Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Hydrology)
This is a research position, although the appointee will also be expected to contribute to instruction and service. WERI engages in both basic and applied research, and encourages application of its research expertise to practical and local problems. The appointee will thus work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of water scientists and engineers not only to do research, but also to provide local technical professionals and policy-makers for Guam, the CNMI, and FSM with reliable and timely scientific advice on the development and use of their freshwater resources.
Primary duties of this position thus include conducting original research and leading a crucial research support activity at WERI. Specifically, the appointee will:
(1) Develop and conduct a collaborative research program, including field, laboratory, and theoretical components, which leverages his or her specialty with WERI’s existing research strengths; and
(2) Work with other WERI faculty to contribute to the annual water resource status reporting requirements mandated by the Guam Hydrologic Survey (Section 2.c1 of Guam Public Law 24-247).
Secondary duties include teaching and service. The appointee will:
(1) Develop and teach at least one graduate course in his or her specialty in the university’s Environmental Science Graduate Program. Must be willing to teach online. Experience working with online learning programs preferred.
(2) Advise graduate students and supervise graduate thesis research in his or her specialty and related areas; and
(3) Work with other WERI faculty to contribute to the development and presentation of public and professional education materials on water resources mandated by Section 2.d2 of Guam Public Law 24-247; and
(4) Contribute service at the unit, university, and community levels. Unit and university service include the traditional activities expected of university faculty, such as serving on academic committees. Community service includes such activities as participating in water resource-related community working groups.
1“c. Conduct analyses to assess the status of Guam’s water resources and publish annual and other concise reports on water use, trends, and key concerns, for use by I Mag’ lehenGuahan, I Liheslateran, public agencies and private businesses, and citizens for Guam.”
2“d. Provide educational materials and regular forums for Island educators and the general public to raise the level of public understandings of Guam’s water resources problems, and the issues that must be addressed to solve them.”