Assistant Professor of Ecohydrology, Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, CSU, Chico

Chico, California (US)
Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits (e.g., sick leave, health, retirement plan)
Feb 24, 2021
Mar 26, 2021
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Assistant Professor of Ecohydrology, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, California State University, Chico

Minimum Qualifications The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. in Ecology, Hydrology, or related environmental science or geoscience field. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should be enthusiastic about working hands-on with a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students in Ecohydrology. Ecohydrologists seek to characterize the interactions and feedbacks between ecological and hydrological systems and employ multi-scale approaches potentially including or combining field and lab-based methods and modeling. The applicant should have experience in practical applications of their scientific discipline.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience with assessment techniques, instructional technology in the teaching-learning process, and roles of faculty in attracting and supporting student success. The successful applicant should possess the capability to seamlessly integrate aspects of the broader fields of geosciences, biology, conservation and natural resource management and use novel approaches to engage undergraduate and graduate students to confront local problems of Northern California as well as societal issues and global challenges in ecohydrological research.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching (lower and upper division undergraduate courses in the major, general education courses, graduate courses), scholarship (dissemination, grants, mentoring, etc.), and service (student advising, committee participation, community outreach, etc.). Teaching assignments are based upon the interests and qualifications of the individual and the needs of the department.

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences offers B.S. degrees in Geology and Environmental Sciences as well as M.S. degrees in Environmental Sciences and Geosciences. The Department continues to grow and currently serves over 160 majors and over 15 graduate students. Faculty and students are actively involved in internal and external research grants and service contracts, and the University and College offer funding to support development of innovative student-learning techniques for both field and in-class activities. The Department is interdisciplinary with faculty having expertise and research interests in the areas of applied ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, atmospheric science, sedimentology, volcanology, paleontology, petrology, and oceanography. The Department houses a variety of research-grade instruments and computer resources available to both faculty and students as many of our students regularly present their research at national and international conferences. Water is a critical resource both locally and regionally and our department’s involvement with local water agencies, the CSU, Chico’s Center for Water and the Environment, as well various campus sustainability groups reflect our commitment to be leaders in water-related issues. More information may be viewed at

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Initial Review Date: 04/01/2021; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
How to Apply: Applicants must provide a:
*current cover letter (including how you have interacted with, or plan to interact with diverse students in teaching, research, and other mentoring)
*contact information of three professional references.
*All applicants must apply online at:

Applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Todd Greene, Search Committee Chair

Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, CSU Chico

400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0205, USA