Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering/Ecohydrology

University of Washington

Seattle, WA, US

The University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
(SEFS) invites applications for a full-time (9-month; 100% FTE) tenure-track
Assistant Professor (0116) position to begin Autumn 2017. The aim is to
enhance SEFS’ research and teaching capabilities in the area of water
resources engineering in the context of sustainable production. The position
intends to leverage departmental and university strengths to establish UW as
an innovation leader in preservation of finite water and material resources,
environmental protection, and sustainable production of forest products
including fuels and chemicals.
Particular areas of specialization could include, but are not limited to,
hydrology, water treatment with natural or physical-chemical methods, reuse
of wastewater, water resources or other applicable environmental engineering,
runoff management, and beneficial use of biosolid and similar waste

The individual in this faculty position will be expected to:
•    Contribute to interdisciplinary research initiatives – for example, the
University’s Freshwater Initiative ( and the
Biofuels and Bioproducts Laboratory ( –
and to develop and lead a relevant and self-sustaining research program.
•    Be a leading contributor to existing courses and to the development of
innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula that integrate environmental
science and resource management, bioresource science and engineering, and
environmental engineering. An ideal candidate would have the capability to
teach undergraduate courses in wildland hydrology and industrial water
•    Engage in university and public service relevant to their professional

The person appointed to this position must:
•    Hold a bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental or a related
engineering field, or be a licensed professional engineer in good standing.
•    Hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in an appropriate area of engineering,
hydrology, or a closely related field.
•    Have demonstrated interests in teaching and mentoring.

The College of the Environment and SEFS ( are
dedicated to creating a climate of engagement, actively enlarging the
boundaries of diversity, and highlighting the crucial roles that
under-represented groups play in experiencing, documenting, understanding,
and solving environmental challenges. All applicants must therefore have a
demonstrated willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a wide
range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds; and to advise and
teach a graduate and undergraduate student body that is diverse with respect
to socio-economic status, culture and career path.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan
area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a
range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse
population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25%
first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty
from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the
advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see The University of Washington is recognized
for supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF to [email protected] with
Environmental engineering/Eco-hydrology in the email title. The application
must include the following:
1) Letter of application;
2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) Description of research accomplishments (2 pages);
4) Statement of research plans (2 pages);
5) Statement of teaching interests (1 page);
6) Names and contact information of at least 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin 10 February 2017. For questions about this
position, including potential disability accommodations, please contact Rick
Gustafson ([email protected]) or Jim Fridley ([email protected]), Search Committee

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status,
or genetic information.