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Water Resources Open Rank Faculty Position
Columbia University in the City of New York

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2023
Title Water Resources Open Rank Faculty Position
University Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY, United States
Department Earth and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline 12/4/23
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Water Resources Engineering
    Ecological and Environmental
    Engineering - Other


Columbia Engineering is pleased to invite applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering. Applications at all ranks, including assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor, will be considered. 

Candidates are sought in areas with a focus on Water Resource Systems. The focus is on systems engineering methods for water resources planning and management. Examples of application areas of interest include:  21st-century automation and design of decentralized and hybrid water and stormwater infrastructure systems; novel water management strategies including markets, financial instruments, optimization, and risk; remote sensing of water resources and water infrastructure resilience and sustainability in a changing climate; intersection of modern infrastructure systems and hydroclimatic risks; theoretical and practical advances in infrastructure systems leveraging modern sensor systems to achieve integrated urban and rural flood control and water supply.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the advancement of their field and the department by developing a leading externally funded research program and contributing to the undergraduate and graduate educational mission of the Department. Columbia fosters multidisciplinary research and encourages collaborations with academic departments and units across Columbia University. The Department actively participates in the school-wide Engineering for Humanity initiatives that relate to climate change mitigation, sustainable energy and water, and systems engineering and integration.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. or its professional equivalent by the start date of the appointment. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants for this position, at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor without tenure levels, must have the potential to do pioneering research and to teach effectively. Applicants for this position at the tenured level (Associate or Full Professor) must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research accomplishments, excellent teaching credentials, and established leadership in the field.

  • Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer — Disability/Veteran.

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