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Tenure-Track Professor in Environmental Engineering, Duke University

Duke University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Environmental Engineering at the level of Assistant Professor. Exceptional applicants at more advanced levels may be considered. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental engineering are encouraged, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in air quality, disease agent transport, sustainable manufacturing and process engineering, and/or the impacts of energy technologies. Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering closely coordinates research and education initiatives with the Nicholas School of the Environment. These include the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, a Superfund Basic Research Center, an NSF PIRE training program in Water and Commerce, and the Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks IGERT training program. We seek candidates with a vision of collaboration and relevance for their research and teaching that is international and cross-disciplinary. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in environmental engineering or a related field. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are strongly encouraged.

Interested applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the contact information of three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses). Application materials must be submitted electronically via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1450. Questions regarding this position may be directed by email to Professor Heileen Hsu-Kim, Search Committee Chair (hsukim-at-duke-dot-edu). Information on Duke’s Environmental Engineering program can be found at http://www.cee.duke.edu/environmental. Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 6, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Duke University is regularly ranked as one of the world's top research universities and is one of the highest ranked U.S. universities in a broad range of environmental disciplines, including environmental policy and management, environmental law, and environmental engineering. Located in the mid-Atlantic piedmont city of Durham, NC, Duke is within 15 minutes of the research campuses for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina.

Energy and Environment Initiative 1 Tenure Track Professor position, 2 Professor of the Practice Positions

The Pratt School of Engineering is launching a research and education initiative focused on energy and the environment. The school is immediately hiring three endowed faculty lines to support its Energy and Environment Initiative effort, and to augment existing faculty. The successful candidates for these positions will be appointed to one of our four engineering departments-- biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or mechanical engineering and materials science--depending upon research and teaching interests. Joint and secondary appointments within the Pratt School, and with other schools or departments at Duke are encouraged. The initiative will encompass both research and education, particularly at the undergraduate level—and will be highly interdisciplinary, bringing expertise from many disciplines to bear on energy and environmental problems. For a more complete job description and online application form, visit http://www.pratt.duke.edu/research/energy-environment

Tenure Track Faculty Search – Hydrology 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is seeking an extraordinarily qualified candidate for a faculty position at the level of Tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The thrusts of the Department include environmental nanotechnologies and fluid mechanics, ecohydrology, hydrometeorology and water resources and sustainability. Candidates working on the areas pertaining to (i) interactions between the variability in the hydrological cycle and climate, (ii) the interactions among water resources, energy and ecosystems processes, and (iii) the development of novel engineering solutions for adapting to their effects on society are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to be involved in Duke's broader efforts in water resources, hydrology, climate, ecology, and related interdisciplinary areas. Opportunities to collaborate in cross-disciplinary initiatives with the Center on Global Change, Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences, Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Duke Global Health Institute, the Nicholas Institute on Environmental Policy Solutions, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Sanford School of Public Policy are available. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in engineering or related physical sciences. The Pratt School is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

Interested applicants should provide curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and a list of three references (with telephone numbers and email addresses). Application materials must be submitted electronically via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2331. The application review process will commence on December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.

Tenure Track Faculty Search – Regional and Global Atmospheric Modeling of the Water cycle

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineeringat Duke University invites applications for a faculty position at the associate or full professorship rank from candidates working on large-scale atmospheric modeling in connection with the variability in the hydrological cycle and its implications for water resources. The successful candidate is expected to serve as an integrator across Duke's broader efforts in water resources, hydrology, climate, and related interdisciplinary areas.

Opportunities to collaborate in cross-disciplinary initiatives with the Center on Global Change, the Nicholas Institute on Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Nicholas School of the Environment are available.  

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in engineering or related physical sciences.  Duke University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer that is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.

Letters of application (including names of at least three potential references, curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching interests as a single pdf file) should be submitted via email to (cee-faculty-search@duke.edu). The application review process will commence on January 15, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

Professor of the Practice, Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy and the Environment, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

The Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University invites applications for the Gendell Family Professorship of the Practice, a unique mentorship and scholarship opportunity in our newly-formed Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy and the Environment. We seek to fill one position during the 2008-09 academic year, and invite applications at all ranks; appointment at the Full or Associate Professor level is anticipated for an exceptional applicant. The successful candidate will receive a contract appointment in one of our four engineering departments-- biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, or mechanical engineering and materials science--depending upon the candidate’s research and teaching interests..  More information on the Pratt School of Engineering and its departments can be found on the school’s webpage, http://www.pratt.duke.edu.

The scope of the Gendell Center is planned to extend broadly to both undergraduate and graduate education. The current focus of the Center, and of this professorship, is to support a new certificate program for Duke undergraduates. In this certificate, offered jointly by the Pratt School of Engineering and the Nicholas School of the Environment, engineers and non-engineers participate together in a six course program of study.  The program includes fundamentals of environmental science and engineering, energy technology, and markets and policy, and requires students to integrate this information through a team capstone experience focused on a real-world energy need, in which alternative solutions must be considered and a design developed and prototyped.  More information on the certificate and its requirements may be found at http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/programs/undergrad/energycert.html. 

The successful applicant should, through prior scholarship, engineering practice, or active participation in the energy industry, have the demonstrated ability to engage outside entities in the engineering educational enterprise.  Realizing such engagement through development of active consulting roles for industrial entities in student projects, and the teaching of laboratory and studio based design courses in which such projects will be developed and tested, are the key responsibilities of this professorship. It is also expected that the Gendell professor will develop additional elective courses in energy technology and/or environmental aspects of energy production, thus contributing both to the certificate and to the curricular offerings available to students working in related fields.   Training in engineering at least at the bachelor’s level is a requirement of this position, and masters’ or PhD level training in fields of engineering related directly to energy and the environment will be seen as highly desirable.  Industrial or governmental experience dealing directly with energy and the environment will be another very strong plus for this position.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references.   The cover letter should take particular care to describe how the qualifications of the applicant uniquely position him or her to bring real-world energy production design problems into the classroom, with an approach that will emphasize environmental sustainability of real-world solutions. Applications received by March 1, 2009 will receive full consideration; however, evaluation of applicants will continue until the position is filled. 

Please submit your application to gendell-search@pratt.duke.edu as a PDF (preferred) or Word file attached to your email. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Gendell Search Committee Chair
Pratt School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
142 Hudson Hall
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 919-660-5418
Fax: 919-660-8963
email: gendell-search@pratt.duke.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

We seek a broadly trained individual with interdisciplinary background and research experience in one or more of the following areas Hydrometeorology, Mountain Meteorology,  Remote sensing of the Atmosphere, Cloud and Precipitation Processes including Microphysics, Land-Atmosphere Interactions, and Computational Fluid Mechanics.   Field or lab work experience and, or expertise with understanding and using community models such as WRF are especially welcome.  Please send a vita, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts, and the names and addresses of three references to:  Dr. Ana P. Barros, barros@duke.edu.