[ECOLOG-L] Associate or Assistant Professor of Water Resources, San Diego State University

Associate or Assistant Professor of Water Resources. The Department of Geography at San
Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Associate
or Assistant level in water resources. Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a related
field and demonstrated outstanding research potential, with interests that could include water
resource systems analysis, drought mitigation, human and societal dimensions of water
resources, sociohydrology, water security, and/or climate and land use impacts on water
resources. Ability to teach and conduct research at the intersection of human and physical
geography preferred. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and commitment to
funded research activity is required. The candidate will have an interest in teaching graduate
and undergraduate courses in water resources, hydrology, and/or water policy and
management, and in developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum in watershed
science and water resources. The hire will advise students in the Department’s Master’s
Program in Watershed Science and the joint SDSU-UCSB PhD in Geography. The successful
candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excellence, Blue Gold:
Mitigating Water Scarcity, which includes three additional new faculty hires in water treatment
engineering, public health, and aqueous geochemistry. Anticipated start date for the position
is Fall 2016.

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

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at http://ift.tt/1NBcRDx. Applications
received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open
until filled. For additional information see http://ift.tt/1sESZ2L or
contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Trent Biggs, tbiggs@mail.sdsu.edu.

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

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

Within SDSU, the Department of Geography has one of the strongest research programs, with
focus areas in physical geography, remote sensing, watershed analysis, biogeography,
human-environment interactions, GIScience, geocomputation, and human and urban
geography. The Department has a Master of Science degree in Watershed Science, and the
joint doctoral program with the University of California, Santa Barbara is 7th ranked nationally
according to the most recent report from Academic Analytics. See geography.sdsu.edu for
more information. Faculty also have access to the San Diego Supercomputing Center

The Area of Excellence (AOE): Blue Gold, Mitigating Water Scarcity was established in 2015
to address problems related to the availability and quality of fresh water for a sustainable
society. The AOE was awarded four new faculty lines in the School of Public Health (aquatic
toxicology), College of Engineering (water supply engineering), College of Arts and Letters,
and College of Sciences that will strengthen existing research in water at SDSU. The AOE is
particularly interested in the ways in which people withdraw, consume, discharge, store, and
release water to understand social, economic, and ecosystem implications. The AOE will also
focus on alternative water supply strategies and understanding links between issues of
energy and technology, human population, societal demand, and climate change.

The Watershed Science Institute (WSI) (http://ift.tt/1NBcPLR) was established in 2015 to
foster communication between university faculty and regional and national water
management agencies, and to develop interdisciplinary funded research on watershed
science and management. WSI has members in Departments of Ecology, Geography, Civil
and Environmental Engineering, Political Science, and Public Health investigating water
resources, including but not limited to southern California and the US-Mexico border region.

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

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