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WATER RESOURCES SCIENTIST
Associate or Assistant Professor of Water Resources. The Department of Geography at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Associate or Assistant level in water resources. Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a related field and demonstrated outstanding research potential, with interests that could include water resource systems analysis, drought mitigation, human and societal dimensions of water resources, sociohydrology, water security, and/or climate and land use impacts on water resources. Ability to teach and conduct research at the intersection of human and physical geography preferred. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and commitment to funded research activity is required. The candidate will have an interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in water resources, hydrology, and/or water policy and management, and in developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum in watershed science and water resources. The hire will advise students in the Department‘s Masterís Program in Watershed Science and the joint SDSU-UCSB PhD in Geography. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excellence, Blue Gold: Mitigating Water Scarcity, which includes three additional new faculty hires in water treatment engineering, public health, and aqueous geochemistry. Anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2016.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Applicants should apply via Interfolio. Applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. For additional information see Department of Geography Jobs or contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Trent Biggs.
About SDSU, Geography Department, and Area of Excellence in Water
SDSU is a large campus that embraces the teacher-scholar model. The university offers bachelor‘s degrees in 84 areas, 76 master's degrees and 21 doctorate degrees. Our >30,000 students represent one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student bodies of any major university. SDSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is ranked 10th in the nation in conferring baccalaureate degrees to minorities according to Academic Analytics. Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.5 billion in grants and contracts. Academic Analytics consistently ranked SDSU faculty research productivity highly in 2007-2010: #1 out of 92 small research universities in the United States, #15 out of all 155 public research universities, and #35 out of all 222 American research universities.
Within SDSU, the Department of Geography has one of the strongest research programs, with focus areas in physical geography, remote sensing, watershed analysis, biogeography, human-environment interactions, GIScience, geocomputation, and human and urban geography. The Department has a Master of Science degree in Watershed Science. The joint doctoral program with the University of California, Santa Barbara is 7th ranked nationally according to the most recent report from Academic Analytics. More Information. Faculty also have access to the San Diego Supercomputing Center.
The Area of Excellence: Blue Gold, Mitigating Water Scarcity was established in 2015 to address problems related to the availability and quality of fresh water for a sustainable society. The AOE was awarded four new faculty lines in the School of Public Health (aquatic toxicology), College of Engineering (water supply engineering), College of Arts and Letters, and College of Sciences that will strengthen existing research in water at SDSU. The AOE is particularly interested in the ways in which people withdraw, consume, discharge, store, and release water to understand social, economic, and ecosystem implications. The AOE will also focus on alternative water supply strategies and understanding links between issues of energy and technology, human population, societal demand, and climate change.
The Watershed Science Institute (WSI) was established in 2015 to foster communication between university faculty and regional and national water management agencies, and to develop interdisciplinary funded research on watershed science and management. WSI has members in Departments of Ecology, Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Political Science, and Public Health investigating water resources, including but not limited to southern California and the US-Mexico border region.
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.