Assistant Research Professor, Civil and Environmental Eng
University of South Florida
Job posting number: #7150781
Posted: May 26, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary:
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for the position of Assistant Research Professor. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting and managing research projects for nutrient management funded by the U.S. EPA, developing research proposals, writing research papers for publication, and training graduate students involved in the funded projects. Although research is the primary responsibility for this position, candidates will also have the opportunity to teach on a voluntary basis and further their career through collaborations with USF faculty.
The CEE Department at USF (http://www.usf.edu/engineering/cee/) has twenty-three (23) tenure-track/tenured faculty members, two (2) instructors, five (5) supporting faculty from the Center for Urban Transportation (CUTR), three (3) staff members, and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, serving nearly 250 undergraduates, 125 masters, and 70 PhD students. Our new BS program in Environmental Engineering just started admitting undergraduates in Fall 2021. Our Environmental Engineering graduate program was ranked 38th nationally and 23rd among US public universities by US News & World Report (2021). Established in 1964 and currently led by Dean Robert H. Bishop, the College of Engineering at USF is ranked #61 among public institutions (#98 overall) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 engineering graduate school rankings. The college serves more than 6,000 students, offering eleven BS programs, seven ABET-accredited, as well as 12 MS and eight doctoral degrees. The College is actively engaged in research with $34.1million in research expenditures for fiscal year 2019-2020. The College has 12 major research centers and institutes and is actively engaged in local and global research activities focused on sustainability, biomedical engineering, computing technology and transportation.
The University of South Florida, a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, generates an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of academic research achievement, or professional qualifications in the field of specialization above those which would be equivalent to the highest degree. Must meet university criteria for appointment which is equivalent to that required of the rank of Assistant Professor.
Earned doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering, industrial engineering, operations research, computer science or a related field, a record of high impact peer-reviewed journal publications, prior experience with nutrient management technologies or physical, chemical, and/or biological process for managing non-point nutrient sources, and excellent communication skills.
Candidates must also be committed to diversity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff.
Additional Information for Applicants:
This position is funded by non-recurring funds and is conditioned upon the continuation of those funds.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research plan, and names of at least three professional references.
This job is subject to Foreign Influence Screening: During the 2021 Florida legislative session, House Bill 7017 (“HB 7017”) was passed and later signed into law by Governor DeSantis. The new law modifies a variety of Florida Statutes to address concerns regarding improper foreign influence. With regard to employment at major research institutions like the University of South Florida, the new law requires thorough review of certain applicants for positions involving research.