Full or Associate Professor (Hydrologic Sciences)

University of Nevada-Reno

Reno, NV, US

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (www.hydro.unr.edu) has been a nationally recognized leader in water resource education since the 1960s. The program is vibrant, with over 80 faculty members in water-related fields at the University, and includes faculty from partnering organizations such as the Desert Research Institute, the US Geological Survey, and the US Department of Agriculture.

The University has made significant recent investments in hydrologic sciences with new faculty hires in the areas of water and climate change. The Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) supports 40 MS and PhD students in the areas of groundwater hydrology, climate change hydrology, water pollution, aquatic ecology, and other water-related science and engineering fields. The University is launching the Global Water Center: Solutions for Sustainability (www.unr.edu/water) to address societal demands for creative, integrative approaches to solving complex issues related to water resources. The Center brings together experts from diverse disciplines across the University, nongovernmental organizations and governmental agencies whose goals are to solve large-scale and long-term problems related to water sustainability.

We seek a Full or Associate Professor with demonstrated abilities and accomplishments in water-related sciences, outreach and education to lead the graduate education component of the University’s water research initiative. The University of Nevada has a long tradition in both surface and subsurface hydrology. We seek to maintain these strengths and grow into emerging areas including conjunctive water use, climate change impacts on all aspects of the hydrologic cycle, and the ecological attributes of aquatic ecosystems.

The new GPHS Director will be responsible for administering the graduate program including finances, staff, and students. This position will be housed in one of several water-centric departments that best match the candidate’s background and interests. These departments include, but are not limited to, Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, and Natural Resources and Environmental Science. We seek a candidate with effective leadership skills, enthusiasm, and vision for growing an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary water education program. The GPHS Director is expected to maintain an active research program, teach at a reduced load within their home department, and generate extramural funding for graduate student training programs. 

The University of Nevada, Reno is recognized as a Tier I university by US News and World Report and has a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000, including nearly 3,000 graduate students. Located at the picturesque base of the Sierra Nevada, the University is a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe and less than 4 hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Year-round recreational activities abound, including world class hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding. Reno and northern Nevada are undergoing a technology-driven economic renaissance, and the city offers an excellent living environment, with spectacular mountain scenery, short commutes, and a growing arts and intellectual community. 

The University of Nevada, Reno offers competitive salaries, start-up packages, and employee benefits, including a generous retirement plan. For more information about benefits visit: http://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits