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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 7th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications to fill a faculty position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Environmental Engineering. We seek a creative and collegial early-career scholar with a strong engineering background whose research interests address water security (as defined by the United Nations) in the face of urban expansion, aging infrastructure, extreme events, limited resources, and climate change. Candidates whose research aligns with the following areas are of particular interest: (1) innovation in water and wastewater treatment, (2) linking environmental fate and transport processes to human and ecosystem health in extreme and non-extreme conditions, (3) engineering approaches for water security.

UCI offers an exceptional environment for a successful career in environmental engineering with tremendous strength in water research within CEE and in fields of engineering, natural, social and information sciences. The collaborative culture on the UCI campus poses many opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Additionally, Southern California is a mosaic of cities and open spaces whose history and future are inextricably tied to water, and whose experiences with water are paralleled by coastal metropolitan areas around the world facing water security challenges from population growth, development pressure, extreme events, demands for ecosystem protection and water scarcity.

The UCI campus offers a unique housing environment for faculty, with well over a thousand homes within walking distance from campus, the best public schools in California are found in the City of Irvine, and world famous beaches and open space preserves are easily accessible.

Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree and preference will be given to candidates with an undergraduate degree in engineering. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward excellent programs and projects within the department and the university. Applications should include a cover letter, a description of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until later stages of the search.

Applications received by January 1, 2020 will be given full consideration but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at

One of the youngest University of California campuses, UCI is ranked first in the United States and fifth in the world among universities less than 50 years old, according to the Times Higher Education survey. Compensation is competitive with the nation's finest universities and includes priority access to on-campus for-sale faculty housing. UC Irvine is located four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. The area offers a pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Applications should be submitted electronically at

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

Tenured Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Applications should be submitted electronically at

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)