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Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering

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The UCI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications to fill a faculty position at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek a creative and collegial early-career scholar with a strong disciplinary background whose expertise would complement existing faculty in the Department and who demonstrates great potential for future disciplinary and interdisciplinary success in research and education. Candidates with background in one of two broad areas are of particular interest: (1) hydrologic systems analysis, including work on coupled human-natural systems, and (2) process-based hydrologic modeling. Candidates can review existing faculty expertise using the following link:

UCI offers an exceptional environment for a successful career in hydrologic sciences and engineering. Outside of CEE, UCI is home to complementary faculty in fields of natural, social and information sciences and the collaborative campus environment poses many opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Additionally, Southern California is a mosaic of cities and open spaces whose history and future are inextricably tied to water, and whose experiences with water are paralleled by coastal metropolitan areas around the world facing population growth, development pressure, demands for ecosystem protection and water scarcity. The UCI campus also offers a unique housing environment for faculty, with well over a thousand homes within walking distance from campus, the best public schools in California are found in the City of Irvine, and world famous beaches and open space preserves are easily accessible.

Applicants are expected to have a doctorate from an accredited university in a relevant science or engineering discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute their leadership and innovative thinking toward excellent programs and projects within the department and the university. To be considered at the Associate Professor level, applicants should hold an appointment (or be under review for appointment) at this level at a peer institution.

Applications should include a cover letter, a description of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of at least four references. References will not be contacted until later stages of the search.

Applications received by September 1, 2018 will be given full consideration but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically at .

One of the youngest University of California campuses, UCI is ranked first in the United States and fifth in the world among universities less than 50 years old, according to the Times Higher Education survey. Compensation is competitive with the nation's finest universities and includes priority access to on-campus for-sale faculty housing. UC Irvine is located four miles from the Pacific Ocean and 45 miles south of Los Angeles. The area offers a pleasant year-round climate, numerous recreational and cultural opportunities and one of the highest-ranked public school systems in the nation.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Irvine, CA

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