Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering

University of California, Davis

Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering

  • Institution: University of California, Davis
  • Location: Davis, California, United States
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Assistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering

  • University of California, Davis | Davis, California, United States
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: October 09, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant Professor in Water Resources Engineering

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range $ 121,600 - 131,300

Location Davis, California, United States

Application Deadline October 15, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Jon Herman

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Job Description

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in water resources engineering at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a significant independent research program to advance systems engineering methods for water resources planning and management. The candidate will also contribute to collaborative efforts of the faculty and seek opportunities to support science-based policy in the water area. Research themes of special interest include, but are not limited to: integrated surface and groundwater management, water transfers and markets, optimization and risk, remote sensing of water resources, ecosystem restoration, and water infrastructure resilience and sustainability in a changing climate.

This position supports the College of Engineering Next Level Strategic Vision to strengthen climate resilience through intelligent systems providing sustainable allocation of water resources. Applicants should demonstrate interest and ability in contributing to the teaching and mentoring missions of the department at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of historically underrepresented groups in higher education, as well as intent to support diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

UC Davis is the 9th-ranked Civil Engineering program in the U.S. and has a strong history of impactful research in the water resources area. The CEE department includes 38 faculty and 180 graduate students and obtained $16.7M in research funding in 2022 The water resources program within the department is a dynamic and innovative group with established strengths in hydrology, hydraulics, contaminant and sediment transport, land-water-atmosphere interactions, aquatic chemistry, and reservoir control. The program integrates numerical, laboratory, and field experiments to advance research that spans fundamental science and application. These capabilities are complemented by water-related research centers across campus. In particular, the Center for Watershed Sciences is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of critical water challenges, combining quantitative analysis from biologists, geologists, engineers, economists, legal scholars and others to help understand and solve California’s complex water problems. Additional affiliated research centers include the Jaime Amorocho Hydraulics Laboratory (JAHL) and the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC).

UC Davis is a tier-one research university and has a strong history of engaging in teaching, research, and service for the greater public good as a land grant institution. The College of Engineering has an exciting Next Level Strategic Research Vision with major pillars for research, education, and community that can be found here.

Appointment will be as an academic year (9-month) Assistant Professor. Details of the ladder rank system can be found here. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $121,600-$131,300 inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Civil Engineering or a closely related field by the time of hire. Participation in department, college, and university service as a member of the UC Davis Division of the Academic Senate is an expectation under the faculty shared governance model.

Application Requirements: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, but applications may be accepted until the position is filled. E-mail inquiries may be addressed to

Applications must include: Curriculum Vitae; Cover Letter (1 page); Statement of Research; Statement of Teaching; Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 3 selected publications; and the contact information of 3 references who may be contacted to provide a letter upon submission of the application.

Guidance to candidates on how to prepare DEI statements is available here. Guidance on preparing research statements is here and on teaching statements here.

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