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West Virginia University

Date Posted Jan. 10, 2019
University West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV, United States
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ecological and Environmental
    Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in environmental engineering. This position is anticipated to start in August 2019.

Eligible candidates must hold a doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a closely related engineering discipline at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must have the ability to (1) develop and sustain an externally funded research program in one or more of the following areas: environmental microbiology and biotechnology, water treatment technologies for emerging contaminants; food-energy-water nexus, water reuse and recycling; innovative water and wastewater treatment; or environmental sustainability; (2) interact with a multi-disciplinary group of faculty; and (3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, and other civil and environmental engineering courses such as capstone design.

The WVU Statler College currently has seven academic departments, over 4,600 students, and 130 tenure stream faculty members with about 25 million in annual external research expenditures. The college is nationally recognized for high quality teaching and research as well as its excellent faculty and students. The Department offers degrees at the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. levels and a joint B.S. degree in civil and mining is offered in collaboration with the Department of Mining Engineering. The CEE Department has 19 tenure track faculty members, approximately $3M in annual research expenditures and is recognized for high quality teaching, excellent research, and outstanding faculty and students. Dedicated staff and loyal alumni provide support for the academic mission of the department.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of about 137,000 residents and are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, such as the NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility (IV&V), U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at and

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career ( and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration ( WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

To apply for this position visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, statement of teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional refer¬ences. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2019. Only candidates who submit complete documentation of professional quality will be considered in the review process. For further information, please contact the CEE Department Chair, Dr. Hema Siriwardane, by telephone (304-293-2666) or e-mail ( or visit the CEE website at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

  • West Virginia University is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Under-represented class members are encouraged to apply. This includes: minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Contact Information

  • Hema Siriwardane
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
    West Virginia University
    PO Box 6103
    Morgantown, WV 26506
  • 304-293-2666


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