Assistant Professor in Hydrology: University of Wisconsin-Madison (Cluster Hire)

We specifically seek candidates with expertise in the transport, transformation, and fate of solutes and materials carried by groundwater and/or surface water, as well as in the solute exchange and processing that occurs within or at the interface between these two domains. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison ( ). Further information regarding the cluster hiring initiative can be found at Further information about this Freshwater Sustainability Cluster can be found at Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service mission of their tenure department. They will develop a vibrant, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program. They will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentor students. They will be expected to participate in professional, public, and university service as appropriate. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, and who can bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds.

In addition, the person hired will actively contribute to the cluster through research, teaching, and interaction with the Water@UW community.

Given the nature of this position, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (College of Engineering) or the Department of Geoscience (College of Letters & Science) are the likely tenure homes, though placement will be agreed upon by the University and candidate based on scholarly fit. There is the option of a co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The Nelson Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the University with faculty from across campus involved in interdisciplinary educational research, teaching, and outreach. The Institute administers the campus interdisciplinary Masters in Water Resources Management, among numerous other programs. UW-Madison is also uniquely positioned for collaboration with state and federal agencies based in the Madison area, including the USGS Water Science Center, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA.

Applicants should submit one document containing the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and a document containing a set of three statements discussing 1) research, 2) teaching, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. These materials must be submitted as one document online at:

The deadline for ensuring full consideration is December 1, 2021; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

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