Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (Hydroclimatology)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA, US

The University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Hydroclimatology. We seek candidates who are passionate about research and teaching in a world-class institution. The position in hydroclimatology bridges atmospheric sciences and hydrology, two core areas of our department. This research area focuses on interactions between weather and climate and the hydrological cycle over regional to global scales. We wish to hire a scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department.

In addition to developing external funding to support research endeavors, candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department, and professional organizations.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Successful candidates would be expected to teach the introductory course for undergraduate majors in either atmospheric sciences or physical hydrology, along with upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.

Application Process:

Please apply online at and attach a cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The cover letter should include (1) a summary of how the applicant’s research experience fits in the general area of Hydroclimatology, (2) a summary of how the applicant meets the stated qualifications, and (3) any demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations.

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open until filled.  The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2020. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected]

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