16 November 2010

Vacancies (2 of 2): SUNY-ESF Asst. Prof. in Water Resources Engineering

This vacancy announcement also came across my inbox today:
State University of New York (SUNY)
College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)
Department of Environmental Resources Engineering
Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering
Syracuse, New York, USA
Indefinite (tenure-track)
Closing Date
17 January 2011 for full consideration, open until filled
SUNY-ESF was founded in 1911 and is one of the most selective SUNY campuses for undergraduate admissions. The College’s long-standing partnership with Syracuse University provides ESF students and faculty with many opportunities. More than 90% of ESF faculty members are active in funded research (the highest percentage in SUNY). The Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) has eight full-time collegial faculty members who contribute to our national and international reputation in scholarship and currently offers a B.S. in Environmental Resources Engineering and Forest Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degrees in three areas of study (Water Resources Engineering, Geospatial Engineering, Ecological Engineering), and M.P.S. degrees in two areas of study (Environmental Management and Mapping Sciences).

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related field, by August 2011. The candidate must demonstrate the potential to conduct research, publish, and teach in the area of water resources engineering. The candidate must have the ability to work in a collegial manner and with a diverse student body. Preferred qualifications include prior experience in teaching, student supervision or mentoring; professional service; grant writing; research publication; collaborative research partnerships; research project management.

Teaching responsibilities include developing and teaching both undergraduate and graduate engineering courses related to water resources engineering. Teaching duties will include a course required in the undergraduate curriculum (e.g., fluid mechanics, engineering hydrology and hydraulics), a course allowing for advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate instruction in the broad area of water resources engineering, an advanced graduate course in the applicant’s research area, and a graduate seminar.

Research responsibilities include developing and sustaining a relevant and internationally recognized research program in the area of water resources engineering. Research areas may include computational analysis, supported by lab and/or field investigations, of water resource systems at any range of scales (micro to global) and emphasis (physical, chemical, and/or biological components). Research duties will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, securing competitive grants to support research activities, and producing peer-reviewed publications. The applicant will have the opportunity to: actively participate in the ESF Council on Hydrologic System Science; regularly collaborate in research activities with Department, College, and nearby Syracuse University colleagues; independently coordinate research with state, federal, and international agencies (e.g., NYS DEC, USDA Forest Service, NOAA, USGS, NASA, WMO); and utilize ESF labs (e.g., hydrology and hydraulics lab, ecological engineering lab, geospatial engineering computing lab, and suite of chemical analysis labs through ESF’s A&TS) and field sites (e.g., ESF is owner of local and international sites and partner in several NSF LTER sites).

Service responsibilities include supporting University, College, and Department duties and those of the applicant’s profession (e.g., societies, journals, and programs). College and Department service may include advising undergraduate and graduate students, attending faculty meetings, fulfilling administrative and committee assignments, participating in and chairing student steering committees, contributing to outreach, and advising student clubs or organizations. Professional service may involve reviewing peer-reviewed manuscripts, convening conference sessions, and serving as associate-editor for journals, panel member for proposal reviews, member to regional to international task forces, and officer for professional societies.

More information on the position, and instructions for application to this vacancy, are available on the SUNY-ESF site. Good luck!

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