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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Water Resources Engineering in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Department 00058 - Civil and Environmental Engin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 08/16/2024


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( CVEE ) at the University of Utah invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in the area of Water Resources Engineering with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. This position is anticipated to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, although outstanding candidates at Associate and Full Professor levels are encouraged to apply. This position is part of the University of Utah’s priority to build a diverse faculty; female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description – The successful applicant will be required to develop an externally-funded research program, teach undergraduate and online graduate courses in Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, produce scholarly publications, collaborate with other faculty on professional development interests, and provide departmental, college and university service. An earned Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely-related discipline before the date of hire is required. Strong communication skills and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies are also necessary. A PE is highly desirable.

Driven by the need to provide cost effective, environmentally-friendly solutions to increasingly complex challenges created by coupling of climate induced hydrologic variability with aging infrastructure renovation and development of new facilities for expanding populations, significant changes in the field of water resources engineering are occurring. New cutting-edge tools encompassing big data, machine learning, and remote sensing methodologies are being developed to accurately and efficiently evaluate aspects of green infrastructure performance related to infrastructure damage and human health impacts of extreme flood flow and drought events. Thus, we seek applicants that have expertise in one or more of the following hydrologic areas: system simulation and data integration in cyberinfrastructure, advanced artificial intelligence and deep learning techniques in urban watershed environments, virtual and augmented reality of terrestrial systems, informatics related to smart and sustainable building infrastructure systems, human health impacts of extreme events, and hazard resilient civil infrastructure rehabilitation.

Candidates with strong core fundamentals that allow them to work across disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply. We are seeking highly motivated team players looking to help advance our exciting undergraduate and graduate engineering programs and contribute to the Department’s online education efforts.

Part of the Pac-12 Conference (and soon to be a member of the Big 12 Conference), the University of Utah is a Carnegie Research-Extensive University located in Salt Lake City at the foothills of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. Founded in 1850, the University of Utah now enrolls over 32,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area experiences the four seasons and is known for world-class outdoor recreational activities including skiing, hiking, and biking. The State of Utah has more national parks and scenic areas than any other state. Growth in transportation, energy, mining, software, semiconductors, finance, education, healthcare, and business job sectors have contributed to the State’s prosperity, despite the difficult national economy.

The CEE department is one of seven rapidly growing departments within the John and Marcia Price College of Engineering. In the past decade, the number of tenure-track faculty positions has grown by 50% and research expenditures have more than tripled, to $81.5 million per year, placing our College in the top 30 engineering universities in the country for research volume (2022). The CVEEN Department currently has 21 tenure track faculty members, 4 lecturing faculty, plus we are actively searching for 3 positions including this vacancy. Our enrollment is 106 full-time graduate students, and 340 undergraduate students. The department has an active research program with over $19 million in external funding in 2023. Additional information about the Department is available at:

Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and contact information for three references.

Initial screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2023 although applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is closed.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons of disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veteran’s preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: .

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Application Process – Electronic application materials (pdf format) should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, up to three (3) relevant publications, and contact information for three references.

Open Date 10/19/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01128CF

Type Faculty