The Department of Geology and Planetary Science seeks to expand its expertise related to water sustainability in a changing climate and invites applications of 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 associate d with climatic shifts and developing adaption 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 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. A PhD is required at the time of appointment, with the position scheduled to begin in Fall 2016, subject budgetary approval.
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