Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources and Hydrologic Systems Engineering – Cornell University

Assistant Professor in Integrated Water Resources and Hydrologic Systems Engineering
Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
Cornell University

Cornell is a community of scholars, known for intellectual rigor and engaged in deep and broad research, teaching tomorrow’s thought leaders to think otherwise, care for others, and create and disseminate knowledge with a public purpose.

We seek an individual who will address sustainable water resources issues by integrating physical hydrology with complex ecological, agricultural, social-political, and/or energy systems. Engineering approaches can be applied to problems regarding water quantity, water quality, food production/security, energy systems, sustainable development, human health, soil erosion and conservation. Our ideal candidate will also recognize the interactions between the social and physical constraints that influence the use, fate, and fluxes of water.

The appointee will identify stressors on water resources and develop targeted solutions. For example, he or she might work at the water-energy nexus and/or focus on the impact of humans (including climate change) on global or regional scale water management. Applicants should have a broad skillset potentially including systems modeling and analysis, physical hydrology, hydroinformatics, experimental procedures and instrumentation, remote sensing, and/or applied math.

This tenure-track position is on an academic year basis and requires balanced effort between research (50%) and teaching (50%). The department seeks a distinguished and productive junior scholar with passion for outstanding teaching, applied research, and advising at a leading research university and in a department with top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in biological and environmental engineering. The appointee is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program and become a leader in hydrologic sciences. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and securing external research funding are major expectations. We are especially seeking candidates who will thrive in Cornell’s multidisciplinary research environment.

Teaching responsibilities include two courses annually, one specifically at the undergraduate level. The appointee will contribute to both our biological and environmental engineering programs, including advising undergraduate and graduate students and mentoring postdoctoral appointees. Service to the department, community, and university is expected of all faculty members.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline is required with demonstrated capability and success in developing research and teaching programs at the interface of engineering and hydrological, biological and earth sciences. A strong background in hydrology is required and an engineering degree is preferred.

Applications and Starting Date: Anticipated starting date is July 2014. Applications including a CV, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of relevant publications, reference letters, and transcripts should be submitted online at: Applications will be reviewed starting October 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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