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Job Category: Research

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.

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.

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.