Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Water Science

Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 06, 2017
Nov 04, 2017
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Professional Hydrologist
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Become part of the growing faculty within the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University—an institution recognized nationally for leadership in innovation, research growth, and the academic success of diverse populations. Our next hire at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in water science will play a central role in Geosciences’ contribution to Georgia State’s strategic goals of using collaborative research to tackle the most challenging issues of the 21st century and ensuring that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. We are excited to receive applications from researchers whose foci may range broadly across physical, chemical, or social aspects of water-related sciences and who are committed to collaborative research with other units on campus. Georgia State boasts thriving interdisciplinary research communities whose work integrates earth-system science, public health, and socio-economic systems. Opportunities for support include intramural research grants, summer funding, teaching release time, graduate research assistantships, travel funds, and assistance in pursuing external funding. Our faculty benefit from availability of state-of-the art analytical equipment, community partnerships, and proximity to other research institutions and federal agencies (e.g., CDC, EPA, and USGS).

Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1institution in downtown Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s leading global cities. As an important hub for the university's strategic emphasis on global and urban research, the Department of Geosciences ( is an interdisciplinary and growing component of Georgia State, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Geosciences and GIS certificates. Through agreements with the Departments of Chemistry and Sociology, Geosciences faculty may direct dissertations in those departments. With water-related research a major focus of the department, there is also an undergraduate certificate and an M.S. concentration offered in water sciences.


The selected candidate will be responsible for maintaining an active, funded research agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area of expertise, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.


Essential Qualifications

  • Ph.D. at time of application
  • A record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • A record of funded research
  • A record of mentoring students in research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has achieved the rank of Associate Professor, Professor, or equivalent
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting

Submit the following electronic materials to Dr. Jeremy Diem (Search Committee Chair) at (1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications; (2) a research statement; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit all electronic materials by 15 October 2017. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the geosciences.