EES Computational Sustainability Job Opening


Faculty Full-Time


Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)


Engineering/Computer Science/Environmental Science/Ecology




Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Job Description: The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for multiple nine-month, tenure-track positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in Environmental Engineering Science (EES), with a focus on Computational Sustainability and Sustainable Systems Engineering. Research in this area is motivated by the interdisciplinary,global-scale challenges facing humanity in the next century (e.g., global climate change, population growth, pollution, and resource limitation). This hire will capitalize on existing strengths across UF and the HWCOE (water systems, modeling/computation, systems ecology, food systems innovation) and strongly position UF to compete for funding across multiple federal programs. We seek candidates with cutting-edge computer science and data analysis skills and expertise in one or more of the following areas: computational sustainability, engineering sustainability and resilience; ecosystem services modeling and valuation; systems science and ecology;environmental/ecological economics; lifecycle assessment; and biophysical,social science, and engineering integration.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have a PhD in one of the areas listed above, or in a closely related field with a strong computer science or data analysis background. Successful candidates should have a record and a strong interest in teaching and mentoring, contributing to the existing courses and to the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate curricula that encompass environmental engineering science disciplines. In addition, candidates should have a solid foundation for interdisciplinary research and successful collaborative investigations in relevant disciplines, as demonstrated in their record of peer-reviewed publications and proposal writing.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  The successful candidate should have a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, successful proposal writing, graduate student mentoring, and teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidates will have a strong history of leading or participating in large interdisciplinary research programs and experience applying innovative computational approaches to complex environmental challenges.


Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To be considered for this position,interested persons must apply through the Careers at UF website and provide a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching summary and long-term goals, along with the names and email addresses of three or more references. A direct link to the job posting and submission portal can be found here:

When composing your cover letter, please address to the committee chair indicated below:

Computational Sustainability – David Kaplan

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.



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