The University of Idaho is soliciting applications for the position of permanent director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute.
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) is being re-imagined to become a nationally recognized research institute focused on integrated water-based human and biophysical systems. The IWRRI mission is to: a) lead the University of Idaho's water-systems faculty to collaborate across Colleges in research to reconcile water ecosystems, technology and society, to provide high impact research on the pathway to sustainable economies, quality of life, and resilient ecosystems, b) lead IWRRI outreach and engagement programs and activities in developing solutions to Idaho's, the region's, the nation's and the world's water challenges through interdisciplinary research, outreach and information transfer, and c) build on the University of Idaho's quality and reputation in water-systems research. Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and holding tenured faculty rank, the IWRRI Director provides leadership by promoting, organizing and coordinating interdisciplinary efforts in water-systems research and water-systems education, by interacting with the Vice President for Research, deans, department chairs, program directors and faculty across the University to promote interdisciplinary water-systems programs. The IWRRI Director will coordinate with the Director of the Water Resources graduate program to ensure integrations between funded research and graduate student participation in team-based interdisciplinary research.