Professor, Watershed Hydrologist, 50% Teaching, 50% Research (OARDC)
Location: School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR),
College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State
Description: This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in the
SENR. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally-recognized
research program in watershed hydrology focused on hydrologic phenomena at the channel
to catchment scale. Ideally, this scientist will integrate field observations
and measurements with advanced techniques in hydrological modeling, geographical
information systems (GIS), and/or remote sensing. Research areas of particular
interest include (a) subsurface hydrologic processes, (b) surface
water-subsurface water interactions (that can include, but are not limited to,
nutrient fluxes, transport and fate of environmental pollutants, residence
time/cycling), and (c) hydrological responses to climate change, land-cover
change, and disturbances in agricultural and urban/suburban landscapes. Engineering
hydrology (infrastructure analysis, design, construction, and operation) is
outside of the scope of this position.
The incumbent will be expected to
contribute to the SENR’s teaching and advising programs in Environmental
Science and to work with current faculty in related fields including aquatic
ecology, terrestrial and fire ecology, water resource management, and environmental
chemistry. The incumbent will be expected to develop an externally-funded
research program, attract outstanding graduate students, and be committed to
undergraduate education. Specific expectations and responsibilities include,
but are not limited to:
• Develop an independent research program
related to watershed hydrology with appropriate interdisciplinary alliances that
includes a strong graduate student program.
• Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in
area of expertise as well as within the Environmental Science curriculum. In
particular, the incumbent will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate
curriculum in both general water-quality management and watershed hydrology and
to teach assigned undergraduate SENR service courses.
• Secure extramural funding and publish in
refereed journals. The development of an interdisciplinary research program
will be essential.
• Advise undergraduate students, including
honors students, and assist with advising undergraduate student organizations.
• Work collaboratively with other University
faculty/personnel, government agencies, non-government organizations, and
citizen groups to advance the land grant mission of the University. Opportunities to work with the College’s
Field to Faucet initiative as well as the University’s Discovery Theme’s
initiative may exist.
• Serve the University and professional
communities through appropriate activities.
Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. with a strong academic background in hydrology. This
position is designed to integrate and expand on existing research strengths in
Aquatic Sciences. The ability to work with environmental social scientists is
desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent verbal and
written communication skills and a willingness and ability to work closely with
other people. Postdoctoral experience and previous involvement with state and
federal agencies within the US or internationally are strongly encouraged. Demonstrated
teaching scholarship and experience in mentoring members of underrepresented
Salary/Support: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The Ohio
State University offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the
nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition
authorization; paid vacation and sick leave; ten paid holidays; and State
Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an Alternative Retirement Program.
A start-up package, including discretionary funding, will be provided.
Diversity: The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a
culturally and intellectually diverse environment, and encouraging all members
of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career
families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community
members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance
Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher
Education Recruitment Consortium.
Application: Applications must include the following: cover letter (1-2
pp); curriculum vitae; statements of research interests (1-2 pp), teaching
philosophy (1 page), and multicultural experience and commitment to diversity/inclusion
(1 page); and a list of four professional references with contact information. Applicants
should forward these materials via email as a consolidated pdf to:
Mazeika Sullivan, Watershed Hydrologist Search Committee Chair
of Environment and Natural Resources
Ohio State University
Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 18,
2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer. Women,
minorities, Vietnam era veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.