The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of surface hydrology. The candidate is expected to perform basic research in hydrologic processes at or near Earth’s surface. Areas of interest include but are not limited to fluvial, lacustrine, and/or estuarine systems, fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport, flooding, and relationships to ecological and climate systems. The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate computational approaches with direct and remotely sensed observations.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching over a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate actively in departmental governance and university service. We seek candidates who will strengthen existing research programs in geology, climate science, and remote sensing, as well as foster collaboration with scholars across the Washington University community.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least four references as a single PDF, and should be sent to Professor Philip Skemer, Hydrology Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Faculty at Washington University in St. Louis are distinguished for their research and creative activities. Twenty-four Nobel laureates have been associated with the university, nine completing the major part of their pioneering research here. Faculty are successful in winning support for their research from many sources, including the federal and state governments, corporations, foundations, nonp...rofit agencies, individuals and the university itself. The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences investigates the processes that shape our planet and other solar system bodies. Understanding the Earth system is also the key to addressing many environmental challenges, including climate change, water quality, and sources of energy. The department is uniquely poised to help solve some of society's most pressing problems and its faculty are frequently recognized around the world for their research leadership.