Assistant Professor of Hydrology

University of Georgia

Athens, GA, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Details

Posting NumberF1715P
Working TitleAssistant Professor of Hydrology
DepartmentWarnell-Sch Forestry & Nat Res
About the University of GeorgiaSince our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/DepartmentGeorgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities ( The University of Georgia ( is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 38,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 325 undergraduates, and 195 graduate students ( The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries & Wildlife, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school manages 23,000 acres of forestland across the state in support of its teaching, outreach, and research missions.
Posting TypeExternal
Retirement Plan
Employment TypeEmployee
Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible
Advertised Salary
Anticipated Start Date01/01/2024
Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)
Job Posting Date07/28/2023
Job Closing Date
Open until filledYes
Special Instructions to ApplicantsTo ensure full consideration, please apply on or before September 18, 2023. Review of complete applications will begin September 19, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and contact information for three references. Individuals considered for interviews will be required to submit three reference letters to the chair of the search committee, Dr. C. Rhett Jackson ([email protected]). University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation ( The background investigation will be conducted on a post offer/preemployment basis. The starting date is negotiable but can be as early as January 1, 2024.  No paper applications will be accepted. For additional information, please contact Dr. C. Rhett Jackson ([email protected]), chair of the search committee. 
Location of VacancyAthens Area
EEO StatementThe University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification TitleAssistant Professor
Faculty RankAssistant Professor
Contract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)
Tenure StatusTenure Track
Minimum QualificationsApplicants must have a Ph.D. in an area of hydrology or water resources or related field.
Position SummaryThis is a 9-month (0.75 EFT), tenure track appointment with 45% research, 50% teaching, and 5% service responsibilities at the Assistant Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. The selected candidate will be expected to develop a broad and inter-disciplinary research program in hydrology and water resources. Research interests may include hillslope processes, ecohydrology, water quality, or anthropogenic effects on aquatic systems (e.g., climate and land-use changes, reservoir operations, sediment transport and channel dynamics, stream and wetland modification and restoration, groundwater extraction). We seek a candidate interested in multi-disciplinary research working with other faculty across a range of disciplines including soil science, ecology, civil and environmental engineering, forest ecophysiology, aquatic science, geology, geomorphology, marine sciences, landscape architecture, and environmental law and policy. Aquatic scientists at UGA often collaborate through the River Basin Center and the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems. The candidate would also contribute to the University of Georgia’s Water Resources Program that offers both undergraduate and graduate certificates in Water Resources. The selected candidate will mentor graduate students, serve on School and University committees, and actively participate in professional scientific societies. The selected candidate will normally teach three courses each academic year. The candidate is expected to teach a) a Junior-level class in Soils and Hydrology, b) a split-level (graduate and upper-division undergraduate) course in advanced hydrology, and c) a graduate-level course of their design. Other teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidate’s interests and areas of expertise.
Additional Requirements
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or CompetenciesStrengths in oral and written communication must be evident, for example through conference presentations and publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of activity in research design and grant development is preferred. Demonstrated multidisciplinary collaborative work is preferred with expectations for similar continued efforts with faculty in Warnell and across the University. Evidence of teaching activities and excellence in teaching is preferred.
Physical Demands
Is this a Position of Trust?No
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?No
Does this position require a P-Card?No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No
Is driving a responsibility of this position?Yes
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)No
Credit and P-Card policyBe advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  6. Research Portfolio/Philosophy

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