Geoscience and Water Sustainability
The Department of Geology and Environmental Science seeks to expand its expertise related to water sustainability in a changing climate and invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor pending budgetary approval. Given the recent, profound shifts in water balance and those anticipated in the near future, the Department seeks to develop capacity to understand these issues of regional, national and global importance. We are seeking a geoscientist with expertise in characterizing hydrologic changes associated with climatic shifts and developing adaptation strategies allowing society to sustainably adjust to these shifts. Our goal is to hire a colleague who uses a combination of field measurements and observations, remote sensing, and/or modeling to better understand water-climate-human interactions in the critical zone. Specific areas of interest could include, but are not limited to: catchment hydrology in urban, managed, and natural systems; land-atmosphere interactions; soil moisture analysis; the interacting roles of climate variability and land use change on hydrologic processes; or physical models of ecohydrologic and hydropedologic processes from the plot to the global scale.
The successful candidate will complement existing research clusters and establish an externally- funded, internationally recognized research program. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. A PhD is required at the time of appointment, with the position scheduled to begin in Fall 2016, subject to budgetary approval.
Please apply online to: http://ift.tt/1OA13Rb.
Applications should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a CV; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; 4) names and contact information of four references; and 5) copies of three relevant publications. Direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Bain, dbainpitt.edu, 412-624-8766. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
The University of Pittsburgh is the fifth largest recipient of federally sponsored research funding among U.S. universities and has $900 million in annual research and development expenditures. Located in an urban setting, the University campus offers easy access to potential research, teaching and outreach venues including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Science Center, several urban watersheds, and proximity to long-term experimental catchments (Fernow, West Virginia). Pittsburgh is experiencing a “green renaissance” and is consistently ranked among the top places to live, work, and visit in the U.S.
Emily M. Elliott, Ph.D.
Department of Geology & Environmental Science
University of Pittsburgh
4107 O’Hara Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260