About the Faculty Positions

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is a vibrant, collegial, research-active department with 19 tenure-track faculty, 250 undergraduate students, and 70 graduate students. The department is centrally located in the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences which enables frequent and regular opportunities for engagement with students, faculty, and staff throughout the College of Engineering. CEE has an established global reputation for research innovation and holds leadership positions within several college-wide research units, particularly at IIHR - Hydroscience & Engineering, the Iowa Flood Center, and the Center for Hydrologic Development. These centers help fuel a highly interdisciplinary research enterprise across campus.

These positions are part of a strategic hire in the College of Engineering, aiming to enhance our existing strengths in Engineering in the Environment as our college grows our faculty by 20 tenure-track positions over the next five years.

The successful candidates will have Ph.D. degrees in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or related disciplines.  We are considering applications in all areas of environmental engineering represented by our department. We are particularly interested in applicants working in the broad area of hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources, including hydrologic remote sensing, hydrologic modeling and prediction, hydroinformatics, and sustainable and resilient water resources infrastructure.

Preliminary inquiries for additional information are encouraged and should be directed to the search committee chair. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Our department is deeply committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, and students since this contributes to robust exchanges of ideas and the development of each individual’s potential. Applications from women and underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged. We aim to recruit, mentor, and retain the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and we recognize that this includes providing opportunities for employees to build a career and build a life at Iowa.

  • Ph.D. in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering or a related discipline
  • Expertise in at least one of the department’s research focus areas, as demonstrated by relevant publications
  • Enthusiasm for developing and teaching courses in the Civil and Environmental Engineering curriculum
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and mentoring of students, including efforts for continuous improvement
  • A plan for developing a nationally recognized externally funded research program
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in applicants who will actively foster a climate that values and engages diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the department/college

  • Training and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • environmental hydraulics
    • hydrology and water resources
    • hydrologic remote sensing
    • hydrologic modeling and prediction
    • hydroinformatics
    • environmental engineering
    • infrastructure engineering
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse groups of students
  • Dedication to assisting students overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Evidence of ability to attract research funding
  • Applicants must be committed to maintaining respectful team-oriented working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community

Applicants will be asked to include the following components in their application:

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position;
  • A current CV;
  • Name and contact information for three references;
  • A representative research publication; and
  • Three equally important supporting statements:
    • Commitment to DEI Statement: Describe your experience, current activities, and/or plans to advance diversity and inclusion in alignment with the University of Iowa’s mission and values.
    • Teaching Statement: Explain your teaching philosophy, and a plan for maintaining continuous improvement in teaching and mentoring.
    • Research Statement:  Explain your research philosophy, and present your plan for establishing and maintaining a recognized and well-funded research program. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.

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