Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Hydrology @ the University of West Florida
University of West Florida, Florida, United States
Apply before: 1 December 2023

Assistant Professor in Hydrology/Water Science (Position Number: 128700)

The University of West Florida Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in hydrology and related systems and processes. This position is located in Pensacola, FL. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive research agenda including consistent dissemination of published research, pursuit of competitive grants, and research mentoring of students from our undergraduate and M.S. programs. The new Assistant Professor will teach two courses per semester (fall/spring) providing support to our undergraduate and graduate programs teaching student-focused courses in Hydrology and Earth Science and taking an active role in bringing currency and creativity to curriculum development in their area of specialization. They will also provide relevant service to the department, college, university, community, and discipline.

We seek a candidate who will complement existing teaching and research areas within the department, with the potential for collaborative research with departmental and University colleagues.

Possible specialization areas include groundwater-surface water interactions, aquatic bio- or geochemistry, environmental toxicology, fluvial systems, and wetlands science; other water science specializations that complement existing strengths will be considered.

Position Qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a strong commitment to teaching, academic research, and service.

Applicants must have completed all requirements of a PhD in environmental science, geography, geology, oceanography, or closely related field from an accredited institution by mid-June 2024 for a preferred start date of 8 August 2024. ABDs will be considered only if all degree requirements will be met before their start date. ABDs must submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that the dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed prior to the date of hire. Must have an active research agenda around hydrology and/or water science, demonstrate teaching effectiveness and have an ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Must be able to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, staff, and administration.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a CV; cover letter addressing how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; research statement; teaching statement; and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon submission of this application. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

The preferred response date for applications is 1 December 2023; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jason Ortegren (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 11000 University Pkwy, Building 13 Room 206, Pensacola, FL 32514.

Employment based visa sponsorship will be considered for this position.

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/ Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857- 6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E- Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

Phillip P. Schmutz, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Earth & Environmental Science
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514
Office: Building 13, Room 206B


Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group