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POSTED: 6-17-2016


Full or Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director, Hydrologic Sciences


University of Nevada


The University of Nevada, Reno・s Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences ( has been a nationally recognized leader in water resource education since the 1960s. The program is vibrant, with over 80 faculty members in water-related fields at the University, and includes faculty from partnering organizations such as the Desert Research Institute, the US Geological Survey, and the US Department of Agriculture.


The University has made significant recent investments in hydrologic sciences with new faculty hires in the areas of water and climate change. The Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) supports 40 MS and PhD students in the areas of groundwater hydrology, climate change hydrology, water pollution, aquatic ecology, and other water-related science and engineering fields. The University is launching the Global Water Center: Solutions for Sustainability ( to address societal demands for creative, integrative approaches to solving complex issues related to water resources. The Center brings together experts from diverse disciplines across the University, nongovernmental organizations and governmental agencies whose goals are to solve large-scale and long-term problems related to water sustainability.


We seek a Full or Associate Professor with demonstrated abilities and accomplishments in water-related sciences, outreach and education to lead the graduate education component of the University・s water research initiative. The University of Nevada has a long tradition in both surface and subsurface hydrology. We seek to maintain these strengths and grow into emerging areas including conjunctive water use, climate change impacts on all aspects of the hydrologic cycle, and the ecological attributes of aquatic ecosystems.


The new GPHS Director will be responsible for administering the graduate program including finances, staff, and students. This position will be housed in one of several water-centric departments that best match the candidate・s background and interests. These departments include, but are not limited to, Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geography, Geology, and Natural Resources and Environmental Science. We seek a candidate with effective leadership skills, enthusiasm, and vision for growing an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary water education program. The GPHS Director is expected to maintain an active research program, teach at a reduced load within their home department, and generate extramural funding for graduate student training programs.


The University of Nevada, Reno is recognized as a Tier I university by US News and World Report and has a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000, including nearly 3,000 graduate students. Located at the picturesque base of the Sierra Nevada, the University is a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe and less than 4 hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. Year-round recreational activities abound, including world class hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, and snowboarding. Reno and northern Nevada are undergoing a technology-driven economic renaissance, and the city offers an excellent living environment, with spectacular mountain scenery, short commutes, and a growing arts and intellectual community.


The University of Nevada, Reno offers competitive salaries, start-up packages, and employee benefits, including a generous retirement plan. For more information about benefits visit:


Doctoral Degree in a water-related field from a regionally accredited institution and one-year professional experience required.


For complete position description and requirements and on-line application


Closing date is July 1, 2016

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are especially encouraged to apply


POSTED: 3-24-2016


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecohydrology


College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management

University of Hawai・i, Manoa


A postdoctoral fellowship in ecohydrology in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at University of Hawaii, Manoa, is expected to be available beginning May 2016, contingent upon funding from the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC). The fellow will be expected to conduct applied research related to ecohydrology and with application to freshwater ecosystems and natural resources management.


Project Description: The fellow will conduct research that addresses the needs for understanding hydrologic conditions in the main Hawaii islands and their relationships to Hawaii stream ecosystems. The goal of the research to be conducted by the fellow is to improve our understanding of hydrological conditions to support Hawaii stream habitats for freshwater species facing climate changes. The fellow will be expected to work with collaborators (including members of the NCCWSC) and incorporate stakeholder input into products. The anticipated outcome of this work is the development of actionable science for natural resources managers for managing freshwater habitats and water resources in Hawaii.


Fellowship Details: Competitive stipend will be provided. One-year fellowship with potential to extend to at least two years based on performance.


Qualifications and Application Instructions: Competitive applicants will be highly motivated and independent, willing to work collaboratively with stakeholders, and have experience with many of the following: statistics, hydrology, GIS, hydrological modeling, and species distribution model (SDM). Preference will be given to applicants with publication experience; programing experience in R, FORTRAN, or Matlab; and knowledge of hydrology and aquatic ecology. The following materials are required for the application: 1) cover letter describing general research interests and specific experiences; 2) C.V.; 3) a 1-page writing sample; 4) transcripts (unofficial ok); and 5) list of two references with contact information (email, phone, address). Interested individuals should email above information in one pdf file to Dr. Yin-Phan Tsang by April 22nd, 2016.


Please direct correspondence to:


Yin-Phan Tsang, Ph.D.

Natural Resources and Environmental Management

University of Hawaii, Manoa






POSTED: 1-12-2016


Assistant Professor, Water Quality Engineering


Biological & Ecological Engineering Department


Oregon State University


1.0 FTE, 9-month position; 75% research, 25% teaching (Tenure-Track)


This position, as part of a cluster hire of three positions at OSU addressing water supply and quality, will focus on addressing critical water quality issues in the state, region, nation, and globe and providing innovative engineering solutions to current water quality problems in managed and natural systems.  The position will develop a nationally recognized research program in one or more of the following areas:


1) Modeling and analysis of water quality constituent production, transport, and fate from field scales to landscape scales;


2) New technology development for measuring and monitoring water quality in natural and managed systems; and/or


3) New technology development for improving water quality source reduction and/or treatment.


Application areas will emphasize agricultural production, including food, fuel and fiber production, horticultural production systems, and natural systems.  The position will include both experimental and analysis dimensions, and will emphasize the development of advance technologies for measuring, monitoring, assessing and mitigating water quality impairments.


Teaching responsibilities of this position include approximately two classes per year (quarter system), and will include undergraduate and graduate courses related to water quality analysis, assessment and mitigation, and/or additional areas to be determined based on the successful candidate・s background and interests.  Supporting student success and diversity is an important aspect of this position.


College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to student success in their ability to contribute to the faculty・s culture around supporting students, particularly through diversity in the mentoring environment and through responsiveness to the diversity of student learning styles.


Letters of application should at a minimum address each of the required qualifications and the preferred qualifications listed in this announcement. Applications should include the following: 1) letter of application addressing each of the required qualifications and the preferred qualifications listed in this announcement, 2) a 1-page statement of research interest; 3) a 1-page statement of your philosophy of and strategies for teaching and student success, and 4) a copy of your current resume including your phone number and names of 4 references (at least one of whom was under your supervision) who can be contacted by telephone.


Additional Required Qualifications:

Ph.D in Biological, Ecological, or Agricultural, Civil, or Environmental Engineering or a related field by start date of employment.

Excellent communication skills

Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Sufficient training to qualify for the Professional Engineering Examination

Demonstrated scholarship in the field of water quality engineering


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in multidisciplinary teams

Record of/commitment to working with underrepresented and underserved students or other diverse audiences.

Life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to equalize student success or impact underserved audiences.

Solutions-oriented research that integrates process modeling (e.g. fate and transport, etc.) and technology development in environmental systems.


The position is located in Corvallis, Oregon.


The Biological and Ecological Engineering Department is devoted to the application of engineering, ecological and life-science principles and problem-solving techniques to the optimum use and sustainability of ecological resources. The department seeks to integrate human activities with the natural environment to the benefit of both. With undergraduate and graduate options, we bring the insights from earth sciences, hydrology, and biology and the methods of engineering together to provide the products and tools of the future.


Oregon State University・s commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry through graduation. Our Strategic Plan ( articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing learner success. The College of Agricultural Sciences is likewise committed to success of all learners accessed through its extension and outreach programs.


OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.


For more information, contact Dr. Desiree Tullos (, Search Committee Chair.


About Corvallis from

:Not many cities can claim to be an hour from the ocean, an hour-and-a-half from the mountains, surrounded by national forests and yet a short distance away from a major metropolitan area, but Corvallis, Ore., offers all this and much more as one of America・s Best Places to Live 2015.

Corvallis (population 56,535) has long been known as the home of Oregon State University and a progressive, intellectually vibrant community that has led in municipal sustainability practices and green initiatives. It・s also set in a beautiful area of the Pacific Northwest, resulting in a wealth of outdoor recreational activities. Corvallis was named to our list of 10 Best College Towns in 2012.;


To review posting and apply, go to Posting # 0016965. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) letter of application addressing each of the required qualifications and the preferred qualifications listed in this announcement, 2) a 1-page statement of research interest; 3) a 1-page statement of strategies for extension and teaching, and 4) a copy of your current resume including your phone number and names of 3 references (at least one of whom was under your supervision) who can be contacted by telephone.