The Department of Earth Sciences at Kent State University (http://www.kent.edu/earth-sciences)
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in hydrology-surface processes. The position starts August 2023. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., have a strong background
in the earth sciences, and be able to interface well with faculty working at the nexus of environmental and earth system science research. Specific research interests are open and may include any of a broad range of hydrology-surface processes studies such
as fluvial processes, watershed hydrology, process geomorphology, critical zone science, coastal processes, and other topics relating to the interaction of climate change with the Earth’s surface. Applicants using laboratory, field, or computational methods
Responsibilities will include developing a strong, externally funded research program, advising Ph.D. and M.S. students; teaching undergraduate courses related to hydrology and/or surface processes, graduate courses in their specialty, and an introductory course
in physical or environmental earth sciences.
The Department of Earth Sciences has 10 full-time faculty members, 55 undergraduates and 30 graduate students. Current faculty research includes the areas of paleoceanography, biogeochemistry, sedimentary geology, paleontology, critical zone science, environmental
remote sensing, water-mineral surface interactions, flow and transport in porous media, and tectonics and landform development. The successful applicant will be able to contribute to and benefit from Kent State’s Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative
(ESDRI), which includes recent hires in Earth Sciences, Geography, and Biological Sciences. ESDRI represents a university- wide investment in research and innovation within the geological, biological, human, and social systems that promote well-being, sustain
diversity of life on Earth, and impact availability of environmental resources. ESDRI participants include faculty from nine colleges, providing excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
The department houses an array of analytical instruments including a Malvern Mastersizer 2000 and Horiba Camsizer, FTIR, iCAP PRO XP ICP-OES, Hitachi environmental SEM with EDAX, bbe+ Fluoroprobe multichannel fluorometer, Energy Dispersive XRF spectrometer,
Costech Elemental Analyzer, X-ray diffractometer, Picarro Water Isotope and Carbon Isotope Analyzers, UV-Visible spectrophotometer and VNIR spectroradiometers, Shimadzu TOC-L analyzer, Bartington MS2 susceptibility meters, and high performance computers.
Kent State University, an R1 doctoral university, is dedicated to faculty and student success. It has been named as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education 11 times, and was one of only 6 schools nationwide to receive the 2018 Healthy
Campus Award. Nestled in the Cuyahoga River Valley in NE Ohio, Kent State is less than 50 miles from Cleveland, 20 miles from Akron, and 10 miles from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.