Assistant Professor of Forest Hydrology

Assistant Professor of Forest Hydrology
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Michigan Technological University

Appointment Terms

This is a nine month, tenure track position at the assistant professor level with the appointment to begin in August 2013. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Research: We are seeking an outstanding candidate who is excited about working in an interdisciplinary setting and will complement existing faculty research interests and strengths. The candidate is expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program involving Masters and Doctoral students that applies observational and process-scale modeling approaches to study all aspects of the hydrologic cycle from the leaf to landscape and across the lands-water continuum. Relevant research areas may include: forest, wetland and/or watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry; integrated watershed restoration and management; biometeorology; or ecological climatology.

Teaching: Responsibilities will involve undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate teaching includes, but is not limited to, a course in Forest Hydrology, required by degree programs in Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Wildlife Ecology and Management, and the Society of American Foresters’ accredited Forestry program. Graduate teaching will include development of courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that will contribute to the School’s rapidly expanding graduate programs in Forestry, Forest Ecology and Management, Applied Ecology, Forest Science, and Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology.

Institution: The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s vision as a premier, national center of excellence in natural resources and environmental science education, research and outreach. Opportunities exist for collaborations with the USDA Northern Research Station - Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Science research unit (, the Ecosystem Science Center (, the Center for Water and Society (, the Great Lakes Research Center ( and the Sustainable Futures Institute ( and other faculty across campus.


Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is one of the most productive forest research programs in the country. We currently employ 25 tenure-track faculty, 5 research faculty, 19 research professionals, and 19 administrative professionals and enroll 180 undergraduate and 85 graduate students. The School is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife management. In 2007, the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked the School first in the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index in Forestry/Forest Resources.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolls nearly 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. The university is also in its sixth year of a strategic faculty hiring initiative (

We also have a Dual Career Program which assists departments with partner orientation to the university and community, and identification of possible positions for partners (

Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round multiple outdoor recreation opportunities.


Ph.D. required at time of appointment. A relevant natural science degree, demonstrated interest and expertise in forest, wetland and water resources, and post-doctoral research and extramural grant writing experience are strongly desired.

Application Procedure

Apply online at: You will need to provide a curriculum vita, copies of transcripts, names of three references (with telephone numbers, mail and email addresses), a one page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, and a one page statement of teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2013 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educational Institution/Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.