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Assistant Professor

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Please apply online to: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/OTY=. Applicant should include: 1) a CV; 2) a Research Statement; 3) a Teaching Statement; 4) copies of three relevant publications; 5) three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Name 13204-Geology and Environmental Sciences
Position Number 0080511
Position Details

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.

Application Process

Please apply online to: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/OTY=. Applicant should include: 1) a CV; 2) a Research Statement; 3) a Teaching Statement; 4) copies of three relevant publications; 5) three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 05/20/2015
Open Until Filled No
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