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Assistant Professor, Water Resources Engineering, Virginia Tech
The Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a 9 month, tenure-track research and extension position at the assistant professor rank in Water Resources Engineering. We seek a highly motivated candidate to develop an integrated research/extension program to ensure Virginians have access to, and maximize the utilization of, a finite amount of quality water. Programmatic areas may include the following: assessing the impacts of climate change and climate variability on water resources and availability; developing and applying remote-sensing techniques to quantify water use and improve irrigation efficiency; irrigation and drainage water management; and, developing/assessing water saving techniques and technologies to quantify agricultural, urban and peri-urban water use efficiency for temperate and humid subtropical climates found in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic United States. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and implement an effective extension program in irrigation and water supply development.
Maintenance and appropriate allocation of adequate water supplies is an important concern to Virginia, which maintains a >$55 billion/year agricultural industry, while urban areas continue to expand in several dense metropolitan areas (Richmond, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia). The demand for quality ground-water and surface-water supplies is likely to grow in all sectors due, in part, to increasing demand for potable water to supply an expanding population, increasing agronomic and ornamental crop production and maintaining urban landscaping. As demand increases, water availability may decrease as a result of climate change and more climate variability. Increased competition for limited water supplies drives the development of more sophisticated water resource management techniques. Virginia needs an individual to develop and communicate effective water resource and irrigation management strategies and techniques to a broad audience.

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