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Assistant Professor - Hydrology and the Environment

Syracuse University
Job Location:
Syracuse, New York
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography

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Location: Syracuse, NY

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: As determined by the Department Chair

Rank: Assistant

Campus: Syracuse, NY

Unionized Position Code: Not Applicable

Job Description

Syracuse University solicits applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Hydrology, jointly hosted in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences (75%) and Civil and Environmental Engineering (25%). Faculty hired into this position will build on our existing strengths in water, energy, and climate, and will participate in the Energy and Environment cluster initiative that spans multiple departments in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, the College of Architecture, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Syracuse University ( currently has 18 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty with research strengths in hydrology, solid Earth geochemistry, geochronology, and paleoclimatology. The Department has an outstanding array of analytical facilities and recently renovated laboratories.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( currently has 18 full-time faculty members

engaging in teaching and research in the areas of construction, environmental,

geotechnical, and structural engineering. The Department supports and maintains a variety of computational and experimental laboratories for research and teaching.


The successful applicant will have research expertise in the broad field of hydrology. We seek an outstanding scholar with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching in any aspect of freshwater systems. We are flexible with regard to areas of specialization, though examples of fields that are of particular interest include: surface water hydrology, computational hydrology, hydrological and biogeochemical modeling, ecohydrology, coastal hydrology, and water within coupled human and natural systems. We welcome candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, implement novel approaches to quantitative research, and who value collegiality and collaboration. The ideal candidate's work will be transdisciplinary in nature and be able to support ongoing initiatives at the Department, College, and University levels.

Job Specific Qualifications

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The successful applicant will establish a strong, externally funded research program from diverse funding sources and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants will contribute to the existing curriculum in hydrology and hydrogeology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses.


Physical Requirements

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Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a statement describing how they would contribute to the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three referees to by November 15, 2021. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University's contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Priority Consideration: 11/15/2021

Job Category: Faculty

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