Faculty Position in Groundwater Hydrology

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ, US


 Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (TE)
DepartmentHydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (0469)
Medical Sub-Speciality 
LocationMain Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona (UA) seeks a faculty member in Groundwater Hydrology to join the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS) in the UA College of Science. This is an open rank position. HAS was recently created, by merging the previous Department of Atmospheric Sciences with the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.

The candidate must bring to the position a strong quantitative understanding of the physics of groundwater flow and transport, as well as the motivation to apply groundwater science towards addressing societal challenges related to water resources (e.g. climate change and environmental contamination), especially in the desert Southwest where groundwater is critically important to our very existence. Candidates with expertise in any area of quantitative groundwater hydrology are encouraged to apply. However, we are particularly interested in applicants who use innovative analytical, quantitative and/or computational tools to investigate the flow of water through saturated and unsaturated geologic media and the interaction of this flow with atmospheric, biological and/or chemical processes.

The successful candidate will build on The University of Arizona’s traditional strengths in Earth and Environmental Science (particularly the Hydrologic and Atmospheric sciences), and will join a program that has historically been extremely strong in both ground- and surface-water hydrology, water quality, and systems analysis, and is now providing leadership in the study of Terrestrial Hydrometeorology, climate variability, and the coupled human-land-atmosphere system. The position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to build a complementary research group with UA startup investment to pursue collaborative and ambitious new projects. In addition to basic and applied science, the candidate will strengthen our ability to compete for funding from external agencies and industry, and help define scientific priorities for the community.

The faculty member will be expected to provide innovative and quality teaching, advising and mentoring of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels (including those from underrepresented backgrounds), provide opportunities for student engagement in research, internship and professional training, participate in service and outreach, and promote the UA’s goals for broad representation among its students and workforce. In this regard, the UA seeks individuals who promote diversity in research, education, and outreach, and who have experience with a variety of collaborative, teaching, and curricular perspectives. Faculty members in our department also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. Further, our faculty also helps to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
More information about the department is available at: www.has.arizona.edu

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, collaborative, and externally funded research program, including publishing and presenting research to the scientific community, and to work with other members of the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, and with collaborating faculty, researchers, and students from around UA and other institutions to promote the mission and vision of making UA an international leader in the Hydrologic and related Earth Sciences. The appointee will also contribute to teaching and mentoring, student engagement, community outreach, university service, and efforts to encourage diversity and participation of members of underrepresented groups in university activities.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in applicable field of research expertise

RankTo be determined.
Tenure InformationTenure-Eligible (TE)
Full Time/Part TimeFull Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week40
Benefits EligibleYes – Full Benefits
Posted Rate of PayTo Be Decided
Job CategoryFaculty
Type of criminal background check required:Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)