[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor, Water Management Technologist, Department of Biological & Ecological Engineering Oregon State University
christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jan 24 09:12:22 MST 2016
This position, as part of a cluster hire of three positions at OSU
addressing water supply and quality will address critical water
management issues in the state, region, nation and globe, focusing on
providing innovative engineering solutions to current water management
problems in managed and natural systems. The successful candidate will
develop a nationally recognized research program in one or more of the
1. Development and utilization of advanced data collection/sensing
systems, data assimilation and hardware/software systems to manage
water resources, with an emphasis on management of agricultural
systems. Creative discovery in the domain of novel sensing and
wireless/digital/data-driven decision support systems is central to
2. New technology development for collection, analysis and utilization
of real-time data streams to improve management and utilization of
water resources from field scales to landscape scales.
3. Innovative social strategies and technologies to implement
integrated strategies to improve water management.
Application areas will emphasize agricultural production, which might
include food, fuel and fiber production, horticultural production
systems, and natural systems. The position will incorporate both
experimental, analysis and outreach dimensions, and will emphasize the
development of advanced technologies to measure, monitor, assess and
improve applied water management.
The successful candidate may teach one graduate-level class per year
(quarter system) in the area of water resources engineering and/or
technology, and provide outreach/training opportunities within the
state. Creative strategies to foster student success and diversity is an
important aspect of this position.
/College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing
student success by engaging students in quality academic, research,
internships, global studies, and other experiential learning
opportunities. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to student
success in their ability to contribute to the faculty’s culture around
supporting students, particularly through diversity in the mentoring
environment and through responsiveness to the diversity of student
/Letters of application should at a minimum address each of the required
qualifications and the preferred qualifications listed in this
announcement. Applications should include the following: 1) letter of
application addressing each of the required qualifications and the
preferred qualifications listed in this announcement, 2) a 1-page
statement of research interest; 3) a 1-page statement of strategies for
extension and teaching, and 4) a copy of your current resume including
your phone number and names of 3 references (at least one of whom was
under your supervision) who can be contacted by telephone./
The position is located in Corvallis, Oregon.
The Biological and Ecological Engineering Department is devoted to the
application of engineering, ecological and life-science principles and
problem-solving techniques to the optimum use and sustainability of
ecological resources. The department seeks to integrate human activities
with the natural environment to the benefit of both. With undergraduate
and graduate options, we bring the insights from earth sciences,
hydrology, and biology and the methods of engineering together to
provide the products and tools of the future.
/Oregon State University’s commitment to student success includes
hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate
our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation.
Our Strategic Plan
(http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/strategicplan/phase3) articulates the
strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing learner
success. The College of Agricultural Sciences is likewise committed to
success of all learners accessed through its extension and outreach
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in
all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer,
and particularly encourage applications from members of historically
underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with
disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who
demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and
For more information, contact Dr. John Selker, Search Committee Chair
(John.Selker at Oregonstate.edu; 541-737-6304)
To review posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs Posting #
0016967. When applying you will be required to attach the following
electronic documents: 1) letter of application addressing each of the
required qualifications and the preferred qualifications listed in this
announcement, 2) a 1-page statement of research interest; 3) a 1-page
statement of strategies for extension and teaching, and 4) a copy of
your current resume including your phone number and names of 3
references (at least one of whom was under your supervision) who can be
contacted by telephone.
About Corvallis from Livability.com:
“Not many cities can claim to be an hour from the ocean, an
hour-and-a-half from the mountains, surrounded by national forests and
yet a short distance away from a major metropolitan area, but Corvallis,
Ore., offers all this and much more as one of America’s Best Places to
Corvallis (population 56,535) has long been known as the home of Oregon
State University and a progressive, intellectually vibrant community
that has led in municipal sustainability practices and green
initiatives. It’s also set in a beautiful area of the Pacific Northwest,
resulting in a wealth of outdoor recreational activities. Corvallis was
named to our list of 10 Best College Towns in 2012.”
*Additional Required Qualifications:*
* Ph.D in Biological, Ecological, or Agricultural, Civil, or
Environmental Engineering or a related field by the start date of
* Demonstrated productivity in all critical aspects of the research
* Excellent communication skills.
* Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
*Additional Preferred Qualifications:*
* Experience working in multidisciplinary teams
* Sufficient training/experience to qualify for the Professional
* Record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved
students or other audiences.
* Life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to
equalize student success or impact underserved audiences.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and
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