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Watershed Hydrology Assistant Professor

University of Connecticut
Job Field:
Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Description:

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment ( in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Watershed Hydrology.


The successful applicant will develop an extramurally funded, innovative research program at the frontier of rapidly advancing theory, methodology, tools and technologies involved in watershed hydrology (e.g., sensors/automated monitoring, quantitative data analysis and modeling, and GIS/remote sensing-based landscape modeling). We are seeking applicants with demonstrated interest in using hydrologic science to inform environmental decision making and natural resource conservation in built, agricultural, or natural landscapes. The successful applicant will complement the existing expertise of colleagues within and outside the Department, including nearby offices of the United States Geological Survey, such as the New England Water Science Center ( and the Branch of Geophysics (

Responsibilities also include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, such as watershed hydrology, introduction to water resources, and natural resources measurements. Other duties include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and active contribution to the academic community through service at the department, college, and University levels.



A doctoral degree at the time of appointment in hydrology, natural resources, environmental sciences, or related discipline; equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. A demonstrated ability to perform quantitative hydrologic science that integrates field-based environmental data acquisition with analysis and modeling; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in teaching or assisting in teaching at the university level; and a record of peer-reviewed publication of original research.


Post-doctoral experience; experience with independent research proposal development, ideally with a record of funding from national agencies. A demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; an innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary research approach; active participation in major professional societies and international meetings; a record of effective mentoring and teaching, such as integrating technology and active learning into instruction, and online instruction; and a record of commitment to promoting diversity through academic, extension, and research activities.



This is a full-time 9-month, tenure-track, research (50%) and teaching (50%) position at the Assistant Professor level, with service expectations. The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut’s main campus located in Storrs. Anticipated start date is August 23, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials:  a cover lettercurriculum vitae,  a   brief statement of research interests and teaching philosophy (maximum two pages each), and at least three letters of recommendation. Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 10, 2019. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact   the   search   committee   chairs: Dr. Beth Lawrence and Dr. Jason Vokoun

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020053)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests and Teaching Philosophy
  • Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
Phone: (860) 486-2840