The Assistant Professor will provide exceptional knowledge of agriculture, hydrology, and research needs to provide for: direction of efforts in Hydrological System Dynamics & Resilience, analyze experiment results and create statistical analysis, interpret data, and summarize results and prepare reports. The Assistant Professor is a 12 month, 100% research position.
Development and leadership of a state-wide, nationally and internationally recognized research program in Hydrological System Dynamics with an emphasis on regional hydrological systems and development of resilient water management practices.
Conducting system dynamics assessment of regional hydrologic systems and optimization of water management systems.
Participate on interdisciplinary projects that increase the understanding of the linkage between water management, climate, land use and economic systems. This includes quantifying the feedback mechanisms between all system components, from stream reach to regional scales, and examining spatial and temporal changes in system component states using GIS and remote sensing tools in extreme events.
Partnering with the Texas Water Resources Institute, state and federal water management agencies and organizations, water districts, utilities and other water resource stakeholders.
Join the faculty in water resources management and will be a critical team member, collaborating with scientists in geohydrology, natural resources economics, soil and water salinity, landscape horticulture, water reuse, water conservation, and other agriculture and resources management programs.
Publish refereed papers, secure external funding, communicate effectively with faculty and stakeholders, advise graduate students, and supervise support staff and students.
Travel in- and out-of-state is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.
This represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
Work Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso. The Center is located in the growing and culturally-rich bi-national region of El Paso, Texas. In addition to being part of the Texas A&M University System, the Center is situated near and works in close partnership with two other major research universities in the region.
Application Process: Applications are to be made on-line via Workday at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/AgriLife_Research_External/job/El-Paso-AL-RSCH/Assistant-Professor_R-004222.
Applicants must include a letter of application relating the position description to personal career goals, curriculum vitae, copies of all college transcripts and names of three references.
Address the letter to: Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center - Texas A&M University, 1380 A&M Circle, El Paso, TX 79927-5020.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
The candidate is required to have, by date of appointment, a Ph.D. agricultural engineering, civil engineering, ecosystem sciences, or equivalent degree with an interest in hydrological system dynamics.
Experience in conducting hydrology system dynamics research, particularly in areas such as the optimization of water management systems, and quantifying the impact of climate variability on water availability is required, along with a basic understanding of economics.
Strong numerical modelling and/or advanced statistical analysis skills are essential, including time series and spatial data analyses.
Expertise in GIS and Remote Sensing would be advantageous.
Incumbent should have the interest and capability to work both independently and as a multidisciplinary team member.
Ability to effectively communicate, provide research leadership, develop successful research proposals, and report and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals is an important qualification.
Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.
Internal Number: R-004222
About Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso
Since 1887, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has been an integral part of the Texas A&M University System. AgriLife Research is the state’s only agency dedicated to research and technology development in food, agriculture and natural resources. Scientists at the El Paso, TX Research Center are developing technologies and methods to improve water-use efficiency, increase water supplies and protect water quality. The Center is internationally recognized for its research in salinity management, reclaimed water use, crop and landscape plants, desalination concentrate, ground-surface water management, and evaluation of the economic impacts of technology and policy changes. Facilities include 11 buildings with 65,000 square feet of space including laboratories with extensive analytic equipment, and five greenhouses.