Assistant Professor


DEPARTMENT

Earth and Environmental Sciences


POSITION SUMMARY

The Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering invite applications for a dual-appointment tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2018. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality research as well as undergraduate and graduate education and expertise in Coastal/Marine Sciences or Coastal Engineering with specialization in fluvial, coastal or deltaic sedimentology, hydrology and sediment transport or surface hydrology/hydraulics. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geoscience, Marine Science, Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or a related field, must be academically qualified to teach, and must meet all other position requirements at the time of selection including postdoctoral research experience. The position involves teaching courses in fluvial geomorphology and river dynamics, coastal engineering, design of coastal/hydraulic structures, coastal/marine sedimentology, sediment transport, surface hydrology and contributing to the departments’ (EES and CEE) core curricula in coastal and environmental science and civil and environmental engineering. A strong background in numerical modeling is desirable. A successful candidate is expected to build his/her original independent research programs and to seek interdisciplinary collaborations both within and outside the University, and seek extramural funding to support their research. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research and work with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and the candidate is expected to collaborate with the departments’ faculty members, affiliate with research units on campus such as the Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Science (PIES), as well as other researchers worldwide. Both departments support undergraduate and M.S. programs in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil & Environmental Engineering, and both departments participate in our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Engineering and Applied Sciences. The position would be joint-appointed in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering.


RESPONSIBILITIES

The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in fluvial geomorphology, river dynamics, coastal engineering, design of coastal/hydraulic structures, coastal/marine sedimentology, sediment transport, surface hydrology and contributing to the departments’ (EES and CEE) core curricula in coastal and environmental science, geoscience and civil and environmental engineering. A successful candidate is expected to build his/her original independent research programs and to seek interdisciplinary collaborations both within and outside the University, and pursue extramural funding to support their research.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geoscience, Marine Science, Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or a related field, must be academically qualified to teach, and must meet all other position requirements at the time of selection including postdoctoral research experience.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for candidates with diverse background through educational preparation or through additional experience obtained during their post-doctoral experience. Candidates with preparation in both geosciences/marine sciences and engineering are desired. Candidates with numerical modeling experience are desired, focusing on the following fields (coastal, fluvial or deltaic geomorphology, clastic or marine sedimentology, marine sciences, coastal engineering with applications in coastal restoration/nourishment, hydraulics/hydrology with documented experience working in coastal and fluvio-deltaic systems.


SALARY

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


DATE POSTED

10/06/2017


CLOSING DATE

For full consideration, please submit applications by December 15th, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.


POSITION NUMBER

6886

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