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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 09/25/2017
Assistant Professor/Water Resources Engineer

This position is an 11-month, tenure-track appointment at the title of Assistant Professor and will have research (60%) and teaching (40%) responsibilities, and can start as soon as January 1, 2018. The faculty member will be expected to develop a research program addressing priority water resource issues in Oklahoma and the region (60%). Teaching responsibilities (40%) include graduate and undergraduate courses in Biosystems Engineering. Potential topics include Water Quality Engineering, Watershed Modeling, and Applied Water Resources Statistics. The faculty member’s instructional program will include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Biosystems Engineering. In particular, the incumbent will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Potential topics include Water Quality Engineering, Watershed Modeling, and Applied Water Resources Statistics. Specific teaching responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with the department head and in alignment with the department’s needs. Advising graduate and undergraduate students, including honors students, and assisting with advising undergraduate student organizations are also expected. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, the Oklahoma Water Resources Center, other departments in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR), other units of the University and external partners. Updating and implementing innovative teaching methods/materials, working directly with clientele, collaborating with research and extension personnel, developing and implementing a nationally recognized research program, and providing service to university and professional communities are expected. Initial appointment will be at Assistant Professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Official duty station is in Stillwater at the main OSU campus.

Qualifications: Required: The candidate must have an earned PhD degree in Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Civil or Environmental Engineering, or a closely related discipline. All requirements for the degree must have been met prior to start date. Knowledge of water resources engineering, hydrologic processes, fluid mechanics, and natural resources/environmental impacts is required. Candidates must have excellent speaking and writing skills, a willingness to travel, current (or the ability to obtain) Professional Engineering registration and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment.

Preferred: Postdoctoral experience in a related field, proven record of peer-reviewed publications and externally funded grants is ideal. Apply online at Application materials should include a letter indicating interest, qualifications and experience; curriculum vitae; research statement (one page maximum); teaching philosophy (one page maximum); and a list of five (5) names, with telephone numbers and e-mail address who may be contacted for additional information. Additionally, a copy of official transcripts showing year terminal degree was granted should be included. Transcripts can be attached or mailed to: 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, Attn: Amy Phipps. Inquiries or questions only regarding this position may be directed to Dr. John Veenstra, Professor and Head (; 405-744-5431) or Dr. Carol Jones, Search Committee Chair, (; 405-744-6667). Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin October 13, 2017. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected for the position. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)