Assistant Professor of Ecohydrology Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
The Position: Assistant Tenure-Track Professor
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Initial Review Date: 04/01/2021; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
How to Apply: Applicants must provide a:
- current cover letter (including how you have interacted with, or plan to interact with diverse students in teaching, research, and other mentoring)
- contact information of three professional references
All applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6345
Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.
Minimum Qualifications: The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Ecology, Hydrology, or related environmental science or geoscience field. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2021.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should be enthusiastic about working hands-on with a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students in Ecohydrology. Ecohydrologists seek to characterize the interactions and feedbacks between ecological and hydrological systems and employ multi-scale approaches potentially including or combining field and lab-based methods and modeling. The applicant should have experience in practical applications of their scientific discipline.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience with assessment techniques, instructional technology in the teaching-learning process, and roles of faculty in attracting and supporting student success. The successful applicant should possess the capability to seamlessly integrate aspects of the broader fields of geosciences, biology, conservation and natural resource management and use novel approaches to engage undergraduate and graduate students to confront local problems of Northern California as well as societal issues and global challenges in ecohydrological research.
Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching (lower and upper division undergraduate courses in the major, general education courses, graduate courses), scholarship
(dissemination, grants, mentoring, etc.), and service (student advising, committee participation, community outreach, etc.). Teaching assignments are based upon the interests and qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.
The Department: The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences offers B.S. degrees in Geology and Environmental Sciences as well as M.S. degrees in Environmental Sciences and Geosciences. The Department continues to grow and currently serves over 160 majors and over 15 graduate students. Faculty
and students are actively involved in internal and external research grants and service contracts, and the University and College offer funding to support development of innovative student-learning techniques for both field and in-class activities. The Department is interdisciplinary with faculty having expertise and research interests in the areas of applied ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, atmospheric science, sedimentology, volcanology, paleontology, petrology, and oceanography. The Department houses a variety of research-grade instruments and computer resources available to both faculty and students as many of our students regularly present their research at national and international conferences. Water is a critical resource both locally and regionally and our department’s involvement with local water agencies, the CSU, Chico’s Center for Water and the Environment, as well various campus sustainability groups reflect our commitment to be leaders in water-related issues. More information may be viewed at http://www.csuchico.edu/geos/index.shtml.
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