Assistant Professor of Physical Hydrology

The Ohio State University
Wooster, Ohio
Oct 27, 2017
Dec 26, 2017
The Ohio State University, SENR
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Assistant Professor of Physical Hydrology in the School of Environment and Natural Resources. The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program with an emphasis on the interactions between hydrology and channel structure in managed systems. This scientist will integrate field observations/ measurements and remote sensing with advanced techniques in numerical modeling to understand ecohydrologic and hydrologic processes from the reach to basin scales. Research area of particular interest include: (a) impacts on human activity on hydrologic processes in working landscapes, (b) linkages between channel (including ditches and other artificial channels) and upland hydrologic processes, or (c) interdisciplinary approaches to the study of coupled human & natural systems. The candidate should be able to link physical hydrology to ecosystem function in ways that enhance management of water resources and agroecosystems in the region.

Qualifications (required & desired)

Ph.D.  with a strong academic background in physical hydrology. This position is designed to integrate and expand existing research strengths at the Wooster Campus and with SENR’s Aquatic Science faculty. The ability to work with environmental social scientists is critical. 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 preferred.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be reviewed starting November 6, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Cover letter (1-2pp); CV; statements of research interests (1-2pp), teaching philosophy (1 page), multicultural experience and commitment to diversity/inclusion  (1 page); and a list of four professional references with contact  information.  Submit materials as a consolidated  pdf  to: Dr. Douglas Jackson-Smith and Dr. Mazeika Sullivan, email address:

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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. Candidates representing traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply. 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 Consortium.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  EEO is the law