The Department of Agriculture, Veterinary and Rangeland Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Water and Irrigation Management at the Assistant Professor level. This position will be an integral component of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.
The successful candidate will conduct research in water and irrigation management in agricultural systems of dryland areas. Specific topic areas may include the more traditional foci of cropping systems and irrigation management, irrigation- and crop-water use efficiency in water-limited environments, and plant-soil-water relations, but may also address newer topics such as controlled-environment agriculture, remote sensing and sensor use development for agricultural applications, precision agriculture, simulation modeling, and allocation of water for competing agriculture and urban demands. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, grant-funded research program that includes graduate student training and publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals as part of an interdisciplinary team of agronomists, plant breeders, horticulturists, rangeland scientists, and associated disciplines working on agricultural water issues in dryland environments. Teaching duties will include a dual level course (combined undergraduate/graduate) focused on agriculture water management within dryland ecosystems, an additional course to be identified by the interdisciplinary team and the successful candidate, and participation in student extracurricular activities. Service duties will include participation on relevant departmental, college and university committees and outreach activities with farmers, ranchers and interested public. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.
For full consideration of applications, all materials must be submitted by March 29, 2019.
For questions, please contact: Search Chair, Melinda Yerka; firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Nevada, Reno recognized that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications Ph.D. in irrigation systems, soil water management, agronomy, soil physics or related discipline with a demonstrated record of achievement in research in agricultural water management in dry areas. Demonstrated publication record, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team of scientists.
Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated potential for effectiveness in teaching including a strong desire to work with and advise undergraduate and graduate students. Experience in obtaining extramural funding is desired. Field research experience and demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders.
About UNR - College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (CABNR) is a founding college of the University of Nevada, Reno, a Land Grant University. The College has a long and distinguished record of fulfilling the tripartite mission of teaching, research, and outreach programs benefiting the health and economic vitality of Nevada. Dedicated to this mission, CABNR encourages an inclusive learning environment that supports students from all backgrounds.