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University of Connecticut
City:
Storrs
State:
Connecticut
Country:
USA
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Posted: 09/11/2019
Assistant Professor of Watershed Hydrology

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (http://www.nre.uconn.edu/) in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Watershed Hydrology.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will develop an extramurally funded, innovative research program at the frontier of rapidly advancing theory, methodology, tools and technologies involved in watershed hydrology (e.g., sensors/automated monitoring, quantitative data analysis and modeling, and GIS/remote sensing-based landscape modeling). We are seeking applicants with demonstrated interest in using hydrologic science to inform environmental decision making and natural resource conservation in built, agricultural, or natural landscapes. The successful applicant will complement the existing expertise of colleagues within and outside the Department, including nearby offices of the United States Geological Survey, such as the New England Water Science Center (www.usgs.gov/centers/new-england-water/locations) and the Branch of Geophysics (https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/bgas/contact.html).

Responsibilities also include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, such as watershed hydrology, introduction to water resources, and natural resources measurements. Other duties include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and active contribution to the academic community through service at the department, college, and University levels.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A doctoral degree at the time of appointment in hydrology, natural resources, environmental sciences, or related discipline; equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. A demonstrated ability to perform quantitative hydrologic science that integrates field-based environmental data acquisition with analysis and modeling; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in teaching or assisting in teaching at the university level; and a record of peer-reviewed publication of original research.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Post-doctoral experience; experience with independent research proposal development, ideally with a record of funding from national agencies. A demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; an innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research approach; active participation in major professional societies and international meetings; a record of effective mentoring and teaching, such as integrating technology and active learning into instruction, and online instruction; and a record of commitment to promoting diversity through academic, extension, and research activities.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track, research (50%) and teaching (50%) position at the Assistant Professor level, with service expectations. The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut’s main campus located in Storrs. Anticipated start date is August 23, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and teaching philosophy (maximum two pages each), and at least three letters of recommendation. Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 10, 2019. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact the search committee chairs: Dr. Beth Lawrence, beth.lawrence@uconn.edu and Dr. Jason Vokoun, jason.vokoun@uconn.edu.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020053)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.