[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate or Assistant Professor of Water Resources San Diego State

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Jul 24 11:26:21 MDT 2015

*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 Master’s
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

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.

*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
<http://www.academicanalytics.com/> 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.  See
geography.sdsu.edu for more information.  Faculty also have access to the
San Diego Supercomputing Center (http://www.sdsc.edu/).

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

The Watershed Science Institute (WSI) (http://watershed.sdsu.edu) 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the
application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
employees who apply for the position.

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
http://geography.sdsu.edu/About/jobs.html or contact the Chair of the
Search Committee, Trent Biggs, tbiggs at mail.sdsu.edu.
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