Meadows Endowed Professor in Aquatic Resources

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Information

Position TitleMeadows Endowed Professor in Aquatic Resources
Job Posting Number202419TTL
Job LocationSan Marcos
Position DescriptionThe Department of Biology at Texas State University ( invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor position specializing in biological-hydrological interactions in aquatic systems. The successful candidate is expected to establish ongoing collaboration with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and act to assist in its scientific mission. This position will receive annual operating funds through the Meadows Endowment. All positions are subject to the availability of funds.The successful candidate will be expected to:Develop a vigorous and externally funded research program within the area of integrated biological-hydrological studies. Research areas could include but are not limited to: hydrological-ecological interactions for native and non-native aquatic organisms, river-riparian connections, hydraulic-physical processes impacting biological communities and ecosystems, and determining the eco-hydrological consequences of climate change.Integrate graduate students into researchPublish original research in peer-reviewed journalsTeach one full course and one seminar per year in their area of expertiseProvide service (e.g., committee membership) within the University communityPotentially serve as a scientific resource in public policy processes related to water resources as related to research expertiseIdeally, supervise a small aquatic field team associated with and supported by the Meadows Center
Required QualificationsFor appointment at either rank, the successful candidate must have:an earned Ph.D. in the biological sciences, environmental hydrology, ecohydraulics, natural resources, or related fielda sustained record of peer-reviewed publications related to hydrological-ecological interactions, commensurate with experiencea sustained record of external grant funding to support researchand evidence of successful supervision and mentoring of doctoral students.For appointment as an Associate Professor or Professor, the successful candidate must meet the Department, College, and University established standards for that rank.
Preferred QualificationsPreference will be given to those applicants who have:a record of peer-reviewed publications related to biological-hydrological interactions in aquatic systems commiserate with tenure expectations at TXSTa consistent record of being a PI on external grants supporting research teams including graduate studentsa consistent record of supervising successful doctoral students and post-doctoral researchersresearch and teaching philosophies that align with the university and department missionsprior experience with collaborative cross-disciplinary research experience that complements the strengths of the biology departmentFor appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, additional preferred qualifications include:a minimum of six peer-reviewed publications related to hydrological-ecological interactions within the past six yearsNational recognition of professional contributionsFor appointment at the rank of Professor, additional preferred qualifications include:a minimum of 12 peer-reviewed publications related to hydrological-ecological interactions within the past 11 years to be considered at the rank of ProfessorInternational recognition of professional contributions
Application ProceduresFor full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 1, 2023. Interested applicants should apply through our online system and submit the following materials:letter of application addressing qualifications listed;statement describing a) research and teaching philosophies; and; b) philosophy and experience with fostering collaboration through cross-disciplinary activities;current CV;PDFs of up to five relevant publications;unofficial transcripts; andcontact information for five individuals willing to serve as references.Questions regarding this position should be addressed to, (512) 245-7208, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666.
Proposed Start DateFall 2024
Posting Date09/20/2023
Evaluation of Applications Begins
Full Consideration Date:10/01/2023
Close Date10/01/2023
Open Until Filled?
EEO/AA StatementTexas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Reasonable AccommodationIf you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Talent Acquisition for assistance. A representative from Talent Acquisition will respond to you as soon as possible.
Record Checks and VerificationsEmployment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.
Eligibility for EmploymentProper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Why Work at Texas State?Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Required Documents
  4. Examples of Recent Publications
  5. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
  6. List of References

Optional Documents

  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran’s Preference

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  2. * Please Specify: (enter “NA” if not applicable)(Open Ended Question)
  3. * Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member’s credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Ph. D. in the biological sciences, environmental hydrology, ecohydraulics, environmental engineering, or a related field?
    • Yes, I currently have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, environmental hydrology, ecohydraulics, natural resources, or related field.
    • Yes, ABD with completion prior to start date.
    • No.





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