Assistant/Associate Professor of Ecohydrology

Michigan Tech University

Houghton, MI, US


Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Ecohydrology
Department Forest Resources & Environmental Science
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor School Dean

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is excited about working in an interdisciplinary setting and will complement existing faculty research interests and strengths.

This is a nine month, tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level with the appointment to begin in August 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Research: Development of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program related to the hydrology of forested landscapes and involving Masters and Doctoral students is expected. Research areas could include forest, wetland and/or watershed hydrology, integrated watershed science, restoration of hydrologic systems, empirical modeling, water quality, hydroclimatology, ecohydrology, biometeorology, and ecological climatology.

Teaching: Responsibilities will involve undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate teaching includes a course in Forest Hydrology required by the degree programs in Applied Ecology and Environmental Science, Wildlife Ecology and Management, and the Society of American Foresters’ accredited Forestry programs. There will also be potential to develop a field-based class in hydrology at our research forest. Graduate teaching will include development of a course in the candidate’s area of expertise that will contribute to the School’s fast-growing graduate programs in Forestry, Forest Ecology and Management, Applied Ecology, Forest Science, and Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology.

Institution: The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s vision as a premier, national center of excellence in natural resources and environmental science education, research and outreach.

Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

PhD at the time of appointment in a relevant natural science degree.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated expertise in forest, wetland, or water resources.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Post-doctoral research and extramural grant writing experience are strongly desired.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:**
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Other Conditions:
• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.