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NSF Employment Opportunity


Director for the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR)

[Posted March 31, 2014]

NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Director for the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR). The EAR Division Director serves as a member of the GEO leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the area of earth sciences research. The incumbent is responsible for the overall planning, management and commitment of budgeted funds for the Division, which includes the Surface Earth Processes and Deep Earth Processes sections. The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of EAR, assessing the needs and trends in earth sciences research and education, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. The Division Director supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior EAR staff (Section Heads), program officers, administrative and support personnel. The responsibilities of the Division Director include the coordination of activities with other relevant organizations within the Foundation, other Federal agencies, community organizations and international partners. Information about the Division’s activities may be found here . Appointment to this Senior Executive Service (SES) position may be on a Career or a one-to-three year SES limited-term appointment, with a salary range of $157,000 to $176,200. Alternatively, the incumbent may be assigned under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). Announcement EAR-2014-0005, with position requirements and application procedures, is found on the NSF Home Page here. The link listed on the NSF webpage will take the user to the USA Jobs announcement. Individuals have questions about the job opportunity announcement please contact Search Committee Chair Michael Morgan via e-mail at earsearch@nsf.gov.

 


Graduate Student Opportunities
Research Assistants (10 spots available) at University of New Mexico
[Posted February 21, 2014]

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Mexico is seeking highly-qualified candidates for several new research assistantships starting Fall 2014, as part of a new 5-year project focused on water and the environment in the desert southwest.  A broad range of research topics in environmental engineering and water resources engineering are being addressed, including (1) watershed management, considering drought, climate change, hydrologic processes, and nutrient processing, (2) micropollutant and nutrient removal with biofilm-based wastewater treatment technologies, (3) potable water reuse and brackish groundwater treatment with membrane technologies, (4) impacts of uranium mining using in-situ leaching on groundwater resources, (5) methods to minimize the impact of hydrofracturing on high-quality groundwater resources, and (6) the effects of uncertainty in environmental decision making.  Students from groups underrepresented in engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.  Students whom have completed an M.S. degree in environmental or chemical engineering are desirable.  The research assistantships come with a generous stipend, full tuition, and health insurance.  Admission requirements and procedures are available at http://admissions.unm.edu/graduate/index.php.  For additional information, contact Dr. Kerry Howe at howe@unm.eduPreference will be given to applications that are complete by March 7, 2014.


 
Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in the International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Integrated Hydrosystem Modeling"
[posted February 20, 2014]

PhD position and a Postdoc position in our International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Integrated Hydrosystem Modeling" at the University of Tuebingen, Germany:www.hydromod.uni-tuebingen.de

Announcement and Description here: Download IRTG announcement 2014.pdf

 

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship in Water Rights, Land Use, and Climate Change
[posted October 8, 2013]

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is seeking applicants for a graduate research assistantship in Water Resource Economics at the Ph.D. level. An applicant is sought for research on how water rights institutions influence land-use decisions and adaptation to climate change in the Snake River Basin of Idaho and eastern Oregon. This is part of an ongoing research collaboration with Boise State University. The project integrates remotely sensed land-use observations with data on water rights, biophysical factors, and socio-economic variables to conduct an econometric analysis of land-use decision-making.

The position is available beginning in August 2014. Ph.D. research assistantships in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation pay annual stipends ($20-22k) and include a full tuition waiver and a health insurance premium subsidy. Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; excellent written and oral communication skills; and an interest in water resource problems in the western U.S. Applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged, but preferred qualifications include successful completion of at least one undergraduate course in calculus, statistics or econometrics and an undergraduate course in intermediate microeconomic theory or applied microeconomics.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Dr. Kelly Cobourn (kellyc13@vt.edu or 540-231-0338).

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution


M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship in Water Resource Economics
[posted October 8, 2013]

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation is seeking applicants for a graduate research assistantship in Water Resource Economics at the M.S. level. An applicant is sought for research on how the hydraulic relationships between surface water and groundwater resources influence decisions about water use. 

The position is available beginning in August 2014. M.S. research assistantships in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation pay annual stipends ($19-20k) and include a full tuition waiver and a health insurance premium subsidy. Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; excellent written and oral communication skills; and an interest in natural resource economics. Applicants from various disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged, but preferred qualifications include successful completion of an undergraduate course in calculus, statistics or econometrics and an undergraduate course in intermediate microeconomics.

To apply, or for more information, please contact Dr. Kelly Cobourn (kellyc13@vt.edu or 540-231-0338).

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution



Post-Doctoral Opportunities

Postdoctoral Researcher at National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

[Posted February 21, 2014]

First consideration will be given to applications received before Friday, 7 March 2014. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. 

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Visiting Scientist Programs is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work at the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) in College Park, Maryland.

Position Overview

Participate in a Climate Process Team, a collaboration between the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and several universities that seek to rapidly move promising physical parameterizations from the academic community into the operational forecast system at NCEP.  One or two candidates will be selected, and the work location is at the new NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, on the University of Maryland campus. Candidates will be part of a diverse, close-knit team including research from the University of Utah, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado. 

Please see the VSP website for details and application instructions: www.vsp.ucar.edu/opportunities

 

 

Project Scientist II at UCAR

[Posted February 5, 2014]

 

PROJECT SCIENTIST II, NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)College Park, Maryland

First consideration will be given to applications received before 28 February 2014. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

 

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Visiting Scientist Programs is seeking a Project Scientist II to work at the NOAA NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) in College Park, Maryland.

 

Position Overview

 

The basic function of this position is the management and evolution of an intelligent data system capable of effectively handling hundreds of terabytes of satellite data.  This system is an integral part of the Center for Satellite Applications and Research's (STAR) efforts to foster cutting edge satellite remote-sensing research and development.  The main components of this system comprise the STAR Central Data Repository (SCDR).  This system collects data from various sources, and makes them available to STAR scientists as they require and request.

For more info: http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/opportunities/index.html

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate on Climate Change in Headwater Streams

[Posted January 22, 2014]

Headwater streams present new challenges for climate change research due to the complex geophysical processes regulating stream temperature and flow.  We seek a Postdoctoral Research Associate to investigate the geomorphic landscape features controlling stream sensitivity to climate variables in the Appalachian highlands.  An understanding of hyporheic flow dynamics is a critical aspect of this research problem and will be a central research objective of the project.  Candidates for this position should have experience in fluvial geomorphology, field sampling protocols, and statistical modeling techniques.  Ideal candidates would have experience using mini-piezometers in streams, working with GIS and LIDAR data, and/or evaluating stream geomorphic features relevant for fish habitat.

 

This position is supported for 2 years as part of an interdisciplinary study in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) and the Delaware Gap National Recreation Area (Pennsylvania and New Jersey).  The project is funded by the National Park Service and the US Geological Survey.  The position is located at the USGS Leetown Science Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia, and will require some travel for fieldwork.  To express interest, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Nathaniel (Than) Hitt <nhitt@usgs.gov>.  Letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled.

___________________________________

Nathaniel (Than) P. Hitt PhD

USGS Leetown Science Center

11649 Leetown Road

Kearneysville, West Virginia USA 25430

304-724-4463

https://profile.usgs.gov/nhitt

 

Research Assistant or Research Associate in Physically-based Catchment Modelling

[Posted November 19, 2013]

The University of Bristol is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to evaluate physically-based models of catchment scale hydrological processes in different regions across Europe. The project will use multi-objective analysis to explore the level of physically-based model complexity that is necessary in the context of integrated catchment management. A PhD and/or post-doctoral experience in hydrology or a related discipline (e.g. civil engineering or environmental science) with a focus on numerical modelling of environmental processes is essential. Strong programming skills and experience with high performance computing and uncertainty analysis/optimization are desirable.

Profs Thorsten Wagener, Dawei Han and Jim Freer, as part of the EU-funded SWITCH-ON project, will supervise the position. This 3-year PDRA position is based in Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK.

It is expected that interviews will be held during the week commencing 25 November 2013.

Closing date for applications is the 17th November.

Further information and application instructions available at www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs (search for ACAD100497). The possible salary range is £30,424 - £38,522.

For informal inquiries contact:

Thorsten Wagener

Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Bristol, UK

thorsten.wagener@bristol.ac.uk




Postdoctoral Fellow in Hydrology at the University of Hawaii
 

A primary goal of an on-going research effort is to identify vulnerabilities and risks to water resources in targeted Pacific Island communities resulting from climate variability, land use changes, and increased demand.  We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to use the output from regional climate model projections as input to watershed and groundwater models for investigating changes in freshwater availability and water quality at island-wide and watershed scales.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment and a strong background in hydrology or hydrogeology.

The position requires experience in numerical simulations, advanced skills in GIS and computer modeling, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience in using MIKE SHE is a plus. The appointment will be for a year with potential renewal based on performance and availability of funds. The annual stipend is $42,000-$50,400 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is immediately open and will remain as such until filled.

Applicants should send a current CV and the names and contact information of three references by email to:

Aly I. El-Kadi

Professor of Hydrology

Department of Geology and Geophysics and Water Resources Research Center Phone (808)-956-6331; Fax (808)-956-5512 elkadi@hawaii.edu

 


Hydro Data Analyst at UCAR
 
Application Deadline: 1 November 2013

Please Note: This is a new, full-time, one-year term position with possibility of extension. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

 

UCP - Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP)

 

This position will be located at the NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)

 

Relocation benefits not provided

 

If necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.) to fill this position.

 

IMPORTANT: All applicants a required to submit a cover letter, CV and 1-page statement of experience that is specific to the position description and desired skill set.

 

Basic Job Function: Supports the development of hydrometeorological cyberinfrastructure to facilitate acquisition, processing, evaluation and use of operational datasets into and out of the community WRF-Hydro system. The successful candidate will design, develop and implement new hydrological and meteorological data pre- and post-processing algorithms for improving the fidelity of hydrological model predictions. The candidate will develop new methodologies for deriving hydrological model parameters from existing static and evolving terrestrial datasets and in acquiring and quality-controlling precipitation, streamflow and water management datasets. Candidates will work closely and collaboratively with partners from U.S. federal agencies, University researchers and international collaborators. This position will be located at the NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL), Boulder, CO.

 

Duties Include:

 

Develops and contributes new pre- and post-processing data analysis tools for the community WRF-Hydro modeling system. This includes evaluating existing methodologies and developing novel techniques for analyzing terrain data and hydrological model inputs and outputs.

 

Develops scripts and algorithms for automating the pre- and post-processing algorithms and for improving the efficiency of WRF-Hydro model setup, calibration and analysis.

 

Communicates research results through publication in peer-reviewed journals, meeting proceedings, project websites and presentations at scientific meetings.

 

Develops technical documentation and training material on the design and use of new data processing tools for U.S. federal partners and the broader community.

 

Requirements Include:

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Ph.D. degree in hydrologic science, atmospheric sciences or closely related disciplines.
  • Well-developed experience in hydrological and atmospheric data processing and terrain data processing
  • Demonstrated record of research and publication

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

  • Knowledge of the structures, use and manipulation of hydrological and atmospheric data sets (e.g. netcdf, WaterML)
  • Demonstrated skill in scientific programming and command languages such as ncl, nco, shell scripting, PERL and/or Python and FORTRAN
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use and application Geographical Information Systems (qGIS and ArcGIS)
  • Familiarity with physics-based, distributed hydrological modeling
  • Ability to establish and maintain a nationally recognized publication record
  • Ability to participate in and interact productively with experts from different disciplinary fields both within NCAR, with our partner universities and federal   agencies (e.g., NOAA, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, USGS, NASA, Bureau of   Reclamation)
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication of research results

 

Desired (but not required):

 

  • Experience in preparing technical documentation
Job Location
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Appointment Type
Term Full-Time (T1)
 
 

 
Hydro Modeler at UCAR
 
Application Deadline: 1 November 2013
 
Please Note: This is a new, full-time, one-year term position with possibility of extension. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

 

Basic Job Function: Supports the development, application and assessment of the community WRF-Hydro system for continental scale streamflow forecasting.  The successful candidate will design, develop and implement new hydrological model physics components and new numerical algorithms for improving the skill, speed and stability of model predictions. The candidate will also help lead efforts to benchmark the WRF-Hydro system in a variety of different test configurations and study domains.  Candidates will work closely and collaboratively with partners from U.S. federal agencies, University researchers and international collaborators.  This position will be located at the NCAR Research Applications Laboratory, Boulder, CO.

 

UCP - Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP)

 

This position will be located at the NCAR Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)

 

Relocation benefits not provided

 

If necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.) to fill this position.

 

IMPORTANT: All applicants a required to submit a cover letter, CV and 1-page statement of experience that is specific to the position description and desired skill set.

 

Duties Include:

 

Develops and contributes new physics parameterizations for representing terrestrial hydrologic processes, new numerical solution techniques and new optimization algorithms into the community WRF-Hydro modeling system.

 

Sets up and conducts multiple streamflow forecasting benchmarking experiments for evaluating skill and computational efficiency for WRF-Hydro streamflow simulations and forecasts. Obtains and quality controls observational data sets and meteorological forcing datasets for benchmarking experiments.

 

Communicates research results through publication in peer-reviewed journals, meeting proceedings, project websites and presentations at scientific meetings.

 

Requirements Include: 

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Ph.D. degree in hydrologic science, atmospheric sciences or closely related disciplines.
  • Well-developed experience in physics-based distributed hydrological modeling and in hydrological model evaluation.
  • Demonstrated record of research and publication.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Demonstrated expertise in physics-based, distributed hydrological modeling.
  • Knowledge of both hydrological and atmospheric data structures and formats (e.g. netcdf, WaterML)
  • Experience in building and running hydrological models on parallel-computing architectures
  • Ability to establish and maintain a nationally recognized publication record.
  • Ability to participate in and interact productively with experts from different disciplinary fields both within NCAR, with our partner universities and federal agencies (e.g., NOAA, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, USGS, NASA, Bureau of Reclamation).
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication of research results.
  • Familiarity with surface water and groundwater routing codes and numerical solvers.
  • Demonstrated skill in scientific programming languages such as FORTRAN, C, C++, PERL and/or Python.

 

Desired (but not required):

 

  • Familiarity with hydrological model calibration/optimization methodologies and hydrologic data assimilation methodologies.
  • Familiarity in with the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model.
Job Location
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Appointment Type
Term Full-Time (T1)
 


PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) fellowships
[posted September 16, 2013]
 
PACE
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Application Deadline: 3 January 2014

The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) announces the 2014 call for applications to the Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The program has been developed to:

  • Grow the pool of scientists qualified to work at the interface between climate science and its applications;
  • Transition advances in climate science and climate prediction into climate-related decision making tools and frameworks; and
  • Increase and strengthen collaborations between climate research institutions and decision-making institutions across all sectors.

Postdoctoral scientists undertake research projects and develop tools that will apply climate prediction information to climate-impacted decisions. The work is conducted under the specification and direction of institutional mentoring partners: a Climate Research institution1 and a Decision Making institution.2

Postdoctoral Applications

The program seeks recent or anticipated PhDs who have expertise in climate science and who are interested in applying their knowledge of the climate system to increase decision-making capacity in climate-sensitive sectors.

The application process for postdoctorates entails two steps:

  1. Applicants submit a cover letter, vitae, one to two pages describing in detail their qualifications as a climate expert, which includes a statement of their motivation for wanting this fellowship, a list of professional references, a description of their PhD thesis research, and their PhD and Master’s thesis titles and abstracts. Applications are judged primarily on the quality of climate research education and background. Due date is 3 January 2014.
  2. Finalists are notified near the end of January and are then provided information on the 2014 hosting partner institutions and opportunities. To complete the application process, finalists write a short proposal to address the climate issues of interest to the decision-making institution and arrangements with the two hosting institutions. This portion of the application is due 1 March 2014.

PACE fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance). A relocation allowance and an allowance for travel during the appointment are provided. 

Hosting Institution Applications

Interested host partners submit a joint Statement of Intent to host that is coordinated between the proposing Climate Research1 and Decision Making partners.2 The statement serves as an application, and a commitment to support half of the costs, on the part of the institutional partners to participate in PACE and to jointly host a postdoctoral fellow. Acceptance of institutional partners to participate in PACE will be based on how well the Statements of Intent align with PACE goals. Strong preference is given to institutional partners focusing on real-time climate-impacted decisions. PACE fellows spend significant time at both hosting institutions and, ideally, have an office space provided by the hosts in both locations.

The Statements of Intent inform the postdoctoral candidate finalists of the research possibilities and work locations that exist for each project, and serve as an agreement on the terms and commitments of the participating institutions.

Statements of Intent must include:

  • Description of each partner institution
         -   Explain what you do and what you are about.
  • Description of the problems, decisions and/or issues to be addressed

         – Why do you want to participate in this program? What problem needs to be addressed?

  • Mentoring roles and responsibilities

         – Describe how postdoc will be mentored, identify mentors and include contact information.

  • Commitment of office space and electronic communications capability.
  • Matching Funds

         – Provide contact information for obtaining matching funds, for each of the two years. 

For additional information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.vsp.ucar.edu/pace

For any other questions, please call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail vspapply@ucar.edu 

1 Climate Research (CR) Institutions: The CR partner should be involved in the development, production and application of climate information. Examples of such institutions include, but are not limited to, universities tied to the RISAs, Regional Climate Centers, and federal research facilities.

2 Decision Making (DM) Institutions: The DM partner is involved in climate-related risk management and decision-making. Examples include national-, regional-, state-, or municipal-level agencies and organizations (public and non-profit) that manage or regulate natural resources or produce a public good. Note that the DM partner is expected to cover approximately 50% of the cost of the postdoctoral researcher for two years. 

UCAR is an EO/AAE who values and encourages diversity in the workplace.


NOAA climate and global change postdoctoral fellowships
[posted September 16, 2013]

Application deadline: 10 January 2014 

The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the 2014 recruitment for NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows. The fellowship program has developed an outstanding reputation of attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. Appointed fellows are hosted with a mentoring scientist at U.S. universities and research institutions to work in an area of mutual interest.

Applications are due 10 January 2014. Appointments will be announced in March. 

Preference is given to those who have held a PhD for no more than three years. Awardees must change institutions and identify a host, who must be at a US institution. A clearly articulated research proposal is particularly important. A steering committee, broadly representing the areas covered by this program, selects the fellows. The selection criteria used by the steering committee in making the awards is available at www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc 

Advanced contact with a potential host is strongly encouraged. Interested host scientists are required to submit a brief letter of intent to host the fellow and a curriculum vita. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow and cover office, computing, laboratory, and field research needs of the fellow as appropriate.

C&GC fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR’s benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance). Allowances are provided for relocation and scientific travel during the appointment.

For additional information on this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc.

For further information, call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail vsapply@ucar.edu

The NOAA Climate Program Office sponsors this program. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an EO/AAE who encourages and values diversity in the workplace.

 
Faculty Positions

 

Agricultural and/or Forestry Resource Economist, Boreal Ecosystems Research Institute (BERI)

[Posted February 21, 2014]

 

Deadline for Applications is Monday, March 03, 2014

Effective start date is Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the level of Associate Professor within the proposed Boreal Ecosystems Research Institute (BERI) at Grenfell Campus of Memorial University. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a research agenda and academic programming in support of the Agriculture and Forestry sectors. Emphasis for all candidates will be on research excellence with a normal teaching load of two to three undergraduate courses, such as natural resource economics, environmental economics, ecological economics or core economics courses per academic year. Additionally, the candidate has potential to teach graduate courses in the future. Link: http://www.swgc.ca/administration/Pages/tenure-positions.aspx

Requirements for this position include:
  1. graduate training to the PhD level in relevant areas of agricultural / forest / resource economics; and its sub-specialties including economics of labour and technology in agricultural and forestry secondary processing, economic modeling related to agricultural/forestry regulation and policy, agro-ecosystem management and the economics of land ownership and tenure;
  2. a record of significant accomplishments in research, with demonstrated teaching experience;
  3. experience in dealing with the private and/or public sector in matters relating to relevant industry sectors; 4) strong leadership and organizational skills with experience in research proposal development and project management;
  4. proven ability to garner external funds to support research and train highly qualified personnel;
  5. a commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Knowledge of land-use change (especially forestry to agriculture transformations), and other related resource issues would be an asset. A research agenda of relevance to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador would also be of benefit.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in economics/agricultural economics or related areas, and demonstrate a significant contribution (realized or potential) to the field as well as an ability to attract research funding. A record of teaching experience is required.

 

Hydrology Position - Richard Stockton College of NJ

 

[Posted December 17, 2013]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Science – Hydrology, Tenure Track Beginning September 1, 2014.  We are seeking an outstanding, broadly-trained Hydrologist with a strong dedication to teaching and scholarship in a natural science and liberal arts environment to join us as of September 1, 2014. Academic experience with culturally diverse populations is desired.
Ph.D. required and post-doctoral experience would be a plus.

Teaching load is 12 credit hours/semester, with most courses carrying 4 - 6 hours of teaching credit. Primary teaching responsibilities will include the teaching of undergraduate and graduate field-oriented courses in hydrology/water resources (including quantitative hydrogeology and surface water hydrology), an undergraduate program core course in Physical Geography (lecture and lab), an undergraduate course in remote sensing/GIS, and participation in the College’s General Studies offerings.

Email a letter of application, resume, a brief statement about your teaching philosophy, research goals, and three letters of recommendation to: namsdean-mars@stockton.edu.
Or mail same to: Dean Dennis Weiss, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics – AA118, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 101 Vera Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205.

Assistant Professor-Stable Isotope Geochemistry - Purdue University

[Posted November 19, 2013]

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science, Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of stable isotope geochemistry to begin August, 2014. To complement and expand existing EAPS strengths in stable isotope biogeochemistry and atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, climate science, and geodynamics, we seek candidates applying stable isotope measurements to investigate the links between large-scale processes and phenomena occurring or observed at various scales, including but not limited to land/atmosphere exchange of water, carbon, sediment, and nutrients. Preference will be given to candidates whose research involves novel approaches to working across scales (both temporal and spatial) and/or emphasizes the integration of observations and models with applications in the field of biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, ecology, and climate science. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Ecological Sciences or related field at the time of employment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At Purdue, the candidate will find complimentary and supportive colleagues whose research and teaching endeavors are nurtured and promoted among many centers including those within Purdue’s Discovery Park Global Sustainability Institute.

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching goals and plan, contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, and three selected reprints and be submitted electronically at https://hiring.science.purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to search committee chair Dr. Timothy Filley (filley@purdue.edu). A background check is required for employment in this position. Additional information on EAPS can be found at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu.




Assistant Professor-Hydrogeology/Applied Geology - Purdue University
[Posted November 19, 2013]

In support of its existing strengths in geodynamics, biogeochemistry, meteorology, and climate science, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), within the College of Science, Purdue University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of hydrogeology/applied geology. The position is open to all areas of EAPS, with a particular focus on candidates who investigate the links between land use, resource extraction, hydrogeology and natural hazards. Preference will be given to candidates whose research involve novel approaches to working across scales using tools such as field data or numerical models, emphasize the integration of observations and models, and/or complements existing water related initiatives at Purdue (water community, c4e, DEEE). Candidates must have completed the PhD in Geological Sciences or related field at the time of employment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To Apply: Submit (1) a cover letter, including the names of three people who have been asked to send letters of reference; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) a statement of research and teaching experience and interests, electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Additional information on EAPS can be found at HT http://www.eaps.purdue.edu. Questions should be addressed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Lucy Flesch (lmflesch@purdue.edu). A background check is required for employment in this position.



University of Idaho Hydrogeology Faculty Position
[Posted November 19, 2013]

Based on state board approval, The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho (UI) is seeking applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Hydrology.  Applications will be accepted from candidates with research and teaching interests over a wide spectrum of groundwater science applications. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to all aspects of groundwater resource evaluation, groundwater hydraulics, hydrogeochemistry, and hydrogeophysics. Tentative start date will be Fall 2014.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that expands the scope of our departmental expertise, while complementing our existing strengths and expanding collaboration with other programs within the University. Teaching duties will include courses of interest to geology, hydrology, environmental science, or water resource students.  Supervision of student research at undergraduate, M.S. geology, M.S. hydrology, and Ph.D. levels is also expected.  

Major Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and act as advisor to graduate students. Teaching responsibilities are an average of three courses per academic year, one of which would be an undergraduate upper-division introductory course in groundwater, and the others will be a varying selection of graduate/upper-division courses including the candidate’s area of specialization. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • The candidate must have a PhD in geological sciences or closely related field at the time of employment
  • The candidate must have saturated zone, groundwater expertise

Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.*

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in academic excellence and teaching in a hydrology field area
  • Potential to develop an externally funded research program
  • Potential for collaborative research with UI faculty
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Contribute to the department’s undergraduate curriculum

Link: https://www.sites.uidaho.edu/AppTrack/Agency/Applicant/ViewAnnouncement.asp?announcement_no=10000043970

Application Procedure

Submission of application should include:

Complete the online application at http://www.uidaho.edu/human-resources/jobs to include the following in pdf format:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV (including a list of refereed publications and record of funding)
  • Statement of teaching and research objectives
  • Names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 referees

Closing Date

The search will close on March 15, 2014. Questions and requests for additional information can be directed to Debbie Jensen at debbiej@uidaho.edu or 208-885-6192.


 

Two Faculty Positions in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Washington State University
[Posted November 5, 2013]
 
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Washington State University in Pullman, WA as part of its strategic initiative on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Systems seeks applicants for two tenure-track faculty position as Assistant, or Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications with an effective start date of August 16, 2014. See detailed job announcements below for application instructions:
 
 
 


Faculty Positions in Hydrology and Environmental Water Resources
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering- The University of Iowa
[Posted November 5, 2013]
 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Iowa seeks candidates for two tenure track positions within its Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Water Resources and its Environmental Engineering and Science graduate programs.  The positions are targeted at the Assistant Professor level but all ranks will be considered.  A Ph.D. in Civil or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field is required.  Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program and to contribute fully as a scholar through teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses and through service to water related science and engineering.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Expertise is sought broadly in sustainable water resources, with surface and subsurface hydrology; physical, chemical and biogeochemical processes in inland aquatic systems; and hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology representing particular areas of interest.  In field and/or laboratory research is welcome but not absolutely required.  Superb facilities exist for research in hydrology, hydraulics, and water quality in IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering, the Keck Environmental Engineering and Science Laboratories, and the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station.

The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including the Ph.D. programs in Hydraulics and Water Resources; Environmental Engineering and Science; Structures, Mechanics and Materials; and Transportation.  The successful candidates will conduct research through IIHR, a multidisciplinary center with a multi-million dollar research program in hydraulics, environmental engineering, fluid mechanics, hydrometeorology, and related areas.

Applications for this position must be submitted online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/, Job # 63320.
 
Formal screening of the candidates will begin on November 15, 2013, for an August 2014 or earlier appointment.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  The College of Engineering is committed to building a welcoming and inclusive academic community with the support systems for all persons to thrive.  We especially encourage applications from minorities and women.


 
Faculty Position in Water Resources Engineering - University of Central Florida
[Posted October 22, 2013]
 
Applications are invited for a Water Resources Engineering faculty position in the University of Central Florida (UCF) Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering (http://www.cece.ucf.edu/). This is an open rank tenure-track faculty position with preference for candidates who have academic experience and an exceptional track record. The anticipated start date is August 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Civil or Environmental Engineering with emphasis on Water Resources Engineering or a closely related field at the time of appointment.
 
 

 
Faculty Position in Big Data - Wright State University
[Posted October 22, 2013]
 
Wright State University is seeking a faculty member in Big Data. Appointment at any rank is possible (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to, data management and lifecycle, data analytics, data visualization, data fusion and integration, semantics and ontologies, social and sensor Web, biomedical and health informatics.

Outstanding applicants with a high potential for collaborations with existing strengths of the department and the Kno.e.sis Center are particularly welcome to apply. Outstanding applicants specializing in other emerging research areas are also welcome to apply.

For more information:

http://cse.wright.edu/opportunity/assistant-associate-or-professor-big-data



 
Associate Professor, Ecohydrological Modeling and Informatics
[Posted October 10, 2013]

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) at Virginia Tech is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track, research and teaching position in Ecohydrological Modeling and Informatics with emphasis in forested landscapes. This position is part of a cluster hire of seven new faculty in water resources across campus. This position will focus on integration and feedbacks among hydrology, ecosystem processes, and human decision-making using modeling and information technology.

Responsibilities:

• Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level course(s) in ecohydrology and informatics for students in natural resources, including those in our new undergraduate environmental informatics major

• Support graduate students and research programs with external funding

• Advise undergraduate students and mentor graduate students

• Actively collaborate with other water resources faculty on campus

• Conduct innovative research in natural and water resources leading to significant peer-reviewed publications

• Participate in department, college, and university service and governance

• Adhere to the responsibilities of the general faculty as described by the Faculty Handbook (http://www.provost.vt.edu).


Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. with emphasis in ecohydrological modeling/informatics relating to forested ecosystems
• Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines
• A strong commitment for excellence in research and teaching 

• Effective communication skills
• Evidence of vision, creativity, and leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

• Background in forest ecosystems
• Interest and experience in one or more of the following:
– integrating multiple data sources/sensor networks to study large watersheds 

– development and use of dynamic spatial simulation ecohydrological models 

– managing complex environmental data systems and model applications
– examining how changes in land use, climate, and disturbance affect ecohydrological systems
– modeling the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum
– characterizing spatial patterns in evapotranspiration
– exploring how hydrologic variability affects ecosystem structure
– combining field and remotely sensed data with numerical modeling tools to address water and energy balances at large spatial scales

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Starting Date: Anticipated hire date of August, 2014


Application Procedure: 

Online application is required. https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/42787
Requests for confidentiality will be respected.
Review of applications will begin on or about November 1, 2013, and continue until a suitable applicant is selected.

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Dr. Randolph Wynne, Search Committee Chair
Virginia Tech 

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation 

(540) 231-7811 

wynne@vt.edu

Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, which is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The population of the area is approximately 100,000. The climate is pleasant with four distinct seasons. Numerous recreational opportunities exist in the surrounding area. Blacksburg was recently recognized as one of the “Top 10” places to live in the United States by Outside Magazine. Additional information on Blacksburg can be found at http://www.blacksburg.gov/.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Janaki Alavalapati, Department Head (540-231-5483 Voice/1-800-828-1120 VTRS), by the application deadline.

 
Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Water Resources and Coastal Engineering
[Posted October 10, 2013]
 
The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at North Carolina State University (NCSU) expects two tenure-track faculty positions to be filled in the areas of (a) water resources and (b) coastal engineering.

Of particular interest in the water resources area are candidates with expertise in topics such as: innovative solutions to abate pollution in watersheds/estuaries through water quality modeling and field/laboratory experimentation; remote sensing techniques and retrieval algorithm development for assessing large-scale water quality monitoring and assessment; water quality sensor/transmitter development for continuous data collection and assimilation into models; and water quality dynamics under changing climate.

In the coastal engineering area, we are seeking candidates with core strength in areas such as: coastal and nearshore processes; coastal geomorphology; coastal risk management under sea-level rise and climate change; and coastal sustainability and resilience.

We are seeking colleagues to join a vibrant department with 47 faculty members, over 800 undergraduates and 315 graduate students. The CCEE department and College of Engineering have a strong research infrastructure and promote interdisciplinary research, as well as ongoing research collaborations with the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) located in Manteo, NC (csi.northcarolina.edu)

Appointments are expected to be at the assistant professor level, although exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at higher levels.

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in multidisciplinary initiatives to support the missions of the department and the college.

Click here to apply!
 


 
Faculty Position - Earth Surface Dynamics, Geomorphology, and/or Landscape Evolution at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)
[Posted October 8, 2013]
 
 The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Earth Surface Dynamics, Geomorphology and/or Landscape Evolution at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2014 A Ph.D. in Geosciences, physical geography or a related field is required at the time of appointment. We seek applicants with research interests in processes that shape the Earth's surface with a concern for societal relevance, and whose science complements existing strengths in the Department. The successful applicant should demonstrate an ability to use quantitative approaches and field-oriented research methods for understanding dynamic natural and/or anthropogenic processes that shape landscapes across multiple temporal and spatial scales.

In addition to teaching courses in her/his specialty, the successful candidate will offer an undergraduate course in Geomorphology and participate in the rotation of large-enrollment introductory geology and/or physical geography courses.  Applicants should apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42892 and submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three referees familiar with their research and teaching efforts.     All potential applicants should visit the Department of Geosciences website (www.geo.umass.edu) for further information about this position (http://www.geo.umass.edu/about/job-opportunities).  Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair (search@geo.umass.edu).

Review of applicants will begin November 18, 2013 and continue until the ideal candidate is identified. The Department of Geosciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.  In reviewing applicants, we will favorably factor personal experiences, or experiences helping others, in overcoming barriers to an academic career or degree and/or other experiences with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds or perspectives.


 
Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Hydrogeology and Geomorphology
[Posted October 1, 2013]

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the fields of Hydrogeology and Geomorphology. We seek colleagues who will continue strong legacies in hydrologic sciences and geomorphology, contribute to highly active and diverse research programs in the Department and College through the development of vigorous externally funded research programs, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their discipline. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment.

Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology: Candidates who creatively use theoretical, observational, and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems in hydrosciences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in several campus-wide initiatives in water resources through the Penn State Institute for Energy and the Environment (http://www.psiee.psu.edu) and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (http://www.eesi.psu.edu).

Assistant Professor of Geomorphology and Landscape Dynamics: We are seeking candidates who conduct innovative research on landscape dynamics at a range of temporal and spatial scales in order to understand, for example, natural hazards, the evolution of Earth and planetary surfaces, and/or feedbacks between surface processes, climate, and tectonics.

The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses top-ranked research programs in environmental and climate sciences, geology, geophysics, and geochemistry (further information is available at: http://www.geosc.psu.edu).  The Department and College also host research centers with foci on climate, environment, energy, and policy, including the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory; the Earth System Science Center; the Penn State Ice and Climate Research Center; the Riparia Center; and the Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards.  There are wide-ranging opportunities for collaboration in research and education in the College’s Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and Energy Institute, and in departments within the Colleges of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences.

Candidates should send a complete curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for four references to: Search Committee Chair (please specify Hydrogeology or Geomorphology), 503 Deike Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; application materials can also be sent electronically to: slg9@psu.edu.  Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  For further information or questions, please contact Stacie Hugney, slg9@psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.  Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.




 
 

Other Opportunities

International Summer Wayer Academy: Communicating Science
[Posted February 21, 2014]
 

Deadline for paper submission extended: 28 February 2014!

 For a preliminary programme of the Summer Water Academy please click here.

Communicating ScienceImprove your paper, Increase your visibility


During the summer school week, participants will present their papers followed by intensive mentoring and feedback from experts and peers. This process will help participants in gaining maximum attention for their research findings, increasing their impact both in and outside the academic community.The final papers will be published in a special issue of a scientific journal.

As part of the international conference on "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Synergies and Tradeoffs: Governance and Tools at various Scales“, to be held in Bonn, Germany on 19-20 May, 2014, a summer academy will bring together young scientists and leading experts.

Main emphasis will be to identify key water issues and environmental problems in the Water-Energy- Food (WEF) - Nexus and improve communication of research findings to scientific and political communities. The academy recognizes the value of increasing the visibility and policy relevance of research findings in creating funding and research opportunities for young scientists.

To this end, participants will be asked to submit a paper related to the themes of the conference "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”:

  • Tools for the sustainable implementation of the Nexus approach
  • Governance and management of the Nexus
  • Considering the Environment and Livelihoods
  • Implementing the Nexus at Various Scales

The summer school will facilitate dialogue and interaction among participants and senior academics, explore the present knowledge base, identify the most critical gaps in WEF-Nexus research and illuminate best practices of communicating research findings to a wider scientific and political audience.

The broad goals of the summer academy will be:

  • Improving research papers by translating research findings into policy relevant recommendations
  • Policy dialogue between young and senior professionals
  • Professional networking amongst young and senior professionals to linkup synergy for further collaboration

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


 
Water Diplomacy Workshop
[Posted February 21, 2014]

Fourth Water Diplomacy Workshop (WDW) being offered by faculty at Tufts, MIT, and Harvard (June 23-27, 2014). For more information, please visit the Water Diplomacy Workshop website:

http://www.waterdiplomacy.org/workshop

More than 85 participants from 34 countries have successfully completed the Water Diplomacy Workshop since 2011. This annual five-day joint-learning event aims to create a global network of reflective water professionals who are not only familiar with the theory and practice of water diplomacy but can teach the key ideas and methods to others in their own countries and organizations. Through a highly interactive hands-on program, water professionals and community leaders can learn how to manage water networks more effectively and resolve water conflicts. Our focus is on a range of boundary crossing water problems not just those that cross international borders.

The fourth WDW will be held June 23 - June 27, 2013 at SwissNex (the home of the Swiss Consulate) near Harvard Square (420 Broadway Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA). The fee for the workshop is $2,950. Limited sponsorships are available for qualified participants from developing countries. Space is limited and applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Executive Director
[Posted November 5, 2013]
 
The California Urban Water Conservation Council, located in Sacramento, CA, is seeking
applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Council was created to increase efficient water use statewide through partnerships among urban water agencies, public interest organizations, and private entities and has as its goal to integrate urban water conservation Best Management Practices into the planning and management of California’s water resources. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Council
and is responsible for program implementation, fiscal oversight, and personnel management. These
responsibilities include partnering with the Board and Council members to effectively develop and
implement the Council’s strategic water conservation initiatives, programs, and projects, and working with regional, state, and federal agencies to ensure success. The Executive Director oversees a fulltime staff of six and two part-time employees providing leadership direction and organizational responsiveness to the Council’s various constituencies.
 
 

 

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