The Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at Florida Polytechnic University and the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute (FIPR) seek highly qualitied candidates with strong expertise in water, water systems, hydrology, and/or waste-water cleanup. This position is a joint appointment between Florida Polytechnic University and Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute. The candidate will serve as University faculty with teaching and research responsibilities, as well as serving as Research Director for Water Management at Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute.
The University appointment requires individuals to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, conduct interdisciplinary research activities, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and provide service to the university and the profession. Faculty at Florida Polytechnic University are encouraged to build strong industry relations to further high impact applied research. The department is interested in candidates who are highly collaborative and collegial with a strong commitment to pursuing results-oriented research, student mentoring, and teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
The Institute appointment requires individuals to actively pursue research in support of the Institute environmental mission. In this role, the individual will be expected to perform research that supports the FIPR mission and to also seek out grant opportunities related to the areas specified below. When possible, activity should have direct impact on industry operations to facilitate economic development in central Florida and beyond, both domestic and international.
This individual will be expert in one or more of the areas of wastewater treatment, mitigation and remediation of impacted surface and groundwater (including agricultural practices), water chemistry, environmental microbiology, hydrology and hydraulics, environmental sensing and monitoring and sustainable practices.
Preference will be given to those with prior experience teaching undergraduate and graduate environmental engineering courses and laboratories, relevant industrial experience, and professional engineering licensure. A demonstrated research record as evidenced by publications and successful acquisition of extramural funding is also highly desired.
Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, or closely related field. ·
Credentials by degree and/or experience to support delivery of core courses in the department
DESIRED / PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Direct specialization in an engineering area related to water·
Academic Experience as a faculty member with instructional and research responsibility
Demonstrated accomplishment in independent funded research.
Experience in curriculum development and/or ABET accreditation
Active participation in professional activities and organizations
Prior professional US experience with progressive responsibility
About Florida Polytechnic University
Florida Polytechnic University opened for classes in 2014-15 and is the twelfth university in the Florida State University System. The University was created as a STEM-focused public university that offers high-value undergraduate and graduate degrees and that has intentional industry connections with a focus on economic development of the high-tech I-4 corridor. Dedicated to preparing students for the competitive STEM workforce, Florida Polytechnic University blends traditional subject matter mastery with problem solving and laboratory experiences to provide students with learning opportunities applicable to both the workplace and a career of lifelong learning. The University delivers its courses in small class sizes, emphasizes a positive student to faculty experience, and is dedicated to both its teaching and research mission.
Faculty are employed at Florida Poly via renewable, term defined appointments, codified in a collective bargaining agreement, that substantially mirrors tenure systems with reappointment and progression in rank upon completion of a significant review of accomplishments.
Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University’s ultra-modern campus, i...s located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida’s High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work.
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