Research Faculty in Hydrologic Science and Water Management

University of Idaho

Boise, ID, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting NumberF001123P
Internal Posting?
Recruitment TitleResearch Faculty – Hydrologic Science and Water Management
Advertising Pay RangeCommensurate with Experience
Primary Division/CollegeCollege of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Primary UnitSoil and Water Systems
Employee CategoryFaculty
Classification Group TitleResearch Faculty
Position Control Number1124
Contingency CodeNot Applicable
Contract BasisAcademic Year
Anticipated Contract Start Date08/13/2023
FLSA StatusOvertime Exempt
Tenure TrackingTenure Track
RankAssistant Professor
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Extension TypeNot Applicable
Administrative Appointment TypeNot applicable
Administrative Appointment End Date (if applicable)

Position Responsibilities

Position SummaryThe 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.
Unit/Department SummarySoil and Water Systems | University of Idaho (
Contingency DescriptionN/A
Teaching & Advising25%
Scholarship & Creative Activity70%
Outreach & Extension0%
University Service & Leadership5%


Minimum Education/Degree RequiredListed degree qualification is required at time of hire.
Required QualificationsPhD in Agricultural Engineering, Soil Science, Hydrology, or related fieldExperience 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 QualificationsDemonstrated 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 levelExperience 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

Posting Information

Posting Date03/30/2023
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplications 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
Applicant Resources
Background Check StatementApplicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
EEO StatementThe University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy.Uncertain

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Qualification
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts

Optional Documents

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * Were you referred to this employment opportunity by a current University of Idaho employee? If so, please provide their name and department.(Open Ended Question)





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