The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of hydrology. We specifically seek candidates with expertise in the transport, transformation, and fate of solutes and materials carried by groundwater and/or surface water, as well as in the solute exchange and processing that occurs within or at the interface between these two domains. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison (https://water.wisc.edu/). Further information regarding the cluster initiative program can be found at: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/. Further information about this Freshwater Sustainability Cluster can be found here: https://water.wisc.edu/cluster-hire/. The three positions within the Cluster are as follows: 1) Hydrology (this position); 2) Aquatic Ecology/Limnology (hired during first phase of search in 2020; and 3) Job# 239652-FA, Water Resources Economics (recruitment led by Dept of Ag & Applied Economics). The tenure home will be determined at time of hire.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service mission of their tenure department. They will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentor students. They will be expected to participate in professional, public and university service as appropriate. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, and who can bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds.
The person hired will actively contribute to the cluster through research, teaching, and interaction with the Water@UW community. Given the nature of this position, the Department of Geoscience (College of Letters & Sciences) or the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (College of Engineering) are the likely tenure homes, though placement will be agreed upon by the University and candidate based on scholarly fit. There is the option of a co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The Nelson Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the University with faculty from across campus involved in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach. The Institute administers the campus-wide interdisciplinary Masters in Water Resources Management, among numerous other programs. UW-Madison is also uniquely positioned for collaboration with state and federal agencies based in the Madison area, including the USGS Water Science Center, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA.
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Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Hydrology or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and a document containing a set of three statements discussing 1) research, 2) teaching, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. These materials must be submitted as one document online at: http://jobs.wisc.edu.
The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 1, 2021, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled. This position has an expected start date of August 22, 2022.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Hydrology or a related field at the time of appointment.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Demonstrated experience, or combined education and experience, in conducting research related to issues relevant to the purposes of this cluster.
A record of research publication.
One or more years of experience, or combined education and experience, in teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels in the environment or a related field.
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