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Job ID: 222351

Assistant Professor
Oregon State University

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2023
Title Assistant Professor
University Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, United States
Department Engineering
Application Deadline 01/05/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum

Assistant Professor

Oregon State University

Department: Sch of Chem/Bio/Envr Eng (ECB)

Appointment Type: Academic Faculty

Job Location: Corvallis

Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience.

Job Summary:
The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; however, appointment at a promoted rank may be considered depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Any hiring at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor with indefinite tenure will be subject to a successful out-of-cycle tenure review process: .
The School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (CBEE) within the College of Engineering (COE) at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking to fill one full-time (1.00 FTE), tenure-track, 9-month assistant professor position in environmental engineering to support the teaching and research missions of the school.

The COE has committed to being a national model of inclusivity and collaboration as evidenced by, among other features, a community of faculty, students, and staff that is increasingly collaborative, diverse, and centered on student success. We seek applicants who will broaden our capacity to advance student success across individual identities, racial/ethnic categories and socioeconomic backgrounds.

CBEE provides formal education to undergraduate and graduate students, conducts public service activities, and performs sponsored and unsponsored research for the benefit of various entities, including the state of Oregon, private industry, and the federal government. The individual in this position is expected to perform a combination of duties related to teaching and advising in the school, advancing research and other scholarly activities, and performing service. A doctorate in environmental engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, or closely related field is required, as is a demonstrated commitment to engaging in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Duties will support the vision, mission and goals of the School, College and University, contributing to the College of Engineering targeted strategic area of clean water and the Clean and Sustainable Water Technology Initiative which recognizes the immediate need for innovative technologies, infrastructure, and management solutions that will ensure sustainable access to clean water for ecosystems and people worldwide.

Specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to environmental technologies related to clean water; advanced processes and materials for water treatment and reuse; smart technologies (e.g. AI/ML/DL, Big Data/Data Science) for solving current challenges in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and groundwater. Additional specific research areas of interest include advanced modeling approaches for reaction and transport phenomena. These research areas may ultimately support sustainable strategies for managing water in a way that incorporates socioeconomic, life-cycle, and energy/water/food nexus considerations. The individual in this position will also be encouraged to contribute to the current priorities in CBEE in the areas of engineering education and social justice, diversity and inclusivity, and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We dont wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


Top 1.4% university in the world
More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
217k+ alumni worldwide
For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon States beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of Americas best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
Retirement savings paid by the university.
A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.

Key Responsibilities
50% Teaching and related dutiesDelivers four (quarter long) courses each year in support of the undergraduate and graduate programs in CBEE. Participates with faculty and administrative staff in curriculum development, including course design and delivery strategies that foster inclusion and enhance student success. Advises undergraduate and graduate students, and participates in department- and college-level extended education efforts. Conducts assessment of student learning for each assigned course, each term, and prepares proper documentation in support of the ABET accreditation process and continuous improvement of graduate programs.

40% Research and scholarly activitiesResearch includes the development and leadership of an impactful, visible, sustainable, externally-funded and nationally recognized funded research program. This includes: writing proposals; conducting funded and unfunded research; presenting results at professional conferences, meetings, other institutions and industry; and directing and mentoring doctoral and masters students in all aspects of research and professional development. The scholarly expectations for this position lie in the discovery of new knowledge and understanding, the integration of knowledge leading to new interpretations or applications, and the dissemination of knowledge via peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and, when appropriate, via development of new technologies, materials, methods, educational approaches, or filing patents.

10% ServiceAn appropriate balance of institutional and professional service is expected. Institutional service includes participation in school committees, faculty meetings, and outreach activities, as well as in college and university committees. Professional service includes conference organization and program committee service for professional societies, peer review service for journals and conference proceedings, proposal review service, and journal editorships.

Cooperation with school faculty and staff to promote achievement of college and university goals in relation to building a more inclusive and collaborative community, centered on student success, is expected. Specific workload assignments are at the discretion of the school head.

What You Will Need

    • PhD in environmental, chemical, or civil engineering or closely-related field
    • Demonstrable academic preparation to teach core courses in the environmental and/or chemical engineering undergraduate curriculum as well as more advanced courses supporting graduate program curricula in these disciplines
    • Demonstrated potential for establishing a productive, externally funded research program
    • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion
    • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Demonstrated potential for establishing a productive, externally funded research program in environmental engineering with a focus on clean water
  • Postdoctoral, industrial or national laboratory experience relevant to the research areas described in the position summary
  • Ability to, or experience with, working in collaborate and interdisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrable commitment to, or experience with, mentoring students
  • Demonstrable commitment to, or experience with, development of pedagogical knowledge and practices

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 12/1/2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A Cover Letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position, and what interests you about coming to Oregon State University.
2) A Curriculum Vitae that includes the names of at least three professional references, their email addresses, and telephone contact numbers.

3) A Teaching Statement - three pages (or less) summary statement describing your teaching experience and your philosophy of teaching. (upload as Statement of Teaching)

4) A Research Statement - three pages (or less) summary statement describing your proposed research program and describe how it leverages strengths of the School, College, and University. (upload as Statement of Research)

5) A Diversity/Inclusion Statement - three pages (or less) that outlines how your experience, education, and training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community. Experiences and training can be in the context of interactions and activities within or outside the university environment, e.g., community or local organizations. (upload as Diversity Statement)
Letters of Reference will be requested of finalists. When applying, you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone number for 3 referees who will be sent a secure quicklink that will allow them to upload the requested letters of reference on your behalf.

For additional information please contact:
Dorthe Wildenschild

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

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