Assistant or Associate Professor

University of Houston

Houston, TX, US



The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position. The appointment is open at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank and for the broad area of water resource engineering with particular interest in, but not limited to, study of: the water-energy nexus, coastal resilience and vulnerability, natural hazards, hydrologic data assimilation, water resources management, and the application of state-of-the-art airborne/spaceborne remote sensing techniques to these research areas.  Candidates applying at the Associate Professor rank are expected to demonstrate nationally and internationally recognized scholarly activities with a strong record of externally funded research. The candidates must also demonstrate a commitment towards teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
University and Department: The University of Houston is located in a park-like campus a few minutes from downtown Houston with nearly 37,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students. The CEE department currently has 22 tenured or tenure-track faculty members. Current enrollment is over 270 undergraduate students, and over 200 graduate students. Houston is the fourth largest city in the U.S. with over 6 million in population. It is the “energy capital of the world” and houses the largest medical center in the world. The greater Houston area offers state-of-the-art recreational facilities, world-class arts and cultural activities, excellent schools, and affordable housing.

Time Frame: The start date for this appointment is September 1, 2018. Applications received before January 1, 2018 will be given priority and the review will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and complete contact information for four references.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.


: Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, or in a closely related field at the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, cross-disciplinary research program in collaboration with the current faculty in the Department, College, and University. Preference will be given to candidates that can make an impact across disciplinary boundaries particularly those closely related to civil engineering.  Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Should your listed references be contacted, they will be asked to submit a letter of reference via email attachment.  

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Teaching Philosophy or Statement, Research Statement