The University of Alabama-Faculty Positions (environmental and water resources engineering)

The University of Alabama Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering invites applications for two new faculty positions in the emphasis area of environmental and water resources engineering. These positions are part of a focused investment by the College of Engineering in the broad area of environmental research.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the University’s Environmental Institute (EI).  The EI’s primary mission is to be a national leader in research on environmental issues related to water, air, and land resources, and involves a dynamic and collegial group of faculty from multiple departments across the University, including chemical and biological engineering, civil, construction and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, geology, and biology. We are seeking candidates who will partner with other environmental faculty and develop nationally competitive research programs that will complement the current environmental research in the department and the EI, and to build bridges with interdisciplinary colleagues in UA’s biological sciences, chemistry, and other engineering departments. The successful candidate must have a balanced perspective on research and instruction. Teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels is essential.

The College of Engineering is experiencing unparalleled growth and prosperity, and is in the process of constructing several new engineering buildings.  The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is a leading contributor to this success with unprecedented growth in its undergraduate, graduate, and research programs.  These two positions are an integral part of a multi-department effort within the College of Engineering to hire a total of seven new faculty with research interests in the area of environmental and water resources engineering, including hiring a new director of the Environmental Institute. 

The department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. degree, an M.S. degree, and Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering.  With a current enrollment of over 600 undergraduate and graduate students, it is one of the largest Department in the College of Engineering.  Additional information can be found on the department website

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in chemical engineering or a closely related field.  Appointments will be at the assistant or associate professor level, depending on qualifications.  The preferable starting date for the positions is August 2012.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of at least three references as soon as possible.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Electronic submission of application materials via the University of Alabama employment website is required, requisition number 0806155.  

For additional information regarding the University of Alabama, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Environmental Institute, or this search, please contact the search committee at

The University of Alabama is located on a beautiful 1,000 acre residential campus in Tuscaloosa, a dynamic and resilient community of 90,000 in central Alabama.  Tuscaloosa is conveniently located between Atlanta, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.  The area offers excellent climate, minimal urban congestion, and abundant outdoor recreation.  The Tuscaloosa community provides rich cultural, educational, and athletic activities for a broad range of lifestyles.  More information can be found at and


The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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