As integral components of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources invite applications to fill a nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in Water Management and Irrigation in either the department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences or the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences depending upon research interests and expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized research program and provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in the area of 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 improve the efficiency of water use to meet growing water demands. The faculty member will use cutting-edge techniques and methodologies to improve water management, irrigation, and water quality from the field to the 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 University of Nevada, Reno is ranked in the Top Tier of the “best national universities” by U.S. News & World Report, with plans to add up to 250 tenure-track faculty positions between 2015 and 2020. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of over 20,000 including over 3,000 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, numerous hot springs, and within four hours from San Francisco, the Napa-Sonoma wine country, and Yosemite National Park. The region offers an array of festivals and cultural activities including museums and performing arts centers. For more information on the Reno/Tahoe area, please visit: http://www.unr.edu/about/reno-and-lake-tahoe.
To apply and for more information, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25836
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.
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.
Required: 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: Postdoctoral experience. Teaching or mentoring experience. Demonstrated experience with outreach and engagement.
About UNR - College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) is a founding college of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), a Land Grant University. CABNR has a long and distinguished record of fulfilling the tripartite mission of teaching, research, and outreach programs benefiting the health and economic vitality of Nevada. Dedicated to this mission, CABNR encourages an inclusive learning environment that supports students from all backgrounds.