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Assistant Professor Hydrology and the Environment
Syracuse University, New York, United States
Apply before: 15 November 2021

Syracuse University solicits applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Hydrology, jointly hosted in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences (75%) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (25%). Faculty hired into this position will build on our existing strengths in water, energy, and climate, and will participate in the Energy and Environment cluster initiative that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the College of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The successful applicant will have research expertise in the broad field of hydrology. We seek an outstanding scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of freshwater systems. We are flexible with regard to areas of specialization, though examples of fields that are of particular interest include: surface water hydrology, computational hydrology, hydrological and biogeochemical modeling, ecohydrology, coastal hydrology, and water within coupled human and natural systems. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to quantitative research, and who value collegiality and collaboration. The ideal candidate’s work will be transdisciplinary in nature and be able to support ongoing initiatives at the Department, College, and University levels. The successful applicant will establish a strong, externally funded research program from diverse funding sources and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants will contribute to the existing curriculum in hydrology and hydrogeology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Syracuse University ( currently has 18 full-time faculty with research strengths in hydrology, solid Earth geochemistry, geochronology, and paleoclimatology. The Department has an outstanding array of analytical facilities and recently renovated laboratories.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( currently has 18 full-time faculty members engaging in teaching and research in the areas of construction, environmental, geotechnical, and structural engineering. The Department supports and maintains a variety of computational and experimental laboratories for research and teaching.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a statement describing how they would contribute to the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three referees to, by November 15, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group