Integrated Water Resources Faculty

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID, US



Position TitleIntegrated Water Resources Faculty
Division/CollegeCollege of Natural Resources
DepartmentNatural Resources and Society
Employee CategoryFaculty
Classification Group TitleRegular Faculty
Tenure TrackingTenure Track
RankAssistant Professor
Interim/Term AppointmentNo
Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track)Not Applicable
Position TypePermanent
Pay Range$65,000 – $72,000
Type of AppointmentAcademic Year
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Internal Posting? 
Position Summary

The Department of Natural Resources and Society (NRS), College of Natural Resources (CNR), in collaboration with the University-wide Water Resources Program at the University of Idaho, invite applications for an academic-year (nine-month), tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources . This is a broadly conceived position; we seek team players with strong expertise in water resources research within the framework of integrated social-ecological systems. The successful candidate will 1) lead and contribute to interdisciplinary research in hydro-social systems (50%), 2) teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students in the NRS, CNR, and Water Resources Programs (40%), and 3) provide professional outreach and service (10%). The position is located on the main University campus in Moscow, Idaho with the expectation of collaboration with faculty and other partners at the UI-CNR McCall Field Campus, other campuses of the University of Idaho, and throughout the region/nation.



Job Duty FunctionResearch Responsibilities:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

We seek an outstanding new colleague to develop an externally funded research program in water resources. The specific area of expertise is open, but candidates’ research must include understanding of both social and biophysical aspects of water resources. Preferred candidates will have training in the integration of biophysical and social aspects of water resources, a promising record of scholarly achievement, and an interest in applied research in non-academic settings. The incumbent will develop new research directions and work in an inter- or trans-disciplinary setting that complements other social and biophysical science faculty, Tribal and natural resource agency planners and managers, non-profit organizations, and industries.

Job Duty FunctionTeaching and advising responsibilities:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

The successful applicant must be committed to teaching 2-3 excellent and engaging courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate level. Undergraduate courses will be relevant to the interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees of the Department, while graduate courses should be relevant to students enrolled in the CNR and University-wide Water Resources graduate programs. The incumbent will be responsible for mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students.

Job Duty FunctionOutreach and Service Responsibilities:
Job Duties/Responsibilities

The incumbent will contribute expertise to collaborators, scientists, and other stakeholders by working with federal, state and local agencies, Tribes, NGO’s and rural communities. We seek a team player who will contribute to faculty governance in the department, college and university, and serve an active role in professional societies relevant to their expertise.



Minimum Qualifications

Must 1) hold a PhD at the time of starting the position; 2) Possess disciplinary and interdisciplinary expertise and training in water resources, with specific focus on the integration of biophysical and social sciences; 3) Have experience publishing in leading scientific journals; 4) Demonstrate the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses using effective teaching approaches; 5) Demonstrate the potential to develop a nationally recognized research program, including the capacity to obtain external grants, and 6) demonstrate oral and written communication skills relevant to scientific and stakeholder audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants should have 1) The ability to build teams and collaborate across diverse disciplines; 2) Experience engaging with diverse stakeholder groups; 3) A demonstrated ability to secure external funding; and 4) Experience conducting research on water resources on complex water challenges.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions 

Posting Information


Posting NumberF000509P
Posting Date12/09/2016
Closing Date01/22/2017
Open Until FilledYes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applicants will begin January 22, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must submit: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) letter of application describing how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications; 3) statement of teaching philosophy including experience and effectiveness; 4) at least three references with affiliation and contact information; 5) provide up to three papers that provide examples of scholarly achievements (upload under Other Documents 1, 2, and 3); and 6) a research statement emphasizing past research experience and future research interest and plans, and approaches taken to the integration of research with outreach and engagement.

For more information contact:
Steven Daley-Laursen, co-Chair
Integrated Water Sciences Faculty Search
Dept of Natural Resources and Society
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844
[email protected]
(208) 885-6113

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V