Texas A&M AgriLife Research Assistant Professor in El Paso, Texas

Job Title

Assistant Professor


Texas A&M Agrilife Research


El Paso

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

El Paso, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Assistant Professor will provide exceptional knowledge of agriculture, hydrology, and research needs to provide for direction of efforts in Hydrological System Dynamics & Resilience or to analyze experiment results and create statistical analysis, interpret data, and summarize results and prepare reports.


-Development and leadership of a state-wide, nationally and internationally recognized research program in Hydrological System Dynamics with an emphasis on regional hydrological systems and development of resilient water management practices.

-Conducting system dynamics assessment of regional hydrologic systems and optimization of water management systems.

-Participate on interdisciplinary projects that increase the understanding of the linkage between water management, climate, land use and economic systems. This includes quantifying the feedback mechanisms between all system components, from stream reach to regional scales, and examining spatial and temporal changes in system component states using GIS and remote sensing tools in extreme events.

-Partnering with the Texas Water Resources Institute, state and federal water management agencies and organizations, water districts, utilities and other water resource stakeholders.

-Join the faculty in water resources management and will be a critical team member, collaborating with scientists in geohydrology, natural resources economics, soil and water salinity, landscape horticulture, water reuse, water conservation, and other agriculture and resources management programs.

-Publish refereed papers, secure external funding, communicate effectively with faculty and stakeholders, advise graduate students, and supervise support staff and students.

-Travel in- and out-of-state is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.

-This represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Administrative Relationships: This position reports to the Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso. An annual performance review is conducted jointly with the Head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, the Texas A&M University System.

Supervision Received: Specific guidance with respect to objectives of the program and periodic review of production results and clientele interactions. Supervision Given: Initial explanation of work assignments and program objectives and periodic review of performance efforts and results.

Appointment: 100% research, 12-month, non-tenure track appointment at Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso. Academic appointment is with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, The Texas A&M University System.

Work Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso. The Center is located in the growing and culturally-rich bi-national region of El Paso, Texas. In addition to being part of the Texas A&M University System, the Center is situated near and works in close partnership with two other major research universities in the region.


-The candidate is required to have, by date of appointment, a Ph.D. agricultural engineering, civil engineering, ecosystem sciences, or equivalent degree with an interest in hydrological system dynamics.

-Experience in conducting hydrology system dynamics research, particularly in areas such as the optimization of water management systems, and quantifying the impact of climate variability on water availability is required, along with a basic understanding of economics.

-Strong numerical modelling and/or advanced statistical analysis skills are essential, including time series and spatial data analyses.

-Expertise in GIS and Remote Sensing would be advantageous.

-Incumbent should have the interest and capability to work both independently and as a multidisciplinary team member.

-Ability to effectively communicate, provide research leadership, develop successful research proposals, and report and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals is an important qualification.

-Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others

Application Process: Applications are to be made on-line via Workday and include a letter of application relating the position description to personal career goals, curriculum vitae, copies of all college transcripts and names of three references.

Address the letter to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, Texas A&M University

1380 A&M Circle, El Paso, TX 79927-5020.

For additional information on El Paso Research Center programs and The Texas A&M University System go to http://elpaso.tamu.edu/research.

Comments to Applicants:

  • Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.

  • Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred.

  • Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423​.

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