Job Details

Howard University
  • Position Number: 3446133
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Engineering - Civil and Environmental


Position Statement:

Candidates are sought with expertise in emerging and transformative areas of water resources and sustainable & resilient water infrastructure, and who also have interests in collaborative research. Potential areas of research interest include but are not limited to water resources, hydrological systems, ecohydrology, water security, water and adaptation to climate change, sustainable & resilient water systems, impacts of climate change on water systems, satellite and radar remote sensing, and land-atmosphere interactions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will: 1) establish an externally funded research program in water resources and sustainable & resilient water infrastructure and related areas; 2) advise, mentor, train, and support graduate and undergraduate students in research and professional development; 3) work with regional and government agencies on basic and applied research; 4) work on interdisciplinary teams to tackle pressing problems in water resources and sustainable & resilient water infrastructure; and 5) promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University.

About Howard University:

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research-intensive, and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students providing research and advancement to impact Black communities. Additional information about the department is available at

Qualifications Required:

  • An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering or a closely related field

  • Promise in success in securing competitive external funding

  • Success in scientific/engineering research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications

  • Capacity and ability for excellence in teaching and mentoring

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University

  • Hold a PE license or the ability to obtain one.

How to Apply:

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and contact information for five references.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. XXXX and submitted electronically as a single PDF file to

For full consideration, please apply by 11:59 PM EST on October 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The proposed start date is August 15, 2023.

EEO/AA Policy Howard University prohibits discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Code of The District of Columbia, including the following: discrimination based on handicap status or discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, or political affiliation.

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