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School of Engineering, Stanford University - Faculty Opening

Materials and Processes for Water Quality Engineering


The School of Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of materials and processes for water quality engineering. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work over any particular specialization area or department affiliation.

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines. We seek applicants with expertise in materials and chemical or physical processes for water and environmental applications with research that focuses on development and application of new materials and improved processes for water treatment and/or sustainable approaches for managing the world's critical water, energy, and food needs. This may include novel membranes, mass and heat transport studies, improved catalysts, new sensors, and integration of new materials with biotechnology to produce novel hybrid systems. An ideal candidate would be capable of achieving breakthrough results relevant to new technologies at the water-energy-food nexus, while assisting in the translation of these technologies to environmental practice.

The appointment of the successful candidate is envisioned to be in one or two of the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, although a joint appointment with another department will also be considered.

Applications should include a research and teaching plan (not to exceed five pages), a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and addresses of  five references.

Candidates may submit applications online at:

Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2016. Questions may be directed to search administration at, or Search Committee Chair, Richard G. Luthy,

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.