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Job Category: Research

Post-doctoral research position on Urban Flood Forecasting at NC State University

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 May 31, 2020


This position will support a doctoral student to work in an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team on international sustainability research about the food-energy-water nexus in Argentina and Uruguay. This .50 FTE funded position is available beginning fall semester 2020. As part of the research team, the doctoral student will work under the supervision of Professor Dave White, deputy director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, and director of Decision Center for a Desert City at Arizona State University. The assistantship is available to support the student for doctoral studies in one of the following programs:

  • Sustainability
  • Community Resources and Development
  • Environmental Social Science
  • Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology

Please see individual program descriptions for degree information, application procedures, admissions requirements, curriculum, etc. Professor White is endorsed to chair doctoral students in each program

Tufts PhD GRA

This position will support a doctoral student to work in an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team on international sustainability research about the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus in Argentina and Uruguay.


The University of Maryland (UMD) invites applications for a doctoral student position focused on forging innovations at the nexus of food, energy, and water (FEW) systems. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), this graduate research assistantship will include tuition waiver, a competitive graduate stipend, and health benefits. The position is available beginning in Fall semester 2020.

The doctoral student will join an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research team developing innovative approaches to integrated planning of FEW systems in the context of major international sustainability challenges in Argentina and Uruguay. Benefiting from robust relationships with stakeholders, this research will sit at the exciting and consequential interface between science and decision-making. The student will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Thomas Wild (, Assistant Research Professor at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, with co-advising from an experienced UMD team with diverse expertise, including Dr. Leon Clarke, Dr. Fernando Miralles- Wilhelm, and Dr. Mohamad Hejazi. As part of a large multi-institutional project, the student will also join a cohesive research team that includes collaborating researchers from Tufts University and Arizona State University. The student will have the flexibility to enroll at UMD in an academic program consistent with their background and interests.

Hydrology Staff Research Position and Post-Doc Position

The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, (CW3E; is a research and applications center established in 2014 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography by its Director, Dr. F. Martin Ralph. CW3E focuses on the physical understanding, observations, and weather predictions of extreme weather and water events to support effective policies and practices to improve resilience in the Western U.S. CW3E carries out its goals with a diverse network of research and operational partners.  Individuals will be joining a group of about 50 individuals including graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff scientists and engineers, and a number of faculty.

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.

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. 

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.