Meadows Endowed Chair in Water Conservation

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position TitleMeadows Endowed Chair in Water Conservation

Job Posting Number202253TTL

Job LocationSan Marcos

DepartmentDepartment of Geography and Environmental Studies

Position Description

TheDepartment of Geography and Environmental Studies ( at Texas State University invites applications for theMeadows Endowed Chair in Water Conservation. Applicants must have academic credentials and an established scholarship record that merit the rank ofProfessorin the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.Associate Professorswith three or more years in rank and an established record are also encouraged to apply for appointment at the associate professor level.

We seek individuals with exceptional records as scholars and educators in conducting research and addressing policy issues related to the planning, management, conservation, and efficient use of water resources in the context of global change and One Water concepts. This position offers an opportunity to lead research and outreach on grand challenges regarding water resources use and management in Texas and beyond. The position also carries teaching and student mentoring responsibilities. The successful hire will fill the role of Chief Conservation Officer with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment where they will receive additional resources and support. The Meadows Center is a university-level center with a mission to inspire research and leadership to ensure clean, abundant water for the environment and all humanity.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree in Geography or a closely related field, including but not limited to hydrology, environmental science, watershed science, freshwater ecology, engineering, economics, or natural resource policy and planning;
  • Strong record of externally funded research on the planning, management, conservation, and efficient use of water resources;
  • Outstanding record of publications; and
  • Evidence of successful supervision and mentoring of graduate students and postdoc researchers.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated record of sustained research in addressing water issues within the context of global change;
  • Experience teaching at undergraduate and /or graduate levels;
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders in water resources at various institutional levels; and
  • Potential to establish research agenda involving (interdisciplinary) collaboration with faculty and researchers in the Department, on campus, and beyond.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered (

In order to be considered for this position, please submit the items below.

1) Letter of application outlining the applicants professional experiences and career goals;

2) An updated curriculum vitae;

3) Four brief statements (up to 2 page each):

a. research vision and strategy,

b. leadership approach,

c. teaching philosophy, and

d. a statement on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as related to the applicants work;

4) The name, e-mail address, and telephone number of three references. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references towards the end of your letter of application.

The position will remain open until filled, with a potential start date in spring 2023 or as negotiated. Our accelerated timeline for this national search reflects the need to fill this position in a timely manner. We encourage all interested parties to send inquires to Dr. Jennifer Jensen, chair of the Search Committee, ( and indicate Endowed Chair Position in the subject line of all correspondence.

Proposed Start DateSpring 2023 or as negotiated.

Posting Date

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Full Consideration Date:09/01/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled?Yes

EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance ( . A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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