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Faculty Position in Water Resources and Ecohydrologic Engineering (002983-2013)

Position: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

Responsibilities: Develop a nationally and internationally recognized research and teaching program focused on environmental and natural resources engineering, modeling of hydrologic and ecological processes, and/or the restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Research areas may include designing urban low impact development and agricultural conservation practices, stream and riparian area restoration engineering, wetland design for optimizing ecological functions, the sustainability of current water resource management with a focus on the changing demands of agriculture, industry and society; impact of land management changes on water quality and quantity and corresponding impact on ecosystems; and hydrological transport of chemicals and micro-organisms and associated ecological response. The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record, develop and independent research program and will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Water Resources Engineering.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in Agricultural, Biological, Civil Engineering or closely related field with strong research emphasis on water resources modeling and sustainability is required. PE licensure is desired.

The Colleges: The Department is part of the Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering at Purdue University that are deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and Extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort. The College of Agriculture has 11 academic departments and includes 320 faculty, 2650 undergraduate students, and 690 graduate students. The College of engineering has 13 academic units and includes 365 faculty, 7850 undergraduate students, and 3,000 graduate students. Purdue Extension is comprised of campus specialists who partner with a statewide system of 270 professionals in all 92 counties delivering high-impact research-based programs to stakeholders in Indiana and around the world. The Colleges’ strategic plans can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx and https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUs/StrategicPlan/2009-2014.

Closing Date:   Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications:  Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, academic transcripts, statements of approach and vision for research and teaching, and names and contact information for three references. Please go to : https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment to apply. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Contact:  Questions regarding the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee: Vincent Bralts: 765-494-1177, Email: abejob@ecn.purdue.edu

For additional information see http://www.purde.edu/ABE

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.