Job Opportunity: Term Research Assistant Professor for Hydrology, UAF

Research faculty position in hydrology at University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), USA

  • Job No.: 525427
  • Classification: Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade: UNAC Grade 30
  • Work Type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business Unit: UAF College of Engineering & Mines
  • Location: Fairbanks, AK, USA
  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) has an open position for research faculty in hydrology. This is a full-time, 9/12 month, research faculty (non-tenure track) position (90-95% research/5-10% service). The successful applicant will be expected to develop a regionally or nationally-recognized research program in hydrology. Appointments will generally be made at the assistant research professor level, though higher ranks will be considered. We are particularly interested in faculty with backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: remote sensing, large scale modeling, permafrost hydrology, surface/groundwater interaction, snow/ice/glacial hydrology that compliments existing expertise, or a general background in related fields. Ideally, this researcher will combine field observations/measurements with advanced techniques in hydrological modeling and/or remote sensing. Come work in an interdisciplinary environment that prides itself in its ability to conduct world-class research in multiple disciplines and environments.


Research Develop an independent research program related to one of the topics listed above. Secure extramural funding and publish in refereed journals. Work collaboratively with other University faculty/personnel, government agencies, non-government organizations, and citizen groups.

Service: Serve the WERC, the University and professional communities through appropriate activities.

Knowledge, skills, abilities: Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work in a multidisciplinary environment. Contribute to growth in WERC’s hydrology program, including advising graduate students.

Preferred experience & education: Experience working with external public constituencies or communities is a plus. The ability to acquire funding from external sources is essential.

Required experience & education: PhD required and candidates with existing or identified external funding sources.

Salary information: This is a full-time, 9-month, term faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. Salary will be based upon the level of academic preparation and experience.

Special instructions to applicants: Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application. The review process for applications will begin on 13 October 2023.

Application deadline: 11:59pm AST on 12 October 2023. 

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University’s discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Kenna Metivier, Signers Business Office HR Coordinator (; 907-474-1847).