Professor, Professor - water resources - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama seeks applicants for tenured position. The position will be filled at the rank of professor. Successful candidate is expected to excel in research funding, teaching, and service in a civil engineering field.

The University of Alabama Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental (CCEE) invites applications for a senior faculty member (rank of Full Professor) in the areas of water resources, hydrology, hydroclimatology and remote sensing. The preferred candidate should have established relationships with federal agencies, specifically the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The preferred candidate should display active engagement with hydrology and ecology organizations such as the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), and geoscience societies such as the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

The NOAA National Water Center (NWC), a $25M complex, was recently opened on the campus of the University of Alabama and will offer unique collaborative research and teaching opportunities to faculty and students. The candidate is expected to develop collaborative relationships, both within the University of Alabama, state agencies and with the NWC. The candidate will engage State of Alabama agencies such as the Office of Water Resources (OWR) to support the State of Alabama’s emphasis on Water Management and Drought Policy development. The candidate would add expertise in areas such as hydrologic data interpretation, hydroclimatology, hydrometeorology, flood/drought prediction, remote sensing and will enable full realization of the potential for leveraging and supporting federal and state agency missions through externally sponsored projects and cooperative agreements. The candidate will be expected to lead and secure large, multi-institutional, national center awards. The candidate will display an outstanding academic record in publications, research awards, leadership in both university and scientific and technical organizations.

The College of Engineering is experiencing unparalleled growth and prosperity, having this year completed the Shelby Engineering and Science Quadrangle at a cost in excess of $300M. The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is benefitting significantly from such growth and currently serves over 700 undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, with ABET-accredited programs in both Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering. In the fall of 2014, in addition to B.S. programs in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering, the department added B.S. programs in Environmental and Architectural Engineering, becoming the only department in the U.S. to offer all four of these degree programs. The department will be opening a state of the art Visualization Lab in the spring of 2015 that will offer high performance visualization (3D) and computational resources. More information about the department can be found at

Established in 1831, the University of Alabama currently serves over 36,000 students and employs over 1,700 full and part-time faculty members in thirteen colleges and schools. The University offers academic programs leading to bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees and a growing number of educational opportunities through distance learning technology. More information on The University of Alabama can be found at
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in civil engineering and broad recognition as a research scholar and leader that supports appointment as a full professor with tenure. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume, a research vision, and a list of at least three references as soon as possible. Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2014.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Professor, Professor - water resources
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Water Engineering
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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