Utah State University

Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2021 6:00 PM)
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College of Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Environmental Engineering. We seek applicants with preferred focus in Microbiology or Physical/Chemical Processes with a vision for research to generate the knowledge needed to solve emerging water quality problems. It is expected that these positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however, outstanding candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor level. The positions will include strong research, teaching, and service components.


You will join a research community that includes world-class engineering and water science scholars, with a focus on environmental sustainability, and a university community that supports transdisciplinary research, partnerships and collaborations, and supports research and teaching excellence. Utah State University is a leader in water resources and the environment. You will have a unique opportunity and will be encouraged to engage with faculty outside of the College of Engineering in related programs across the campus (e.g. Natural Resources, Biology, Chemistry, Sociology, Economics, Agriculture). We are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants that share these values.


These are academic-year (9 month) tenure-track appointments with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.


Your role will be to become an emerging scholar with an original, creative, innovative, and forward-looking research program with demonstrated excellence in your area of specialization, as will be evidenced by high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates the potential for independent research leading to peer-evaluated publications, securing external research funding, active engagement with the public and private sectors, and supervision of graduate students. In addition to research Utah State University values effective teachers of both undergraduate and graduate students, as measured by strong student and peer review and feedback.


Required Qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.
  2. Ability to conduct and disseminate research in the area of environmental engineering.
  3. Ability to obtain sponsored research to support scholarly activities.
  4. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Environmental Engineering and areas of expertise.
  5. Ability to provide institutional and professional service.
  6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:
  • Environmental Engineering Microbiology/Biotechnology,
  • Water Quality monitoring and impact assessment,
  • Urban water and environmental infrastructure design and resilience,
  • Advanced Water and Wastewater design,
  • Sustainable Communities,
  • Resource Recovery and Reuse
  • Innovative materials/processes for water treatment
  • Technologies for recovery and reuse of impaired waters
  • Municipal, provincial, industrial and/or Indigenous community collaborative research
  1. Professional engineering licensure or the ability to obtain licensure

To be considered at the Associate Professor level, the following additional qualifications must be met:

  1. An established research agenda with an accompanying publication record.
  2. A record of extramural funding.
  3. A record of excellence in research, teaching, and supervising graduate students.
  4. A record of providing institutional and professional service.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) A current curriculum vita.

2) Contact information for four professional references.


Please upload the following documents under "Documents 1-10":

  1. A cover letter (2 pages maximum)
  2. A teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, experience and what you could teach as part of our program (2 pages maximum).
  3. A research statement describing current and future research direction (2 pages maximum).


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

With its main campus in Logan, Utah, USA (https://utah.com/logan), USU is a growing and well-funded land-grant university fostering excellence and diversity with well-equipped analytical, experimental, and computational infrastructure. USU offers a fertile environment for research collaborations between different disciplines on campus, domestically, and internationally, and an emphasis on academics. In addition, USU offers internationally competitive startup resources, salaries, and benefits and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

CEE and UWRL faculty, in collaboration with colleagues across USU’s campus, conduct cutting edge research that contributes to addressing growing societal water and environmental challenges and advances basic understanding in water and environmental sciences. The UWRL is one of the largest university-based water research facilities in the United States with a mission to generate knowledge needed to solve the water problems of the state of Utah, the nation and the world.

USU has a strong dual career program and recognizes that some of the most qualified candidates may have highly qualified partners who also seek employment. For additional information, see https://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-recruitment/dual-career-assistance. USU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and we welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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