Seeking candidates with expertise in the transport, transformation, and fate of solutes and materials carried by groundwater and/or surface water, as well as in the solute exchange and processing that occurs within or at the interface between these two domains. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison. Further information regarding the cluster initiative program can be found here. Further information about this Freshwater Sustainability Cluster can be found here. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.
Given the nature of this position, the Department of Geoscience (College of Letters & Sciences) or the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (College of Engineering) are the likely tenure homes, though placement will be agreed upon by the University and candidate based on scholarly fit. There is the option of a co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The Nelson Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the University with faculty from across campus involved in interdisciplinary educational research, teaching, and outreach. The Institute administers the campus interdisciplinary Masters in Water Resources Management, among numerous other programs. UW-Madison is also uniquely positioned for collaboration with state and federal agencies based in the Madison area, including the USGS Water Science Center, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service mission of their tenure department. They will develop a vibrant, internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentor students. They will be expected to participate in professional, public and university service as appropriate. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, and who can bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds.
In addition, the person hired will actively contribute to the cluster through research, teaching, and interaction with the Water@UW community.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Hydrology or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants must have demonstrated experience, or combined education and experience, in conducting research related to issues relevant to the purposes of this cluster along with a record of research publication. One or more years of experience, or combined education and experience, in teaching at undergraduate or graduate levels in the environment or a related field.
Internal Number: 100386-FA
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