Irrigation / Water Management, Assistant Professor
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||California State University, Fresno
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California State University, Fresno
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
Vacancy # 11729
http://jcast.csufresno.edu/ Irrigation / Water Management
Assistant Professor -
California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We
believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is
because learning can only take place in a climate where differing positions are welcome, and
diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone.
Position Characteristics: The
successful candidate will normally teach introductory and advanced courses in irrigation systems and
agricultural water management. The teaching assignment may also include other undergraduate and
graduate courses depending on candidate background and department needs. In the first year, the
College typically reduces the teaching load by 3 WTUs per semester (20%) to allow new faculty extra
start-up time for teaching, scholarly work, research, and other professional development efforts.
Other expectations include, but are not limited to, actively engaging in research, advising
students, supervising graduate theses, participating in program development and committee service at
all levels of university governance. The faculty member is expected to secure external research
funding, publish research results in refereed journals, and participate in professional meetings.
Additional compensation may also be possible for summer teaching or administrative assignments. The
successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged
to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are
important components of the university curriculum. The position of Assistant Director for the Center
of Irrigation Technology (http://cit.cati.csufresno.edu/) requires a demonstrated capacity to
successfully manage budgets and personnel, demonstrated effective leadership, and excellent
interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will join a university-wide cohort of faculty that
will develop teaching, research, and outreach initiatives that focus on water quality, technology,
and management, including a new interdisciplinary Master's degree in water resource management. Over
the next two years, we anticipate appointments in science education, geographic information systems,
hydrology, engineering approaches to water management, business approaches to water management and
marketing, irrigation technology, environmental journalism, and water and community health.
- Available for Academic Year:
- Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement
classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).
- Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan
- Workload is 80% (12 WTU per semester) teaching, advising, and university
service and 20% (3 WTU per semester) Assistant Director of Research of the Center for Irrigation
- Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional
- Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
of a University-wide Water Cohort 2012
Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in irrigation systems and water
management, agricultural biosystems engineering, or a related discipline by the starting date of the
appointment is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Specialization in agricultural
water use efficiency, agricultural water quality, or irrigation systems is desired. The successful
candidate should be able to apply their expertise in irrigation and water management to the wide
array of crops and irrigation systems found in California. Preference will be given to candidates
with relevant post-doctoral experience.
Teaching Or Other Experience: The successful
candidate must have an excellent record or potential for establishing an excellent record in
university level instruction. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching,
research, and scholarly activities, including successful grantsmanship and research publications.
The preferred candidate would have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
from diverse backgrounds. For the Assistant Director of Research portion of the position, the
successful candidate must have the ability to work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams, build
relationships with stakeholders, solicit external funding, and collaborate with other departments
and colleges. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the
barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability,
and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their
strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to
diversity visit: www.csufresno.edu/diversity.
Equal Employment Opportunity: California State
University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures
in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.
Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the
basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including
gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability,
physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals
for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an
investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders. Further,
California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity
principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.
Instructions: To submit an on-line application for this position, visit our online employment site
at http://jobs.csufresno.edu (position # 11729).
Attach the following to the online application: curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three
letters of recommendation, names and contact information for three references not writing letters of
recommendation, and a cover letter discussing your teaching philosophy, research interests, and
administrative experience are required for full consideration. Please have letters of recommendation
sent directly to the search committee chair. Applications: Correspondence, applications, and
confidential papers should be sent to: Dr. Jim Farrar, Search Committee Chair Department of Plant
Science California State University, Fresno 2415 San Ramon Avenue, Mail Stop AS 72 Fresno, CA
93740-8033 Phone: (559) 278-2861 Fax: (559) 278-7413 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until Filled: To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials
by 11/28/2011. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2012 if not filled.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University
System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified
students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral
level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich
backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with
the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and
community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration
with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one
of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.
Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin
Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving
distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the
Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one
of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits
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