BAE Faculty Position opening: Irrigation/Water Management Engineering – apply by April 30, 2016

Faculty Position: Irrigation/Water Management Engineering

Biological And Agricultural Engineering

University of California, Davis


Irrigation/Water Management Engineer, Assistant Professor (9-month tenure track). The candidate will hold an appointment in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and address water application technology, water-use efficiency and evaluation and use of alternative water supplies for irrigated agriculture that ultimately consider water resource and agricultural sustainability given increasing environmental impacts and water scarcity. The position will consider agricultural water management at a systems level that includes analysis and evaluation of water demand and supply with reference to spatial and temporal distributions. This will likely include consideration of the use of reclaimed or recycled waters for irrigation, precision application of water for crop production, associated impacts on downstream resources and users including groundwater and surface waters and soil-water interactions, water quality and associated energy usage, environmental implications, and efficient resource utilization.

The successful applicant will assist with lower and upper division undergraduate teaching in engineering and technology, and develop graduate level coursework in their research area. Candidates must have a strong documented engineering background with a PhD in engineering or a BS in engineering with a PhD in a water science field. They must have the ability to conduct both independent and cooperative research, and the ability to teach engineering courses to undergraduate and graduate students, with special reference to water and irrigation engineering. We are particularly seeking faculty who have demonstrably shown evidence of a strong commitment towards expanding opportunities for women and underrepresented groups in the engineering sciences.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant Professor rank. For more information and to apply, go to Please contact Dr. Mark Grismer, Search Committee Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-5294. Tel: (530)304-5797. Fax: (530)752-2640. E-mail: Open until filled, but to assure consideration, applications must be received by April 30, 2016.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. UC Davis is a NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equality and inclusion.