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Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as part of its initiative to pursue water-related sustainability challenges, is searching for faculty candidates in the area of Environmental Engineering (cee.usc.edu/academics/environmental-engineering) with an emphasis on aquatic and environmental chemistry. Applications and nominations for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at all levels are requested. Applicants should have a doctorate in environmental engineering or a related field of study, and those applying for Associate Professor or Professor ranks must have a well-established academic record. Outstanding senior applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership, and whose past activities document a commitment to issues involving the advancement of women in science and engineering may be also considered for the Lloyd Armstrong, Jr. Endowed Chair, which is supported by the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Program endowment.  

The intellectual depth, innovation, and promise of candidates are of higher priority than specific research areas; however, some areas of particular interest include the following: contaminants of emerging concern in the environment; effects of environmental contaminants on natural systems, engineered systems, and human health; new technologies to assess and treat environmental contaminants; and environmental impacts of new and existing materials.

Applications are especially encouraged from transformative scholars — those who are transforming the field — and from interdisciplinary scholars who are engaged in research that align with the interests of the Department and are synergistic with other areas in the School and University.

Positions are available starting August 16, 2016. To receive full consideration, candidates should apply online by November 30, 2015. Applications received after this deadline may not be considered. Application materials, which should be uploaded as a single PDF document, should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for five references. All application materials will be held in strict confidence. Interested individuals are welcome to contact Prof. Amy Childress, Director of Environmental Engineering, Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 3620 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA 90089-2531 (email: amyec@usc.edu).

The Astani Department (cee.usc.edu) has 23 tenured/tenure track faculty members, including four chaired professorships, seven current or former Young Investigator and Early Career awardees, and many fellows of professional organizations. In November 2007, the Department was the beneficiary of a $17 million pledge from Sonny Astani, the largest ever bestowed on a department of civil and environmental engineering. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering (http://viterbi.usc.edu) is among the top engineering schools in the world. More than a third of its 180 tenured/tenure-track faculty members are fellows in their respective professional societies and 35 affiliated faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. The School is home to over 45 research centers and institutes, including the Information Sciences Institute (ISI), two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers, the Department of Homeland Security CREATE Center, and an Energy Frontiers Research Center (EFRC) supported by the Department of Energy.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.