Johns Hopkins University/Stantec Postdoctoral Position in Water Reuse

The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top ranked School of Public Health in the United States, has established a research alliance with Stantec, a leader in water and wastewater treatment/design and provider of strategic consulting, environmental engineering and construction services. The JHU/Stantec Alliance is seeking to hire a highly motivated, full-time postdoctoral fellow with a background in Environmental Engineering or related field who has a strong interest in Public Health and Engineering. The successful candidate will work at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, focusing on projects related to water treatment. This exciting position, which involves conducting research from both an academic and applied perspective, provides substantial career growth opportunities. The JHU/Stantec Alliance encompasses a variety of water and wastewater-related projects, including those associated with water supply and treatment, water resources management, renewable energy, resource recovery, and sustainable environmental practices.
The primary responsibilities for this position will include:

• Planning, conducting and managing bench-scale and field investigations focused on the use of a variety of established and novel technologies for treatment of on-site septic and municipal secondary effluent for both non- potable and potable reuse.
• Leading and conducting desktop studies, literature reviews, and related investigations specific to the subject area.
• Preparing research proposals for submission to various outside funding agencies, i.e., National Science Foundation
and Water Research Foundation.
• Preparing technical papers for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at selected conferences.
• Providing imaginative and innovative thinking to existing and new areas of research as well as devising novel and
detailed approaches towards developing solutions for problems encountered.
Required Qualifications & Skills
• Ph.D. in environmental engineering or related discipline. Candidate must have a specific background in water treatment and have a demonstrated publication record in this area.
• Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with conventional or reclaimed water processes, with a specific focus on advanced treatment is desired.
• Hands-on experience conducting lab experiments. In-depth experience utilizing basic water quality analytical techniques as well as advanced water quality instrumentation such as ion chromatography, LC-MS, etc.
• Extremely strong verbal and written skills. Evidence of writing skills will be requested.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Good organizational skills. Detail oriented and accustomed to producing high quality work.
• Propensity for writing peer-reviewed journal articles.
• Experience working in a research laboratory field study environment.

Applicants should submit an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page background statement including research interests, and the names and contact information for 3-5 references. Correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Kellogg Schwab
Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health/Whiting School of Engineering 615 North Wolfe Street Room E6620
Baltimore, MD 21205

EEO/AA/M/F/V/D – JHU and Stantec consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, creed, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or other basis in accordance with federal, state or local laws or regulations.

Job opening: Full professor at Shenyang University

Shenyang University invites application for a full professor position at Key Lab of Eco-restoration of Regional Polluted Environment, Ministry of  Education (MoE). Applicants in one of these areas are welcomed: Contaminant Hydrology, Eco-hydrology, Hydro-geochemistry, Environmental microbiology (soil/water). For details, click the link below for the job ad in pdf version.

Postdoctoral Associate in Wastewater Treatment

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University (Montclair, New Jersey) is seeking a full-time postdoctoral associate in wastewater treatment. The postdoctoral scholar will be mentored by Dr. Yang Deng, and participate in a research effort focused on characterization of UV-induced dissolved organic matters in landfill leachate as well as evaluation of different treatment processes for mitigation of leachate UV absorbance. The project involves various analytical techniques to characterize organic substances in wastewater, and laboratory-scale wastewater treatment experiments.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in environmental engineering, environmental science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related fields. Preferred candidates are expected to have a strong background in chemical analysis of dissolved organic matters in water and wastewater, and/or physicochemical or biological wastewater treatment. Excellence in English writing/oral communication and ability to work both independently and in collaborative teams are required. Experience with one or more of the following is highly desired: various analytical techniques to characterize dissolved organic substances in water; traditional and advanced physical and chemical water/wastewater treatment; and aerobic biological wastewater treatment. The initial appointment is anticipated for one year with the possibility of extension, depending on performance. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Applications can be submitted to Dr. Yang Deng by email ( The application file should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information of three references, and copies of 1 or 2 representative publications.

With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is the second largest public institution in New Jersey. Located 14 miles west of New York City on a 246-acre campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas, and early twentieth-century architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus, as well as a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level. In the summer of 2015, our laboratory will be moved to the Center for Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS), a brand-new, 100,000 sq. ft. science building devoted to environmental research.

Tenure Track Position in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Southern University

Required Qualifications:
•           Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. or D.Engr. in Civil Engineering or closely related field with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering (completed by August 1, 2014).
•           Effective English communication (oral and written).
•           Ability to develop and teach lectures and laboratories in Environmental Engineering at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
•           Demonstrated potential to conduct research in the appropriate field.
Preferred Qualifications:
•           Relevant industrial experience.
•           Licensed Professional Engineer.
•           Previous teaching experience at the university/college level.
•           Record of scholarship and participation in professional activities.
•           Ability to develop and teach existing and new Environmental Engineering courses and laboratories. Some of the existing Environmental courses in the department include: Introduction to Environmental Engineering, Introduction to Water & Wastewater Treatment, Advanced Water & Wastewater Treatment, Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems, Open Channels and Pumps, and Fluid Mechanics.
•           Experience with ABET accreditation and/or continuous quality improvement.
Screening of applications begins on December 1, 2013, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014.
Please direct questions to Prof. Fu.
George Yuzhu Fu, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology
Georgia Southern University (GSU)
Statesboro, GA 30460-8077
201 COBA Drive, Building 232
P.O. Box 8077
Office: Room 1126, Engineering Building
Phone: 912-478-5003
Fax: 912-478-1885