The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Groundwater Hydrology at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a candidate with the interest and ability to develop and sustain a nationally competitive research program. The successful candidate must hold an earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or in a closely related discipline by the position start date. Registration as a professional engineer or professional hydrologist is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology and water resources engineering. Also, the successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to develop an externally funded research program in groundwater hydrology.
This position will become part of a major research thrust in water resources at the University of Wyoming. Groundwater resources are of immense importance to societal and ecological needs. Approximately half of Wyoming water resources are from groundwater and subsurface resources provide critical water to agriculture, oil and gas development and municipalities. There are tremendous research challenges in groundwater resulting from changing climate signals and human population patterns and emerging techniques provide outstanding opportunities for groundwater hydrologists to better quantify the fate and transport of water in a changing west. We seek a groundwater hydrologist with experience in laboratory and field approaches for describing complex subsurface processes. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited, to surface-groundwater interaction, unsaturated flow and contaminant transport.