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
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.