Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in Water Resources Engineering/Applied Hydrologic Sciences

University of Illinois-Chicago

Chicago, IL, US

The Department of Civil and Materials Engineering (CME) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in Water Resources Engineering/Applied Hydrologic Sciences.

Tenure-track/tenured position requires specialization in water resources engineering and/or applied hydrologic sciences, especially those with expertise in one or more of the following areas: environmental fluid mechanics, eco-hydrology and applied limnology, contaminant hydrology, and/or intelligent systems as related to water resources. The ideal candidate will complement the core environmental/water resources research group in CME with interests in eco-restoration, contaminant fate and transport, applied environmental biotechnology, water supply and climate change adaptation.  Excellent laboratory facilities exist in the Department. Exceptional candidates in other fields of environmental engineering/water resources engineering will also be considered.

The CME Department has a vibrant civil and environmental engineering program. The Department faculty members are highly involved in conducting interdisciplinary research.  Opportunities are available to collaborate with UIC’s departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Urban Planning and Policy, the School of Public Health, and the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy with a special research focus on urban environmental issues and the Great Lakes.

The Department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in Materials Engineering, and currently has an undergraduate enrollment of about 320 and a graduate enrollment of about 170.  More information about the Department can be found at

Successful candidates will possess a PhD (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or a closely related field, and will be expected to establish a strong sponsored research program, teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, and advise students. The successful candidate will be expected to perform interdisciplinary research, interface with industry, federal, state, local, national labs (e.g., Argonne), and other governmental agencies to attract external funds for support of research, provide service to the university and the profession and publish in technical journals.

UIC’s College of Engineering’s annual research expenditures exceed $27 million.  The campus is in the heart of the vibrant cultural, economic and medical hubs of the city, and adjacent to high-tech suburban corridors that include prominent national laboratories and industries, offering unique advantages and considerable growth potential for interactions with industry. UIC is the largest institution of higher learning in the Chicago metropolitan area, with an annual budget in excess of $2 billion. It is one of only four Carnegie Foundation Research-I universities in the State of Illinois.

Qualified applicants are required to send a letter of application indicating their qualifications, an up-to-date CV including the names and contact information of three references, and separate statements outlining their future teaching and research plans. For fullest consideration, applications must be submitted online at  Review of applications will start on December 11, 2017, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.