Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Water Resources
Oklahoma State University | Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Type: Full Time
Agriculture - Biological Engineering
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Availability, use, and quality of water resources present challenges to meet agricultural, industrial, residential, environmental, and recreational water needs in Oklahoma, the Southern Great Plains region, and beyond. With a growing population, effective management and treatment of water across the different geoclimatic regions are critical to a sustainable economic future. Increasing drought severity and duration make it essential that community leaders, water managers, farmers and ranchers, and other stakeholders develop contingency plans for managing scarce water resources during critical drought periods while maintaining preparedness to cope with flooding due to extreme rain events.
The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at Oklahoma State University intends to strengthen the water resources area and expand engineering expertise in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources by filling two new faculty positions. Together, these positions will directly support OSU’s Land-Grant mission of teaching, research, and Extension. Through collaboration with the Oklahoma Water Resources Center, these new hires will support ecosystem services and work to achieve high levels of water quality and sustainable use of our region’s water through integrated programming. These positions provide added emphasis and expertise to address the water resource challenges in Oklahoma and offer a great opportunity to build a dynamic team with OSU faculty and staff and local, state, and federal agency personnel.
Assistant Professor, Irrigation Engineer (Position# req12670)
This position is an 11-month, tenure-track appointment with Research (75%) and Teaching (25%) responsibilities in irrigation systems and water management. Areas of emphasis may include precision irrigation, remote sensing, water balance of soil-crop systems, and integrated water management that help mitigate challenges in surface and groundwater availability, water quality, and use of wastewater. Other emphasis areas can include smart irrigation systems and systems analysis, simulation and modeling to promote water use, sensor development and application, and energy efficiency.
Assistant Professor, Water Management (Position# req12671)
This position is an 11-month, tenure-track appointment with Research (60%) and Extension (40%) responsibilities in rural and urban hydrology and water management. This position will work at the interface of rural and urban water systems, designing control measures for sustainable water management, including transport, treatment, and use. Areas of emphasis may include runoff, surface and groundwater flow, climate adaptation (e.g. flood mitigation, drought management) that supports agriculture and food operations as well as urban agriculture ventures and urban development initiatives.
View the full job ads and apply online at: https://jobs.okstate.edu and search for req12670 (Irrigation Engineer) and req12671 (Water Management). To learn more about the department visit: bae.okstate.edu. Inquiries or questions regarding these positions may be directed to Dr. Mari Chinn, Professor and Head ([email protected]) or Dr. Randy Taylor, Search Committee Chair, ([email protected]) at (405) 744-5431. Application screening will begin December 1st, 2022; and accepted until positions are filled.
Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.
Required: Earned PhD degree in Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated ability to attract external funding, publish peer-reviewed materials, and provide instruction to a wide variety of audiences. Candidates must be proficient in English, possessing effective verbal, written, and multimedia communication skills. Willingness to travel and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams. Preferred: Current, or the ability to obtain, Professional Engineering registration.
About Oklahoma State University | Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University (OSU) is a modern land-grant system of interdisciplinary programs with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research, and outreach. Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) at OSU is a unique department shared between two colleges, Ferguson College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. The BAE department enhances the production and profitability of agricultural and biological products, and the conservation and management of natural resources through teaching, research, and Extension programs. We take pride in being an inclusive department in which students, faculty, and staff from any background can feel comfortable, supported, and successful. For more information, visit: https://agriculture.okstate.edu/departments-programs/engineering/.