Assistant Professor, Hydrologist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
College of Agricultural Sciences
Ecosystem Science and Management


The Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and the Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment (PSIEE) at The Pennsylvania State University invite applications for a faculty position in hydrological sciences. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, commensurate with experience, on a 36-week academic year appointment, with 75% research and 25% teaching responsibilities. The position will be co-funded by the College of Agricultural Sciences and PSIEE, with the tenure home residing in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with a demonstrated interest in forested ecosystems, and having a background in hydrology and ecosystem sciences. Research expertise is desired in areas such as ecohydrology, forest hydrology, integrated water resources management, isotope hydrology, limnology, watershed modeling, or watershed processes. The successful candidate will be expected to develop strong, interdisciplinary research collaborations on campus, and to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded, interdisciplinary research program engaging graduate students. Candidates will be expected to engage in instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and enhance the Department’s existing curriculum, and to maintain high pedagogical standards in the courses being taught. The position will include other faculty-related activities, including advising undergraduate students and service on departmental committees. The successful candidate will complement and advance existing water- and energy-related research and education activities within the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE; This position is one of four new faculty positions in water science, engineering, and policy that will be filled over the next three years in conjunction with the creation of a new interdisciplinary PSIEE Water Institute. This water initiative serves to expand the already strong and diverse interdisciplinary program of water and energy research and education at Penn State. A Ph.D. is required at time of appointment. Post-doctoral or academic experience and extramural grant writing experience are desired. The ability to communicate effectively, to provide leadership, and to contribute to the land-grant mission of the University is important. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. Applications review will begin September 30, 2015, though review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to upload a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088