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Research Scientist: Coastal Water Quality Modeler

The Water Institute is seeking a Coastal Water Quality Modeler to lead numerical modeling in coastal and deltaic environments with a focus of simulating constituents of nutrients, phytoplankton as chlorophyll a, salinity, total suspended solids, and dissolved oxygen. 

Research Physical Scientist

This position is located in the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) with one vacancy in Ann Arbor, MI.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-GLERL-2020-0002, which is open to all US Citizens or Nationals. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Post Doctoral Research Position - Urban Flood Forecasting

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to conduct innovative research on urban flood forecasting and disaster recovery modeling as part of the C-ACCEL project funded by NSF. The interest is to develop multi-time scales (daily, weekly, subseasonal and seasonal) urban flood forecasts using products such as Multi-radar/Multi-Sensor System.  Applicants with experience in modeling critical infrastructure failure and recovery are also strongly encouraged to apply.  Ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or in a related field with a strong background in hydrological forecasting, systems modeling and applied statistics.  Interested candidates should submit their application (see below) with the following information: (1) curriculum vita, (2) a letter describing research interests and experience, (3) recent publications (not more than three) and (4) names and contact information for three references. For full consideration, please apply before October 25, 2019.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Environmental Systems Science

The Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman ( is seeking applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Environmental Systems Science. The department is seeking a collaborative colleague who will embrace a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding agricultural systems from production to consumption, in the context of broader environmental science. Research responsibilities include developing a nationally competitive program with a focus on agriculture, complementing departmental strengths in cropping systems, soil science, environmental hydrology, aquatic and terrestrial landscape hydroecology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions, restoration ecology, land reclamation, and spatial sciences.

Assistant Professor - Echohydrology

Description: The School of Earth Sciences (SES) and the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) in partnership with the Sustainability Institute seeks an ecohydrologist, broadly defined, to complement existing expertise and foster collaboration among these partners at the Assistant Professor level (9-month, tenure-track position). We welcome applicants across a wide range of expertise that intersect with ecological and hydrological systems. Scientific research themes could range from urban to remote environments, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycling across a variety of scales, and/or the effects of climate or other stimuli on these systems. Methodological emphasis could range from sensor technologies on remote platforms (aircraft, drones, or satellite) to sensor networks, from mathematical/statistical to experimental/observational approaches, and from simple to complex systems including coupled natural-human systems. There are many opportunities for collaboration across the Ohio State campus, including with faculty affiliated with the Sustainability Institute, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Ohio Water Resources Center, the State Climate Office of Ohio, the Electroscience Laboratory, the Global Water Institute, and others. The successful candidate would be expected to teach courses related to ecohydrology in both SES and SENR, and collaborate with interdisciplinary research teams. This position is affiliated with the Sustainability Institute, which supports interdisciplinary research on sustainability and resilience topics, and is partially funded through the Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact

Machine Learning Specialist

The incumbent serves as a machine learning specialist for the IIDD Data Science Branch, developing rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis associated with the large data resources of the WMA and the USGS as a whole.

Virginia Tech Tenure-Track Faculty Opening in Urban Water Resources and Hydrologic Sciences

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of urban water resources and hydrologic sciences effective August 2020. As global urban populations continue to increase there is a need to improve our understanding of urban water cycles with the goal to enhance the sustainability and resilience of urban systems. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, but exceptional candidates will be given consideration at the Full Professor rank. A Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely aligned field is required. Evidence of scholarship, research, and a record of external funding is required for consideration of appointment at the Associate or Full Professor levels. All applications must be submitted online through using the posting number for the specific position, Posting #511243. For additional information, please follow the link to the full description listed below.

Hydrology/Fisheries Faculty Position

In accord with the Salish Kootenai College Mission Statement and College Vision, the Division of Natural Resources seeks to hire a hydrology instructor with fisheries experience in applied hydrological measurements, fluvial processes, general fisheries biology and hydrological and fisheries management tools for natural and cultural resource management for triabal organizations. 

Assistant Professor of Hydrology - Cluster Hire

We specifically seek candidates with expertise in the transport, transformation, and fate of solutes and materials carried by groundwater and/or surface water, as well as in the solute exchange and processing that occurs within or at the interface between these two domains. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison ( Further information regarding the cluster initiative program can be found at: Further information about this Freshwater Sustainability Cluster can be found here: The three recruitments within the Cluster are as follows: 1) PVL 100386, Hydrology (this position); 2) PVL 100251, Aquatic Ecology/Limnology (recruitment led by Dept of Integrative Biology); and 3) PVL 98889, Water Resources Economics (recruitment led by Dept of Ag & Applied Economics).  Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.

NOAA’s Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

We are pleased to announce the 2020 call for applications for NOAA’s Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship (C&GC) program. The fellowship program has an outstanding reputation for attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to climate change. Each appointed fellow is hosted by a mentoring scientist at a U.S. university or research institution to work in an area of mutual interest.

PhD Position: Envisioning Water Sustainability through Renewable Energy in Agricultural Landscapes

The University of Kansas is recruiting a Ph.D. student to reasearch the impacts of renewable energy expansion for sustainable agriculture on water resources. The use case involves groundwater and surface water resources in the irrigate Central Arkansas River Basin, and the student will integrate existin data, ground and surface water models, and cutting-edge AI/ML data science approaches. This position is part of a multi-institution, inter-disciplinary NSF INFEWS project focused on rural livlihoods, led by Professor Marcy C. Hill. The successful student will learn, work, and collaborate across  disciplines to develop a holistic understancing of the folld-energy-water nexus. We seek candidates who can bring creativity and initiative to the study. 

Postdoctoral Scholar - Modeling Nitrogen Saturation in Xeric Watersheds

The Fire & Dryland Ecosystems Lab led by Dr. Erin Hanan in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position starting in the Spring of 2020. The researcher will work on an NSF funded project to improve N saturation theory in xeric systems and to examine how watershed responses to N pollution are influenced by global change. This will involve expanding and improving the ecohydrologic–biogeochemical model RHESSys to better account for the effects pulsed rainfall regimes on watershed-scale N fluxes during seasonal transitions. The postdoc will work in close collaboration with the Homyak Lab at in the Department of Environmental Sciences at University of California, Riverside to synthesize empirical data for parameterization, evaluating uncertainty, and improving the representation of various mechanisms in RHESSys. Empirical data collected at UCR will include atmospheric N inputs, soil N cycling processes, soil microbial community and C limitation dynamics, and pathways of gaseous and hydrologic N outputs.

Postdoctoral Position - Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab’s Climate & Ecosystems Sciences Division (CESD) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) invites applications for a Hydro-Climate Postdoctoral Scholar to join a new project on process-based urban hydro-climate modeling with applications in flood risk management and groundwater recharge in cities.  Our research will support climate adaptation planning in cities while advancing basic scientific understanding of the physical processes that drive urban hydrology and micro-climates. This position provides an excellent opportunity to work with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team in CESD. Berkeley Lab is a renowned center of scientific expertise in many facets of climate-related fundamental and applied science. 


Boise State University, a public doctoral-granting research university, welcomes applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Geosciences. We seek a colleague who can develop a laboratory and field-based geochemistry component in our Hydrologic Science program by teaching courses, mentoring graduate students, and developing a successful research program. Potential fields of expertise include low-temperature and/or stable isotope geochemistry, biogeochemical cycling, subsurface contaminant fate and transport, the hydrology and biogeochemistry of critical zone processes and systems, or any other field where the interaction of hydrologic, geologic, and biologic processes are investigated through a chemical perspective. As our colleague, you will join a department with strengths in analytical geochemistry, hydrologic science, geophysics, and computing.

Key strategic capabilities that our department maintains include: (1) laboratory instrumentation including electron beam (SEM, TEM, EMPA) and mass spectrometry (ICPMS, SIRMS, and TIMS) platforms for major and trace element and isotope ratio measurement, (2) multiple long-term field sites, (3) near-surface electrical and seismic geophysical instrumentation, and (4) high-performance computing systems. We value the integration of research and evidence-based teaching practices, and support training and mentorship of students from the undergraduate to doctoral level. This is a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates with demonstrated productivity in research and teaching may apply to be considered for appointment at the level of Associate Professor.