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

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Sep 15 08:57:55 MDT 2015

Date:    Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:26:14 -0400
From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Kathleen_Farley?= <kfarley at MAIL.SDSU.EDU>
Subject: Associate or Assistant Professor of Water Resources, San Diego
State University

Associate or Assistant Professor of Water Resources.  The Department of G=
eography at San=20
Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty me=
mber at the Associate=20
or Assistant level in water resources.  Candidates must have a PhD in Geo=
graphy or a related=20
field and demonstrated outstanding research potential, with interests tha=
t could include water=20
resource systems analysis, drought  mitigation, human and societal dimens=
ions of water=20
resources, sociohydrology, water security, and/or climate and land use im=
pacts on water=20
resources.  Ability to teach and conduct research at the intersection of =
human and physical=20
geography preferred.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship an=
d commitment to=20
funded research activity is required.  The candidate will have an interes=
t in teaching graduate=20
and undergraduate courses in water resources, hydrology, and/or water pol=
icy and=20
management, and in developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum in wa=
science and water resources.  The hire will advise students in the Depart=
ment=92s Master=92s=20
Program in Watershed Science and the joint SDSU-UCSB PhD in Geography.  T=
he successful=20
candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excel=
lence, Blue Gold:=20
Mitigating Water Scarcity, which includes three additional new faculty hi=
res in water treatment=20
engineering, public health, and aqueous geochemistry.  Anticipated start =
date for the position=20
is Fall 2016.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Instituti=
on with a commitment=20
to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is d=
iverse in many ways,=20
including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, se=
xual orientation, gender=20
identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, a=
nd covered veteran=20
status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. S=
DSU is seeking=20
applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching =
and working=20
effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of unde=

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/303=
91.  Applications=20
received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration.  The positio=
n will remain open=20
until filled.  For additional information see http://geography.sdsu.edu/A=
bout/jobs.html <http://geography.sdsu.edu/A=bout/jobs.html> or=20
contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Trent Biggs, tbiggs at mail.sdsu.=

About SDSU, Geography Department, and Area of Excellence in Water

SDSU is a large campus that embraces the teacher-scholar model. The unive=
rsity offers=20
bachelor's degrees in 84 areas, 76 master's degrees and 21 doctorate degr=
ees. Our >30,000=20
students represent one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diver=
se student bodies=20
of any major university. SDSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is ra=
nked 10th in the=20
nation in conferring baccalaureate degrees to minorities according to Aca=
demic Analytics.=20=20
Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.5 billion =
in grants and=20
contracts. Academic Analytics consistently ranked SDSU faculty research p=
roductivity highly=20
in 2007-2010: #1 out of 92 small research universities in the United Stat=
es, #15 out of all 155=20
public research universities, and #35 out of all 222 American research un=

Within SDSU, the Department of Geography has one of the strongest researc=
h programs, with=20
focus areas in physical geography, remote sensing, watershed analysis, bi=
human-environment interactions, GIScience, geocomputation, and human and =
geography.  The Department has a Master of Science degree in Watershed Sc=
ience, and the=20
joint doctoral program with the University of California, Santa Barbara i=
s 7th ranked nationally=20
according to the most recent report from Academic Analytics.  See geograp=
hy.sdsu.edu for=20
more information.  Faculty also have access to the San Diego Supercomputi=
ng Center=20

The Area of Excellence (AOE): Blue Gold, Mitigating Water Scarcity was es=
tablished in 2015=20
to address problems related to the availability and quality of fresh wate=
r for a sustainable=20
society. The AOE was awarded four new faculty lines in the School of Publ=
ic Health (aquatic=20
toxicology), College of Engineering (water supply engineering), College o=
f Arts and Letters,=20
and College of Sciences that will strengthen existing research in water a=
t SDSU. The AOE is=20
particularly interested in the ways in which people withdraw, consume, di=
scharge, store, and=20
release water to understand social, economic, and ecosystem implications.=
 The AOE will also=20
focus on alternative water supply strategies and understanding links betw=
een issues of=20
energy and technology, human population, societal demand, and climate cha=

The Watershed Science Institute (WSI) (http://watershed.sdsu.edu) was est=
ablished in 2015 to=20
foster communication between university faculty and regional and national=
management agencies, and to develop interdisciplinary funded research on =
science and management.  WSI has members in Departments of Ecology, Geogr=
aphy, Civil=20
and Environmental Engineering, Political Science, and Public Health inves=
tigating water=20
resources, including but not limited to southern California and the US-Me=
xico border region.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" unde=
r the California=20
Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the =
requirements set=20
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=20
the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender,=
 gender identity and=20
expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition=
, or covered veteran=20
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