The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track faculty position (R97232) at the rank of assistant or associate professor, beginning August 2019, in the areas of environmental and water resources engineering. This is an interdisciplinary position that will support existing programs in the Department of Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (http://ualr.edu/eit/) such as civil and construction engineering, architectural and construction engineering, geology, and environmental engineering. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.
UA Little Rock is located in the geographic, cultural, commercial, governmental, and population center of Arkansas. The Little Rock metropolitan area has a population of more than 700,000 people, and beautiful natural areas are nearby, e.g., the Arkansas River Bike Trail, the Big Dam Bridge, 1700-acre Burns Park, Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs National Park, and the Buffalo National River. Cultural attractions include the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, several live theatre venues, the Arkansas Arts Center, the Museum of Discovery, the Clinton Presidential Library and Park, the Little Rock Zoo, the River Market Entertainment District, and more.
UA Little Rock is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success.
The successful applicant will be expected to: (1) develop and teach undergraduate engineering courses and labs in environmental and water resources engineering, (2) coordinate with industry sponsors on senior design projects, (3) assist with implementing continuous improvement processes and obtaining initial accreditation of the environmental engineering program, (4) be actively involved in student activities, (5) engage in professional development activities, and (6) perform other duties as assigned. Participation in graduate education is possible via an M.S. program in Construction Management and a Ph.D. program in Engineering Science and Systems.
Minimum Requirements: Applicants must: (1) hold an earned doctorate in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline (ABD applicants may be considered if all degree requirements are completed before employment begins), (2) obtain a professional engineer (PE) license in Arkansas within one year after employment begins, (3) hold an undergraduate engineering degree from a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, and (4) communicate clearly in written and spoken English.
Preferred Requirements: Applicants should: (1) have at least four years of U.S. design or construction industry experience in either the private or public sector, (2) hold, or previously have held, a professional engineer (PE) license within the U.S., (3) be a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), (4) have experience with EAC/ABET assessment and accreditation, and (5) for the rank of associate professor, have at least six years of full-time undergraduate engineering teaching experience and a record of scholarship appropriate to the rank, .
Applications will be reviewed immediately but will be accepted until the position is filled. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.