Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Hydrology and Water Resources)

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA, US


Open date: September 6th, 2017
Next review date: January 15th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 15th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of hydrology and water resources. Areas of interest include (but not limited to) remote sensing of water in the environment, physically-based hydrologic modeling at the watershed to global scales, ecohydrology, water in coupled human-natural systems, river basin management, climate sciences as related to water, water in urbanized environments, coastal hydrology, and water-related environmental and food security issues. Strong quantitative skills are required and research expertise that combines field observations, theory and modeling will be given special consideration. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary research and building collaborations across engineering, earth system sciences, and public policy as related to water.

Southern California is a mosaic of cities and open spaces whose history and future are inextricably tied to water, and whose experiences with water are paralleled by coastal metropolitan areas around the world facing population growth, development pressure, demands for ecosystem protection, and water scarcity. UCI has an exceptional array of field sites, open-space preserves, partner relationships, and research facilities that are strategically aligned in the context of water, geography, climatology, economic and social structures of southern California. Bringing faculty and students together around the theme of WATER offers a unique opportunity to create exceptional research capacity at UCI for addressing challenges at the water-food-energy nexus under increasing climate and human pressures.

Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking towards an excellent water sciences and engineering program within the Department. Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute towards a campus-wide initiative to create more field-based (off-campus) student learning opportunities with the goal of increasing the number of students (especially underrepresented minority students) pursuing graduate degrees in water-related programs.

Applications should include a cover letter, a description of research and teaching interests, including ability to contribute to Departmental and interdisciplinary programs, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications must be received by January 15, 2018 to receive full consideration and should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04258

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Irvine, CA


More information about this recruitment: http://engineering.uci.edu/dept/cee



  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research – Description of research
  • Statement of Teaching – Description of teaching interests
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.


  • 4-6 references required (contact information only)