Idaho employee? If so, please provide their name and department.(Open Ended Question)





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