Assistant/Associate Professor of Ecohydrology, Michigan Tech, Houghton MI

This is a nine month, tenure track position at the assistant or associate professor level with the appointment to begin in August 2017. Salary will be 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. Development of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program related to the hydrology of forested landscapes and involving Masters and Doctoral students is expected. Research areas could include forest, wetland and/or watershed hydrology, integrated watershed science, restoration of hydrologic systems, empirical modeling, water quality, hydroclimatology, ecohydrology, biometeorology, and ecological climatology.

Teaching: Responsibilities will involve undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate teaching includes a course in Forest Hydrology required by the degree programs in Applied Ecology and Environmental Science, Wildlife Ecology and Management, and the Society of American Foresters’ accredited Forestry programs. There will also be potential to develop a field-based class in hydrology at our research forest. Graduate teaching will include development of a course in the candidate’s area of expertise that will contribute to the School’s fast-growing 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.  This opportunity is part of a continuing effort at Michigan Tech to enhance and broaden its existing strength and interdisciplinary expertise in water through a strategic faculty hiring initiative.  We have added several new faculty and expanded collaborative opportunities through this initiative over the last four years. Opportunities also exist for collaborations with organizations such as the USDA Northern Research Station’s Climate, Fire and Carbon Cycle Science research unit (, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (, the Ecosystem Science Center (, the Great Lakes Research Center (, Michigan Tech Research Institute (, and the Sustainable Futures Institute (


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 45 tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty and research staff, and enroll approximately 150 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 ecology and management.

Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolls over 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.

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton Michigan, in Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior, surrounded by abundant forests, wetlands and streams.  The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, outdoor recreation, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.


Ph.D. required at time of appointment.  A relevant natural science degree; demonstrated expertise in forest, wetland, or water resources; and post-doctoral research and extramural grant writing experience are strongly desired. We are seeking a diverse pool of applicants for this position.

Application Procedure

Apply on line at with  a curriculum vita, copies of transcripts; names of three references (with telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses); a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support; and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, as well as selected reprints.  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Rodney Chimner at

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until an appropriate candidate is chosen.