DIRECTOR GROUND WATER INSTITUTE
ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Department of Civil Engineering in the Herff College of Engineering at the University
of Memphis invites nominations and applications for the Director of the Ground Water
Established in 1991, the mission of the GWI is to engage in applied research excellence,
education, and leadership toward sustaining community ground water resources.
The Director will provide vision and leadership to expand the GWI's research scope
in the region and increase its presence at the national and international level. The
Director is expected to foster excellence in research, teaching, and service to the
community, as well as in the creation of innovative interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary
programs. The Director must be an effective fundraiser who is able to establish beneficial
relationships with industry, government agencies, and the College's various constituents.
The Director reports to the Chair of Civil Engineering who in turn reports to the
Dean of Herff College of Engineering.
In articulating a vision that will shape the future of the GWI, the Director will
be expected to expand externally funded, multi-disciplinary research initiatives,
and enhance the quality and appeal of the academic program.
The successful applicant will have
- An established record of successfully managing operations and fiscal matters within
a research center or institute;
- A strong record of sustained external funding sufficient to support research, staff
and students, and other center initiatives;
- Knowledge of ground-water resource management, hydrogeology, or a similar field of
study with a water focus;
- The ability to communicate effectively with private, public, and government sector
- The ability to build collaborations among University departments, other academic institutions,
and industrial and government entities.
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in the field of civil engineering, or a
closely related discipline with extensive research experience in hydrology or hydrogeology,
and will have achieved distinction that warrants appointment as a senior faculty member
with tenure in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Screening of applications will begin January 10, 2014 and may continue until the position
Applicants must submit their application through https://workforum.memphis.edu. Click on the full-time faculty menu to find the Civil Engineering posting. Applications
must include a letter detailing personal qualifications and experience related to
the position, a comprehensive curriculum vita, and the full names and contact information
(the address, phone number, and email address) of five professional references.
Please email Dr. Brian Waldron at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the position.
The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment
will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard
to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.
The Ground Water Institute (GWI) serves as a research and advisory asset to Memphis,
Shelby County and the Mid-South and was established in 1991.
One of the most critical efforts of GWI is to educate people throughout the Mid-South
about the need to protect and conserve our source of drinking water for the area and,
in doing so, help to ensure its quality and quantity for current and future generations.