[ES_JOBS_NET] Faculty Position in Groundwater Hydrology, UC Riverside


Faculty Position



Position Description: The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure track position in groundwater hydrology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position
has 50% Instruction and Research and 50% Organized Research in the Agricultural Experiment Station (http://ift.tt/1P2C7BA), and will be located in the Department of Environmental Sciences. Appointees in this series are expected to conduct mission
oriented, translational research that has an ultimate goal of solving societal problems relevant to the mission of the Agricultural Experiment Station. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Research: The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized program in groundwater hydrology or hydrogeology. The incumbent is expected to have expertise in subsurface hydrology, including measurement and modeling of groundwater
flow, reactive transport modeling, and/or remote sensing of groundwater. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, local and regional-scale groundwater dynamics and groundwater quality; surface water-groundwater interactions; the impact of climate
change on groundwater recharge, storage and use; or groundwater transport of contaminants.


Teaching: The successful candidate is expected to be fully engaged in the teaching mission of the department and university, including formal classroom instruction in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Environmental Sciences
and mentoring of M.S. and Ph.D. students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in groundwater hydrology and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.


Application: A Ph.D. in groundwater hydrology, hydrogeology or related field and a proven ability to conduct innovative hydrologic research are required. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 6, 2016, but the position will remain
open until filled. Applications must include a vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials, including contact information for letters of recommendation, must
be submitted through AP Recruit at: http://ift.tt/1LzlWcB. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes
substantial peer input.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Jirka Simunek, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside; Jiri.Simunek@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please
contact Margi Burnett; margi.burnett@ucr.edu. Additional information about the Department of Environmental Sciences can be found at: http://envisci.ucr.edu/.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A
commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity amount its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



James O. Sickman

Professor and Chair

Department of Environmental Sciences

University of California, Riverside

Room 2324 Geology

Riverside, California 92521

Office: (951) 827-4552

Fax: (951) 827-3993

E-mail: james.sickman@ucr.edu


Facility for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS):



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