[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor - Watershed Hydrologist - Ohio State

Becca Barnes becca.barnes at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 10:13:29 MDT 2015

*Title:*                     Assistant 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 University.

*Position *

*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

*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 groups

*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.

*Inclusive *

*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

*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:

                              Dr. Mazeika Sullivan, Watershed Hydrologist
Search Committee Chair

                              School of Environment and Natural Resources

                              The Ohio State University

                              2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210-1085

                              email address: sullivan.191 at osu

*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.*

*Rebecca Barnes*
Assistant Professor
Environmental Program
Colorado College
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