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Associate Professor of Watershed Science and Director, Water Resources Research Center - PF0842FY24

Durham, New Hampshire (US)
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Mar 9, 2024

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Associate Professor of Watershed Science and Director, Water Resources Research Center - PF0842FY24


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Summary of Position
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture seeks to hire a tenure-track Associate Professor who conducts research in Watershed Science, with a focus on land-water interactions and freshwater ecosystems. The hire will also serve as Director of the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), an institute which serves as a focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research addresses ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, and who will develop a local or regional component to their research program, consistent with the land grant mission of the University of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, and the New Hampshire WRRC.

Additional areas of interest could include analytical chemistry of water samples, quantitative methods in watershed science, the use of emerging sensor technologies, and data synthesis across large spatial extents or long time scales. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise encompasses multiple biomes (e.g. temperate, tropical, arctic), and who can demonstrate management experience consistent with WRRC leadership.

The candidate will also be expected to direct the University of New Hampshire Water Quality Analysis Laboratory, a facility that maintains instruments for multiple analytes used by other labs on campus, as well as providing reasonably priced analyses for other research and monitoring projects across the state of New Hampshire and beyond. The propensity to build a field-based research program that engages undergraduate and graduate students is desirable, as is the ability to collaborate broadly within the Department, the College, and the University.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vibrant, externally supported research program, engage natural resource managers and other external partners, and deliver high quality teaching and mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students in courses appropriate to their expertise and consistent with Departmental needs, and participate in university service.


Additional Job Information
Application Procedures & Deadline: All applicants will be required to apply online at The following application materials are required: 1) a cover letter, 2) research statement (3-page limit, single spaced), 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2-page limit, single spaced), 4) statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion (2-page limit, single spaced), and 5) curriculum vitae. In addition, three letters of recommendation must be submitted via email to Wendy Rose at Only complete applications will be considered. Applicants may also submit optional scholarly documents and teaching evaluations in support of their application. Review of applications will begin February 17, 2024. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Serita Frey, Search Committee Chair (


Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Natural Resources, Ecology, or a closely related field.


Additional Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) demonstrated experience in teaching and scholarship, including experience as instructor of record, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and procurement of extramural funding, 2) experience conducting analytical chemical analyses common for biogeochemical studies, 3) the potential to establish partnerships and collaborations with state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies, 4) demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) who are currently at the assistant professor level or above.


Salary Information

]Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements
A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.


Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.


The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

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