Stanford University, in conjunction with its Woods Institute for the Environment, seeks nominations and applications for a faculty appointment in the area of water resources. We are interested in candidates who take a systems-based approach to water resources, regardless of their disciplinary background or training. Possible areas of expertise include but are not limited to hydrology and ecohydrology; water management and systems; governance and institutions; river geomorphology; risk management; multi-objective decision making; political science; big data and computation; and geochemical, geophysical, and remote sensing. Issue areas of interest include the design of effective water institutions and systems; climate change and adaptation (including management of extreme events); river and watershed restoration; dam removal & design; coastal river systems; and the nexus among food, water, and energy.
This is a tenure-line appointment and will be joint between the Woods Institute and a department appropriate to the candidate in any one of Stanford’s seven schools. The Woods Institute (http://woods.stanford.edu) is the interdisciplinary hub for environmental research, teaching, and problem solving at Stanford. The level of the appointment is open, and candidates at all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scholar to pursue a vigorous research program and leadership role in Stanford’s growing interdisciplinary water community. The successful candidate will be expected to be an active participant in the Water in the West program (http://waterinthewest.stanford.edu), as well as Stanford’s other campus-wide water programs. A joint program of the Woods Institute and the Bill Lane Center for the American West (http://west.stanford.edu), Water in the West harnesses Stanford’s resources toward solving the West’s growing water scarcity problems. In addition to research, the successful candidate will teach classes and mentor students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and working at the intersection of academic research and public policy.
Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter describing research and teaching experience as well as future plans in these areas as well as curriculum vitae. The committee will request letters of recommendation for finalists. Please submit the requested materials in a .pdf format via online at Academic Jobs Online, Job #8833. The job can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8833.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.