Assistant/Associate Professor (tenured/tenure-track) in Environmental Engineering - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Environmental Engineering. Qualified candidates at the levels of assistant and associate will be considered, with hiring rank and tenure status commensurate with academic accomplishments.

Candidates from all areas of environmental engineering are encouraged to apply, a strong fundamental science/engineering background is desired and the following topics are of specific interest: climate, environmental data science, novel environmental technologies, resource recovery, water-energy nexus, and water quality. 

The candidate is expected to complement existing expertise in the Department. Applicants must have, at the time of appointment, a PhD (or equivalent) in Environmental Engineering or a related field. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous, independent, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, contribute to the existing range of courses and to the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula, and provide services to the department and the university. The successful candidate will have experience working with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students including URM's and women.

Candidates will submit a statement on diversity and inclusion explaining how diversity, equity, and inclusion are valued within your  research and discipline(s) and how your own scholarly work might contribute to structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also suggest how your work, while as a member of CWRU, will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how moving forward you intend to foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Case Western Reserve University is one of the founding departments of the Case Institute of Technology (founded in 1880), one of the forerunners for CWRU. The Department is known for delivering significant professional impacts, for example, the ‘Case method’ widely used by the deep foundation industry. The Department went through successful fundraising efforts in recent years which allowed it to build the Vanderhoof Infrastructure Research and Education facilities, the Saada Family Geotechnical Engineering laboratory, Richard Saada Intelligent Geosystem laboratory, and more recently, a new concrete laboratory. These represent over $6M investment in modernizing its research and educational infrastructure in the past 10 years. The Department is affiliated with a $10M US Department of Transportation National University Transportation Center focusing on infrastructure sustainability and renewal. The Department faculty address crucial water infrastructure needs with support from the $2.5M NSF Critical Resilient Independent System and Process Project and have additionally secured over $2M funding in environment related research in recent years. The department features a dynamic, pioneering, and collegial environment and consistently receives high student satisfaction.  

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests; (5) statement on diversity and inclusion, and (6) the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file to: 

Faculty Search Committee 
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 
Case Western Reserve University
2104 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Huichun (Judy) Zhang (, Chair of the Search Committee.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.