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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering

Hiring Department: Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1015851

Description:
The Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering (CME) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level in Environmental Engineering starting August 16, 2023. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, environmental microbiology and genomics; environmental chemistry; AI/ML approaches for environmental informatics/dynamics; indoor air quality/smart building technology for one health; environmental biotechnology; waste prevention and valorization; surface and groundwater management and remediation; resource recovery; environmental forensics; climate change risk and resiliency; and environmental sustainability.

The ideal candidate will complement the core environmental engineering and science research group in CME with interests in eco-restoration, contaminant fate and transport, applied environmental biotechnology, water treatment, water supply, and smart, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure systems. Excellent laboratory facilities exist in the department.

Successful candidates will possess a PhD (or equivalent) in Environmental Engineering, Civil 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.

CME has a vibrant civil, materials, and environmental engineering program. Faculty members in the department are highly active in conducting cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research.  Opportunities are available to collaborate with faculty from the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Urban Planning and Policy, the School of Public Health, the largest College of Medicine in the U.S., and the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy with a special research focus on urban environmental issues and the Great Lakes. The department offers a BS degree in environmental engineering, BS, MS, and PhD degrees in civil engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in materials engineering, and has an undergraduate enrollment of about 400 and a graduate enrollment of about 200. More information about the department can be found at http://www.cme.uic.edu.

The UIC College of Engineering has undergone tremendous growth in recent years; both COE faculty size and annual research expenditures have doubled to >200 faculty and $50 million, respectfully. Campus-wide research activity has also grown rapidly, reaching $460M in 2022. The campus is in the heart of the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city of Chicago, 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 of $3.4 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 three separate statements outlining their future plan for teaching, research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. For fullest consideration, applications must be submitted online by January 31, 2023 at https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2523?c=uic

Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged. Review of applications will start on January 16, 2023, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged. 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.

Duties:
Successful candidate 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, 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.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications
An earned PhD in environmental engineering, civil engineering, or a closely related environmental science field is required for this position.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation

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Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1016043
Posting Close Date: 2.28.2023

About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Position Summary
Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering, as well as civil engineering service courses such as capstone-level engineering design. Other responsibilities include supervising graduate students and undergraduate design and research projects, holding office hours, student academic advising, and participating in course and program assessment. An earned PhD in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from an ABET-accredited program and Professional Engineers (PE) registration (or being on track to obtain PE licensure within two year of employment) is required for this position, and a minimum of 5 years of experience is preferred. Successful candidate is expected to be an excellent instructor, interface with the industry and professional organizations to support our program and provide service to the university and the profession. Prior teaching experience in an ABET-accredited Civil Engineering curriculum is a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities
Job responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering, as well as civil engineering service courses such as capstone-level engineering design.  Other responsibilities include supervising graduate students and undergraduate design and research projects, holding office hours, student academic advising, and participating in course and program assessment.

Minimum Qualifications
An earned PhD in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field is required for this position.

For fullest consideration, applications must be submitted online by February 28, 2023 at https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/2689?c=uic.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation

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The Department of Civil, Materials, and Environmental Engineering posts active searches at the top of this page when positions are available. The department is an excellent place for scholars and academic professionals alike, offering access to a dedicated and diverse student community, extraordinary research collaborators, ever-expanding facilities, and the advantages of living in one of the greatest cities in the United States.

UIC is a major public research university (Carnegie R1) with about 3,000 faculty and more than 34,000 students. It is ranked in the national top 20 by U.S. News & World Report for diversity, and it ranks No. 8 in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education list of best value institutions. This is a recognition given to universities that provide an excellent education compared with net cost. UIC also is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Chicago epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city. World-class amenities such as the lakefront, arts and culture venues, festivals, and two international airports make the Chicago area a singularly enjoyable place to live with an affordable cost of living, whether in an 88th-floor condominium downtown or on a tree-lined street in one of the nation’s finest school districts. The birthplace of the modern skyscraper, Chicago boasts one of the world’s tallest and most iconic skylines, an 8,100-acre park system, and extensive public transit and biking networks.

UIC is committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs and services for all. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UIC is committed to supporting the success of dual-career couples. 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.