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Assistant Professor- Environmental Biotechnology- Fall 2023

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 16, 2022

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Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering
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The University of Texas at Austin Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek candidates with experimental and/or computational research expertise in the area of biotechnology with applications relevant to environmental engineering. Candidates from all areas of environmental biotechnology including synthetic biology, systems biology, and bioprocess engineering, are encouraged to apply. Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, water reuse, emerging pollutant destruction, pathogen control, resource recovery, energy conversion, and carbon capture.  

The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student population in the CAEE department, develop a sustainable sponsored research program, mentor graduate students, collaborate with other faculty from a wide range of backgrounds within and outside of the CAEE department, and be involved in service to the university and the profession. Strong preference will be given to applicants at the assistant professor rank, although truly exceptional candidates at higher ranks may also be considered.

The CAEE department, Cockrell School of Engineering, and the University of Texas at Austin are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion at UT Austin through their research, teaching, and service activities. 

The CAEE department has over 55 faculty and is currently ranked amongst the top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in both civil and environmental engineering by US News and World Report. Faculty in CAEE have access to state-of-the-art, internationally recognized research and computational facilities, including the Center for Water and the Environment, the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Marine Science Institute, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree, or be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or other relevant discipline at the time of application.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified individuals should submit materials in electronic form to Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022.

Cover letter — the cover letter should be addressed to: Chair, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering.

Curriculum Vitae—including academic and professional experience and a list of publications.

Statement of Research— including past research accomplishments and outlining areas of technical expertise that complement the department’s strategic plan and vision (available at

Statement of Teaching — including prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests.

Statement describing past contributions and future plans for promoting diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The Cockrell School’s DEI plan is available at UT Austin’s Strategic Plan for Equity and Diversity can be found here

The names and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three references for assistant professors.  Higher ranks must provide at least five references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.



UTeachEngineering, a collaborative initiative of the Cockrell School of Engineering and UTeach Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District, is dedicated to developing leaders in the emerging field of secondary engineering education.UTeachEngineering prepares undergraduates, degree-holders, and in-service educators to teach innovative and exciting curricula that will allow their students to discover what engineering is, what engineers do, and the role that engineering plays in shaping their world.

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