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Assistant Professor of Water Management and Irrigation

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by October 16, 2017, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process). In their application materials, candidates should articulate the following qualifications: • An interest in collaborating broadly across disciplines to explore questions relating to water resources management and irrigation from both basic and applied perspectives. • Preparation and plans for establishing a strong research program that could include field-based and/or modeling approaches. • Research and teaching experience related to water resources management and irrigation. • Philosophies and approaches to outreach and engagement.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Water Management and Irrigation
Department Ag, Biotech & Natrl Res-ADM
Department Web Address www.unr.edu/cabnr
Full Time Equivalent

100%

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applications for a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Water Management and Irrigation.

The water management and irrigation position provides education, research, and outreach related to allocating and managing water resources in agricultural, rangeland and wildland systems. The emphasis of this position is to develop solutions to improve the efficiency of water use including water management, irrigation, and water quality using innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies that can be applied at the field and landscape scale. The position could encompass a wide range of water-related issues, including:
• agricultural water distribution and storage systems,
• irrigation efficiency,
• competing demands for water in agricultural, urban and rural areas,
• drought impact adaptation and mitigation,
• ecosystem and species resiliency to changing climate,
• restoration, and
• water sources for livestock grazing and wildlife.

The successful candidate in this position will be housed in either the department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences or department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science depending upon research expertise and interests. They will also have an appointment in the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, The incumbent will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program and provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in the area of water management and irrigation; will have a demonstrated research and teaching record; and will be expected to develop a close working relationship with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work effectively in informal and formal teams with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution serving over 20,000 students. The University is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, Reno has a rapidly-growing technology business sector and boasts a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional nearby areas of interest include the Black Rock Desert, Yosemite and Lassen National Parks, Napa-Sonoma, and San Francisco.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates must have completed a Ph.D. by the date of hire with training in a discipline related to water management. Successful candidates must have a strong publication record and demonstrated potential to develop an externally funded, nationally-competitive research program. Candidates must demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. Successful candidates must have expertise that complements and expands the research capacity in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and contributes to the University of Nevada’s goals for excellence in teaching, research, outreach and engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral experience. Teaching or mentoring experience. Demonstrated experience with outreach and engagement.

Contact Information for this Position

Mark Walker, Search Chair
(775) 784-7071
mwalker@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by October 16, 2017, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) contact information for three references (references will not be contacted prior to candidates advancing in the selection process).

In their application materials, candidates should articulate the following qualifications:
• An interest in collaborating broadly across disciplines to explore questions relating to water resources management and irrigation from both basic and applied perspectives.
• Preparation and plans for establishing a strong research program that could include field-based and/or modeling approaches.
• Research and teaching experience related to water resources management and irrigation.
• Philosophies and approaches to outreach and engagement.

Job Open Date 09/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72859
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents