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  • ASCE St. Louis Section

Assistant Professor - Civil Engineering

Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO

Type: Full-Time Posted: 01/21/2023 Category: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job Type: Full time Job Number: 2022-06329 Location: McDonnell Douglas Hall Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. All About You Saint Louis University's Civil Engineering Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of environmental engineering with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023. The program is seeking dynamic, collegial, collaborative, and creative applicants that are dedicated to performing ground-breaking, externally-funded research in the field of environmental engineering with the potential to build an exceptional national/international research reputation. Experience in the areas of water quality, water/wastewater treatment, biological or physicochemical processes, system dynamics/complex adaptive systems modeling, sustainable development, or related areas are preferred. Applicants should also be motivated to deliver engaging, hands-on learning experiences to undergraduate and graduate engineering students in a team-oriented, student-focused environment. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level. However, candidates with exceptional qualifications may be considered for appointment at a higher level. The successful candidate will serve as a primary investigator for SLU's Water Access, Technology, Environment, and Resources (WATER) Institute ( The WATER Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute that focuses on three main areas: 1) water in the built environment, 2) aquatic ecosystems, and 3) social justice issues related to water. The position is an excellent opportunity to develop a strong interdisciplinary research program in a supportive, nurturing environment designed to ensure success. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with diverse researchers, attract world-class students, and make significant research contributions to address critical environmental challenges. Applicants are particularly sought with diverse backgrounds and an interest in contributing to outreach and mission-oriented community engagement activities. Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, healthcare, and service. The School of Science and Engineering offers academic programs of excellence that integrate the education of the whole person with classroom and hands-on experiences in the major field of study. Laboratory coursework and undergraduate research are hallmarks of the student learning experience at Saint Louis University. Responsibilities:

  • Develop, deliver, and assess engineering courses in support of the college's teaching mission

  • Establish a vibrant and productive research program and actively engage in scholarly activities including publishing in peer reviewed journals, dissemination at conferences, and seeking external funding

  • Contribute to the growth of the WATER Institute through water-related research and outreach

  • Create inclusive, engaging teaching and research experiences to develop socially conscious engineers and scientists

  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students

  • Participate in departmental, college, university and professional service activities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field

  • Demonstrated excellence in research and scholarly activity, including peer reviewed journal and conference papers, grant writing, mentoring students, and developing an independent research agenda

  • Excellence in teaching as demonstrated through previous teaching and teaching preparation experiences

  • Desire to engage with SLU's mission-driven learning and outreach activities

  • The applicant should be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in civil, environmental, or closely related field.

  • Post-doctoral fellowship experience in environmental engineering, or a related disciplinary area

  • Relevant teaching experience that promotes hands-on, experiential learning

  • Established record of interdisciplinary collaboration and impactful research work

  • Demonstrated ability and vision to collaborate and build a multidisciplinary initiative in pursuit of enhancing undergraduate and graduate education

Application Procedures: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional/academic references, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. You can upload these items on the third page "My experience" of the application . Application review will begin February 1. Function Nonmedical Primary Appointment <12 mo. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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