Ecohydrologist, Assistant Professor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV
Las Vegas, Nevada
Depends on Experience
January 22 2018
Life Sciences, Ecology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Ecohydrologist, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences [R0106583]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The School of Life Sciences (SoLS) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position. Although related research areas may be considered, the ideal candidate will work in ecohydrology, will complement current interests in the School and have potential to collaborate with other UNLV institutes or colleges. Faculty members are expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program. The appointment will begin in August 2018.

SoLS ( is a highly active research environment and investigators work in ecology and evolutionary biology, integrative physiology, cellular and molecular biology, bioinformatics, microbiology, biomathematics, and biology education and assessment. We seek an individual who can work on water-ecosystem interactions at landscape and watershed levels, likely utilizing the resources of the nearby Colorado River and its reservoirs that supply most of the water to Las Vegas but also northern mountain valley systems that have been earmarked for possible basin water transport. Teaching loads are commensurate with research expectations. Established PhD and Master's level graduate programs exist with excellent graduate student support.


This position requires a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline from a National/International accredited college or university. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A statement of teaching interests/philosophy should also be included.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on April 1, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Dale Devitt, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online ( as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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