Assistant Professor of Hydrometeorology/Ecohydrology

University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, US

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in hydrometeorology or ecohydrology with expertise broadly related to characterizing water-land-atmosphere interactions across a range of spatial and/or temporal scales. The position will begin August 2017.

Required qualifications are:

1) a Ph.D. in Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or a related discipline by the time of appointment;
2) the ability to develop and maintain an externally-funded research program;
3) the ability to contribute to undergraduate and graduate curricula consistent with departmental needs; and
4) the ability to contribute to the Department’s interdisciplinary research mission.

We encourage candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to an environment of diversity and academic excellence. The successful candidate will play an important role in the atmospheric sciences and the earth and environmental sciences components of our graduate and undergraduate programs, will contribute to the department’s interdisciplinary teaching and research missions in the geographical and natural sciences, and will maintain an active, scholarly research agenda that includes advising students in the department’s graduate programs.

The successful candidate is expected to teach courses that contribute to the B.S. in Meteorology program and the B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences program, particularly the Atmospheric Sciences and Hydrological Sciences Concentrations. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Meteorology, Environmental Studies, and Geography. At the graduate level, the Department offers an M.S. in Earth Sciences and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems. The Department also offers an M.A. in Geography, a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Regional Analysis, and participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Public Policy. The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is an interdisciplinary community of social and physical scientists with over 30 faculty members and more than 100 graduate students, and is housed within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences comprises 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees. UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the state’s largest metropolitan area. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. More than 27,000 culturally diverse students are currently enrolled at the University.

Review of applications will begin October 28, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically at and include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a diversity statement and 6) the names and contact information of three references. All applicants are subject to criminal background checks. As a college with diverse faculty, staff, and students, finalists will be asked during their screening interviews to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching, research, and service. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. We strongly encourage prospective candidates to visit the Department website ( prior to applying. For additional information, contact Dr. Sara Gagné, Search Committee Chair, at 1-704-687-5911 or [email protected]