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Research Faculty - Hydrologic Science and Water Management

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023

University of Idaho

Research Faculty - Hydrologic Science and Water Management

Location: Boise

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Department of Soil and Water System, is seeking a tenure track, Assistant Professor to address water issues and water management. The incumbent in this position will use cutting-edge tools to monitor, model and visualize water storage, fluxes, and consumptive evaporative water use across multiple scales to understand and educate on the impacts of federal, state, and farm level water management decisions on water availability, supply, and demand as well as the effects of global environmental challenges, such as climate change, urbanization, land use change, and population growth at the urban and rural interfaces. This position will also be responsible for teaching and research related to satellite-based remote sensing of consumptive water use and/or advanced mesh sensor networks, ultimately maximizing crop yield by minimizing water-related stress and disease. The successful candidate will have expertise in the use of advanced instrumentation and data collection such as eddy covariance flux towers, wireless sensor networks, unmanned aircraft systems, and smart farm applications to monitor point and field scale water storage and fluxes. Located in the Idaho Water Center (Boise), it is expected that this position will work closely with federal, state, and local governmental agencies responsible for water quantity and quality management, protection and permitting in Idaho waterways.This position is expected to play an active role in undergraduate and graduate level student recruitment and maintain an active graduate student training program primarily funded through competitive grants. The position will teach 2 courses (5-8 credits) per years. The courses will support SWS, Water Resources (WR), Hydrogeology programs and can be part of the online Professional Science Master’s program.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, Hydrology, or related field
  • Experience communicating research in peer-reviewed publications, scientific meetings, and interdisciplinary stakeholder, regulatory, or policy related meetings.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary teams that include researchers, professionals, and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge in all of the following areas: hydrologic cycling, plant water use, evapotranspiration, computer modeling and remotely sensed data. Record of research activities in the area of water resources management commensurate with career level
  • Experience working with near surface instrumentation such as wireless sensor networks or eddy covariance flux measurements.
  • Experience working in agricultural-based water issues involving diverse applied, management, and policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in student mentoring and teaching commensurate with career level.
  • Demonstrated interest in supporting the University of Idaho’s diversity goals and land-grant mission.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: F001123P

Posting Date: 03/30/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by May 1, 2023, will receive first consideration.

Along with your on-line application, write a letter of qualification addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.

In addition, your application materials must include a CV, names & contact information for at least three (3) professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

For questions, please contact:Erin BrooksSoil and Water Systems

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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