Assistant Professor (Hydroclimate Modeler)
Detailed Job Description
The assistant professor will teach the standard load of three classes per academic year, be expected to recruit and advise high-quality graduate students, and establish a vigorous, externally funded research program.
Integrated Hydroclimate Modeler – Tenure Track
Assistant Professor Position
The University of Alabama (UA) Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in integrated hydroclimate modeling, beginning August 2017. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have a strong record of research and a Ph.D. by the time of appointment in hydro-climate systems science, water-atmospheric science, and/or a closely related field, preferably with specialization in integrated modeling of atmospheric processes and hydrologic response, as they impact water management, availability, distribution, and sustainability. The candidate’s research would ideally aim to understand and model the movement of water between the atmosphere, land surface, soil, and/or subsurface reservoirs, and how changes in future climate affect water resources and/or environment from regional to global scales. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a strong, externally-funded research program and to attract high-quality Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students. The candidate will also be expected to teach introductory courses related to their field and undergraduate and graduate courses in hydroclimate sciences and modeling, water resources, and water-atmosphere interactions, advise graduate students, and contribute to the Department’s research program in water resources and environmental geology. Existing working relationships and collaboration with entities such as NOAA, NASA, USGS, NCAR, DOE, and/or NSF is seen as positive. Opportunities for research collaboration also exist with the NOAA National Water Center, the Environmental Institute, the Geological Survey of Alabama, the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies, the Center for Freshwater Studies, and the Water Policy and Law Institute, all located on The University of Alabama campus. The Department has a broad range of resources and existing facilities, including modeling and computational resources, field and laboratory equipment, and chemical and stable isotope analytical facilities. Questions should be directed to Dr. Geoff Tick ( ), Chair of the Integrated Hydroclimate Modeler Search Committee. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references through the UA Jobs Website at: facultyjobs.ua.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.
Additional Position Information
Affiliations with major entities such as NOAA, NSF, USGS, NIWR, DOE, EPA, IPCC, etc. are seen as highly positive and beneficial
Special Instructions to Applicants
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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.