[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Wildland Watershed Hydrology at UC Berkeley

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Nov 28 17:09:16 MST 2014

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management in the
College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley
invites applications for a position at the assistant, associate, or full
professor level in Wildland Watershed Hydrology with an expected start date
of July 1, 2015. This is an open rank search. Appointments at Associate and
Full Professor would carry tenure; an appointment as Assistant Professor
would be tenure-track.

The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management is a
community of scholars from the biological, physical, and social sciences who
endeavor to understand and sustain the ecosystems of the world. Our approach
is by necessity interdisciplinary given the complexity of the questions we
ask and the problems we confront. We are home to a top-ranked graduate
program in environmental science and a vibrant mix of undergraduate majors.
The Department maintains close relationships with the faculty of allied
departments on campus and with environmental scientists at the Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab. Our leading program in the environmental sciences
provide the successful candidate with outstanding opportunities for
intellectual and professional achievement.

The successful recruit is expected to develop/maintain a nationally
recognized research program in landscape-scale watershed hydrology related
the fields of climatology, biogeochemistry, environmental engineering,
ecology and management, ecohydrology, and/or geomorphology. Potential areas
of research could include: understanding the effects of changing climate,
land use, and management practices on the hydrologic cycle and water storage
capacity, stream habitat quality, and erosion and mass wasting processes;
landscape scale hydrologic monitoring; developing institutional systems to
secure delivery of watershed services. This position provides a focal point
for the diverse faculty at Berkeley with expertise and interests in
terrestrial ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, and freshwater ecology, as
well as policy and management. Not only would there be links to faculty in
the Department but also to faculty in allied departments on the Berkeley
campus including the Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics,
Earth and Planetary Sciences, Landscape Architecture and Environmental
Planning, Integrative Biology, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Watershed processes, including water yield, water quality, and riparian
ecology are some of the highest priority areas in state and national forest
policies. Opportunities to develop a strong scientific underpinning for
watershed science and water resource management more generally would have
tremendous service opportunities within California.

Applicants must have or be working toward a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate
field, such as, hydrology, water science, civil and environmental
engineering, forestry, landscape ecology, or a related field. Candidates
applying at the tenure-track level must have completed all degree
requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree with the exception of
dissertation at the time of application. For all applicants, the Ph.D. or
equivalent degree is required by the start date. To be considered at the
Professor level, applicants must have tenure or its equivalent by the start
date. Tenure-track applicants are expected to have demonstrated outstanding
research potential; candidates applying at the tenure level should have
well-established outstanding research accomplishments. Additional
qualifications for all applicants include evidence of outstanding
within a relevant discipline, a dedication to excellence in teaching at the
undergraduate and graduate level, and a commitment to working in an
environment. A preferred qualification is potential for/evidence of
leadership in the field.

Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s potential for
success in mentoring Ph.D. students, the candidate’s record in teaching at
both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and evidence of effective
leadership. Professional service, including issues of access to and
in higher education and the academic profession will also be considered. The
successful applicant will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and
graduate courses in wildland hydrology as well as participation at the UC
Forestry Summer Field Program. To learn more about our department please
visit: http://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/ [1].

Candidates applying at the tenure-track level (i.e., Assistant Professor)
should submit the following materials for a complete application:
 Your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae
 A cover letter describing your interest, including a statement of
 Three to five letters of recommendation

Candidates applying at the tenure level should submit the following
for a complete application:
 Your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae
 A cover letter describing your interest, including a statement of
 Additionally, please provide contact information for three to five
referees, but do not request the letters through the system – we will only
contact your referees if you are a finalist for the position, and we will
seek your permission before doing so. Please note that your application will
appear incomplete when you do not request the letters but will receive full

Each document should be submitted as a separate pdf file. Filenames should
include the applicant's last and first names. All letters will be treated as
confidential per University of California policy and California state law.
Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a
third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley
statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html [2])
to submitting their letters.

The closing date for applications is January 5, 2015. Please direct
to the Search Chair at espm_recruit at berkeley.edu [3].

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California
nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy
see:  http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct [4]. The
department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has
them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher
education. The department is also committed to addressing the family needs
faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Women and
candidates are especially encouraged to apply. For more information please
to the CALcierge web site
at http://calcierge.berkeley.edu [5].
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