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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Environmental Aquatic Chemistry CEAS

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The University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

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Professor - Environmental Aquatic Chemistry

(Open Rank - Final Rank/Title commensurate w/education & experience)

College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Cincinnati


The University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce a tenure-track faculty position in the area of environmental aquatic chemistry.  This position is part of the Water Cluster Initiative that will hire multiple tenure-track faculty members to strengthen interdisciplinary programs in water research, education and outreach.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute in meaningful ways to interdisciplinary research and educational activities that complement and are synergistic within the Water Cluster. The Water Cluster hires represent a joint initiative between the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), and the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).


Building on our research and innovation strengths, UC's Cluster Hiring Initiative supports existing and emerging partnerships within and between colleges, divisions and areas. In partnership with the Vice President of Research, the Provost's cluster hiring investments harness the power of faculty members focused on solving the world's biggest challenges through leading-edge research and interdisciplinary collaborations that erase boundaries and embrace creative, bold ideas.


Designed to attract top-quality faculty from around the world, UC's Clusters represent the university's commitment to investing in faculty and interdisciplinary problem-solving. UC's Water Cluster establishes our region as a national and global leader in water research, education and outreach centered on integrated water resources management within and across natural and engineered systems. By bringing water planning and management experts together, the Water Cluster provides a supportive platform for new approaches to environmental sustainability.


A job description for the specific position follows.  Please see the Provost's website for more information about the Cluster Hiring initiative, and visit for a listing of all open positions.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally-recognized externally-funded research program with a research area focused on environmental aquatic chemistry. More specifically, the research should be conducted in one or more of the following areas: (1) environmental trace analysis of organic compounds in water, other types of environmental media, and biological samples using liquid and gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometers (LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS), (2) non-target analysis of aquatic contaminants, (3) development of analytical methods for contaminants of emerging concern, (4) modeling of transformation of organic contaminants in the environment and engineered systems, (5) fate and transport of emerging contaminants, endocrine disruptors, and consumer product chemicals in the aquatic environment, (6) chemical cycling, and (7) bioavailability. Duties will also include to provide excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and education through teaching environmental chemistry courses, and contribute to service and educational scholarly activities performed within academic communities across the university.   


Minimum Qualifications:  A Ph.D. degree in environmental chemistry/engineering or a closely related field is required.  


Appointment:  The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.  However, exceptional associate and full professor candidates will be considered based upon credentials.  Successful candidate is expected to have a primary appointment in either the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (CEAS) and/or Chemistry (A&S), and a potential joint appointment in the second department or in others commensurate with the background and expertise of the candidate.


Proposed Start Date:  Aug 15, 2018 or as negotiated


To Apply:  For full consideration, please complete our online application, submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita; a list of four references with address, email and phone contact information; a detailed research (3 page maximum) and educational (2 page maximum) plan; and a personal statement summarizing your contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity and inclusion, as they relate to teaching, research and mentoring (1 page maximum).  All application materials must be submitted electronically to the University of Cincinnati's online application system at (Requisition ID #26264).  Review of applications will begin April 01, 2018, and applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.  For questions about the position, please contact Ms. Bethany Mitchell (




_The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement._


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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