Urban and Stormwater Hydrology Faculty Position

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in the area of urban hydrology and stormwater engineering, particularly based on analytics and modeling that integrates data, civil infrastructure, and innovative engineering solutions to stormwater management and sustainability. The position is open at the Assistant and Associate Professor ranks and will be jointly appointed between Civil and Environmental Engineering and Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with Civil and Environmental Engineering as the home tenure department. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty in both departments. Research thrusts relevant to this position include, but are not limited to, prediction of water quantity and quality impacts of urban-suburban stormwater, data science approaches to stormwater, hyper-resolution modeling of local effects of current and projected stormwater practices, high resolution land use change, stormwater and ecohydrology design from geospatial data, climate-land use/land cover and infrastructure modeling of the impact and efficiency of green infrastructure, evapotranspiration in urban settings, and visualization tools in land use planning. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a dynamic group with 31 tenure-line faculty members, annual research expenditures exceeding $15M and U.S. News and World Report rankings of 15th at the undergraduate level and 20th for the civil engineering graduate program. The faculty has received a number of prestigious honors including six NSF CAREER awards and a NAE membership. Penn State and the College of Engineering have strong initiatives related to water research. Excellent opportunities exist for candidates to interact with faculty in multidisciplinary projects through the new Water Institute, Penn State Rock Ethics Institute, Institute for CyberScience, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Sustainability Institute, and Social Sciences Research Institute. Penn State is one of the nation’s leading research universities with expenditures exceeding $840M annually. The University is also one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships involving over 400 companies on an annual basis. Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline. The new hire will be expected to engage in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of water resources engineering and enhance the department’s existing curriculum. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2016, and continue until filled. Applicants should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, up to four journal publications, and contact information for three references. For more information about the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, see http://www.cee.psu.edu/, and for the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, see abe.psu.edu. Contact Peggy Johnson at paj6@psu.edu or 814-865-1330 for questions about the position.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088