The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) at the University of Florida invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at Ast/Aso/Full Professor levels. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in an appropriate field of science or engineering. We seek creative, highly productive scientists who have demonstrated innovative research in the areas of coastal hydrodynamics, coastal geotechnical engineering, coastal ecosystem ecology, and/or coastal ecological engineering. The successful candidates will complement an existing group of faculty that is developing the ESSIE Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Center and graduate program to investigate the complex dynamics of natural and manmade coastal systems. The review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.

Coastal ecosystems sit at the interface between marine and terrestrial environments, and their structure and function are controlled by complicated interactions between hydrodynamic forces, geotechnics of natural and man-made systems, and organisms that biogenically build coastal reefs and wetlands. The mission of the Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics program is to conduct research into the diverse challenges facing coastal ecosystems, infrastructure and communities, while preparing graduate students to be leading engineers, scientists, and scholars in the face of coastal change. More information about the CESD program can be found at:

Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus in one of three areas: 1) coastal turbulence and transport processes, 2) coastal ecohydrology, ecological engineering and ecosystem resilience, and 3) coastal geotechnical engineering. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in and record of interdisciplinary research that aligns with the mission of the Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Center. Research approaches can include theoretical, numerical, or experimental methods. The successful candidates will be expected to build a strong externally funded research program; provide professional service; teach and develop courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and develop research collaborations and synergistic activities with other faculty members of ESSIE, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and the University of Florida.

To be considered, interested candidates should apply through the University of Florida by visiting, referencing requisition number 495161, and attaching:
– Current CV
– Statements of teaching and research plans (2-3 pages each) with a focus on how those plans will support college, school, and Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics Center initiatives,
– Up to three representative journal articles (co-) authored by the applicant,
– Names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five references.

For more information about the position, ESSIE, and the department, visit, and contact Alex Sheremet at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection.

University of Florida Hiring Faculty for Coastal Ecosystems Dynamics Group