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State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York
Depends on Qualifications, Excellent Benefits
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Aug 14, 2022

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The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY is building a faculty cluster in Water Research to complement existing expertise in this area. The Cluster will include new tenure-track positions in water quality modeling (Department of Environmental Resources Engineering), aquatic biochemistry (Department of Chemistry), water policy and governance (Department of Environmental Studies), and aquatic cellular and molecular Biology (Department of Environmental Biology).  Full details are available at

Here we invite applications for an academic-year (10 month) tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Applied Hydrology. This position will reside in the Department of Sustainable Resources Management (SRM), and fulfill a key capacity in watershed hydrology with an expected focus in ecohydrology of temperate systems (especially forest systems in natural and built environments). Candidates with supporting strengths in physical hydrology, aquatic and riparian ecology, biogeochemistry, hydroinformatics, and/or climate science are also desired. Candidates should have a collaborative research focus that supports freshwater science and ecology in the Northeast and globally. We seek a teacher-scholar who will fulfill essential teaching needs, with a strong commitment to engaging students in the classroom and through research mentorship at the BS, MS, and PhD levels. The successful candidate is expected to build an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program in applied hydrology and participate in collaborative research with other faculty within the College to advance knowledge and promote stewardship of both natural and designed environments.

Responsibilities: The workload for this position is 30% teaching, 60% research, and 10% service. Specific teaching responsibilities include: 1) an undergraduate course in watershed science, 2) an upper division undergraduate/graduate level laboratory course in integrated watershed science and management and 3) a graduate level seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. Service responsibilities include advising undergraduate students, mentoring graduate students at the Masters and Doctoral levels and participating in department, college and community service.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in environmental science, hydrology, forestry, natural resources management, geography, or other relevant field
  • Strong record of publication in peer-review journals related to physical hydrology, ecohydrology aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, geosciences, environmental management, and/or related topics
  • Evidence of potential to secure external funding to support research


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of postdoctoral experience and a proven track record in applied hydrology
  • Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring
  • Evidence of strong lab research experience with some field research experience
  • Evidence of collegiality and dedication to professional service
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate science effectively to multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated experience fostering an inclusive environment and incorporating diverse perspectives in research

Application Procedure: Applications should include: 1) a cover letter summarizing your interest and qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names and contact information for three references and 4) three separate statements each a maximum 500 words on your philosophy and vision for teaching, research, and diversity/inclusiveness. These documents should be compiled as a single pdf document and submitted via the Human Resources online portal (, see Current Openings). Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Christopher Nowak, Search Committee Chair, at Questions about the application process and document submission should be directed to humanresources@esf.eduApplication Deadline:  To ensure optimal consideration, application materials must be received by August 15, 2022, although this position will remain open until filled. 



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