Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington, Vermont

Type: Full Time

Education: PhD

Experience: Less than 1 year

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering (Position #006305) – The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont invites tenure-track faculty applicants who work at the frontiers of Environmental Engineering and can complement existing research expertise within the Department, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and the University. We seek candidates with interests that include, but are not limited to water and wastewater treatment; recovery of beneficial products from wastes; environmental life cycle assessment; energy sustainability; circular economies; and the air quality-energy-transportation-climate nexus. The candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of externally-funded research and contribute to two separate ABET-accredited undergraduate education programs (Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering) as well as teach M.S. and Ph.D. graduate courses in their area of expertise. Applicants should have the ability to pursue an independent research program, collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, and have strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate mentoring. In addition, applicants should have at least one degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering and hold a PhD in Engineering or a closely related discipline or be enrolled in such a program at the time of application.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive high-research university with a current enrollment of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. UVM’s 1,800 full and part-time faculty generated $250+ million dollars in research funding in 2022. UVM’s senior leadership is committed to continued research growth, and the university has recently invested heavily in research infrastructure including a new STEM building and a high-performance computing center. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, often rated as the best small city in America for quality of life, featuring year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains. The City of Burlington is one of the most environmentally progressive cities in the nation, with 100% of residential energy from renewable sources. Burlington was named the #2 “great place to live in America” by Kiplinger’s and Vermont was ranked the “Healthiest State in the USA” in 2019 by the United Health Foundation.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can support a culture of excellence at UVM, as articulated in Amplifying Our Impact that is diverse and inclusive as envisioned in Our Common Ground.

Application materials (5 documents) must be submitted online at, position 006305: (1) a cover letter with names and contact information for at least three references (these must also be entered into the UVM Jobs application system and will be managed via the system); (2) a current curriculum vitae; (3) a research statement that outlines the near- and long-term vision for your research program including external funding support, the mentoring and advancement of graduate students and potential collaboration within the department and across campus; (4) a teaching statement that outlines your expertise and teaching philosophy; (5) a statement of how you will promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at the University of Vermont. Inquiries may be addressed to Professor Arne Bomblies, Search Committee Chairperson, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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