The Environmental Engineering Department at the ‘Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia’ (UTEC), Lima, Peru, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level, although truly exceptional candidates may be suitable at the Associate or Full Professor level. We are especially interested in the following areas, but not limited to: (1) Hydroclimatology: stochastic hydrology and forecasting, remote sensing applications to atmospheric, coastal, highland and/or Amazonian processes, Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO), climate change and linkages to vegetation cover, landscape morphology, carbon storage, ocean dynamics, coastal processes, and infrastructure, (2) Hydrogeology: surface and groundwater interaction, porous media and multiphase flow, hydrochemistry, groundwater modeling and applications to agriculture, mining and water scarcity. Applicants whose work bridges areas and who envision cross departmental collaborations are particularly encouraged to apply.
Once hired, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses at the undergraduate and in graduate levels (in the near future), to obtain competitive external funding linked to the Water Research Center, to establish an effervescent cross-disciplinary research program, and to contribute through service to the profession, to the department, and to UTEC.
UTEC opened its doors in 2012 and is home to over 1600 students and 40 full time faculty members today. The University’s main goal is to admit outstanding students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, and to graduate the global engineers of 21st Century, with a holistic vision, good business and communication skills, and a clear focus on innovation and entrepreneurship contributing to the economy and society at large. UTEC is backed by the most influential business owners and companies in Peru, and supported through strategic alliances with world-renowned universities and institutions, such as MIT, Harvard University, Purdue, the University of New Mexico, and the Colorado School of Mines.
Applications will be considered beginning May 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The proposed starting date for this position is August 1, 2017. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements describing teaching and research interests, copies of two representative journal publications, and the names and contact information for at least three references.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in environmental, civil engineering or relevant field required; Excellent written & oral communication skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body; Fluent in English (Spanish is a plus). Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching environmental engineering courses; Experience writing grant proposals; Demonstrated interest in working with academic, industry, and/or community partners. Contact: Questions regarding this search should be directed to Dr. Jorge D. Abad (firstname.lastname@example.org)