Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Hydrology and Water Resources

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of hydrology and water resources. Areas of interest include (but not limited to) remote sensing of water in the environment, physically-based hydrologic modeling at the watershed to global scales, ecohydrology, water in coupled human-natural systems, river basin management, climate sciences as related to water, water in urbanized environments, coastal hydrology, and water-related environmental and food security issues. Strong quantitative skills are required and research expertise that combines field observations, theory and modeling will be given special consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary research and building collaborations across engineering, earth system sciences, and public policy as related to water. This position is part of a "water cluster hire" with the other three positions filled last year in the areas of water and ecosystems, water and food security, and water and resource economics, placing UCI in a unique leadership position to address water challenges in the 21st century.

Southern California is a mosaic of cities and open spaces whose history and future are inextricably tied to water, and whose experiences with water are paralleled by coastal metropolitan areas around the world facing population growth, development pressure, demands for ecosystem protection, and water scarcity. UCI has an exceptional array of field sites, open-space preserves, partner relationships, and research facilities that are strategically aligned in the context of water, geography, climatology, economic and social structures of southern California.

Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking towards an excellent water sciences and engineering program within the Department and UCI. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute towards a campus-wide initiative to create more field-based (off-campus) student learning opportunities with the goal of increasing the number of students (especially underrepresented minority students) pursuing graduate degrees in water-related programs.

Applications should include a cover letter, a description of research and teaching interests, including ability to contribute to Departmental and interdisciplinary programs, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications received by January 15th, 2018 will be given full consideration but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04258

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

posted: 08 December 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.