Faculty Position in Groundwater Hydrology

Faculty Position in Groundwater Hydrology
Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona (UA) seeks a faculty member (level open) in Groundwater Hydrology to join the
Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS) in the UA College of Science. The newly created HAS
department (www.has.arizona.edu) merges the previous Department of Atmospheric Sciences with the
Department of Hydrology and Water Resources. The new, tenure‐eligible, faculty position will build upon UA’s
historical strengths in ground‐ and surface‐water hydrology, water quality, and systems analysis, and on its
synergistic new programs in Terrestrial Hydrometeorology, climate variability and the coupled human‐landatmosphere

Required Background: The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative understanding of the physics
of groundwater flow and transport, as well as the motivation to apply groundwater science towards addressing
societal challenges related to water resources (e.g. climate change and environmental contamination),
especially in the desert Southwest where groundwater is critically important to our very existence. Candidates
with expertise in any area of quantitative groundwater hydrology are encouraged to apply. However, we are
particularly interested in applicants who use innovative analytical, quantitative and/or computational tools to
investigate the flow of water through saturated and unsaturated geologic media and the interaction of this
flow with atmospheric, biological and/or chemical processes.

Expectations: The new faculty member will be expected to build a complementary research group to pursue
collaborative and ambitious new projects, to strengthen the UA’s ability to compete for funding, and to help
define scientific priorities for the community. In addition, she/he will be expected to provide innovative and
quality teaching, advising and mentoring of students at the graduate and undergraduate levels (including those
from underrepresented backgrounds), provide opportunities for student engagement in research, internship
and professional training, participate in service and outreach, and promote the UA’s goals for broad
representation among its students and workforce. In this regard, we particularly seek individuals who are
interested in a) promoting diversity in research, education, and outreach, b) developing innovative approaches
to enhancing student engagement, c) participating in outreach and contributing to departmental, college, and
university service, d) a variety of collaborative, teaching, and curricular perspectives, and e) expanding
collaborations with community and business partners.

To Apply: For more information, and to apply for the position, please see the job posting at