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POSTED: 11-21-2016


Assistant Professor, Environmental Resources Engineering

State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY

College of Environmental Science and Forestry


The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY, invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE). The department seeks an environmental engineer with a focus in ecological engineering or sustainable engineering. We seek applicants who are engaged in research that addresses critical environmental questions and complements scholarly pursuits of faculty in ERE and at SUNY-ESF. Applicants must possess advanced skills, knowledge and engineering background to teach courses in both the ERE graduate and the ABET-accredited undergraduate programs. This position will require the ability to work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. A full position description and application procedures are available by following the Jobs at ESF link at


SUNY-ESF ( is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  Committed to excellence through diversity, SUNY-ESF particularly invites applications from women, minorities, and other protected groups.


POSTED: 11-18-2016


Virginia Tech

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Assistant Professor - Watershed Engineering


About Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, a town of 43,000 people in the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia 3.5 hours southwest of the national capital region. Virginia Tech, a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth・s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8,000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world.


Position Summary: The Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track research and teaching position at the assistant professor rank in Watershed Engineering. We seek a highly motivated candidate whose research will contribute to current strengths in characterization, control and modeling of nonpoint source pollution; ecosystem restoration; large scale land-atmosphere interactions in the context of climate change; and statistical risk models addressing water sustainability. The ideal candidate will have interests in exploring challenges such as providing food, water, and energy for a growing population while maintaining ecosystem services that require systems approaches across multiple disciplines. Research programs could focus on the development and application of modeling approaches to better predict the risk and magnitude of contaminant transport and fate occurring in hydrologic systems, analysis of water system dynamics, and water sustainability. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute through their research and teaching programs to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The candidate will contribute to the teaching program, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in courses related to watershed modeling, nonpoint source pollution, hydrology, and the candidate・s focus area. Occasional travel to conferences and meetings are a requirement.

BSE is a diverse, dynamic, and rapidly expanding department conducting cutting-edge research in Watershed Science and Engineering and Biomolecular Engineering, while implementing crucial extension programming through Virginia Cooperative Extension. The BSE department is affiliated with two nationally ranked colleges: the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The department has close collaborations with the many faculty, departments, and institutes across the university and state that are involved in water-related programs, including the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, Global Change Center, and the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.


Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline is required at the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and evidence of peer-reviewed publications. Applicants must also have a competitive research program or, for new Ph.D.・s, a strong promise for developing a research program. 


Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with at least one degree in Engineering and the ability to become a licensed, professional engineer, demonstrated teaching effectiveness, a demonstrated record of securing extramural funding, an interest in developing interdisciplinary research collaborations, and a commitment to enhancing diversity across the university.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:  Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at (540) 231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner Street, NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061


How to Apply: Apply online at (job posting TR0160165). Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants must complete the faculty application online and upload (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement describing current research and future plans (4) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy, interests, and experience, and (5) names and contact information for three references.

Direct inquiries to Dr. Durelle Scott, Search Committee Chair and BSE Associate Professor,, (540) 231-2449 or Dr. Mary Leigh Wolfe, BSE Department Head,, (540) 231-6092.


POSTED: 11-7-2016


East Carolina University




Vacancy #: 001182

Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Full time 12-month Research Assistant Professor/Research Associate Professor position with a joint appointment in the Center for Sustainability (CfS) and the Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (ICSP). The CfS is housed in the College of Engineering and Technology (CET). Both organizations are focused on interdisciplinary research and outreach. The CfS and ICSP are working to develop collaborative research in the area of water resources engineering. There is a strong history of collaborative work in coastal water resources involving the faculty in ICSP, CfS, and departments such as Geological Sciences, Biology, Engineering, and the social/behavioral sciences. This position will meet critical research and service needs in both organizations. The successful candidate must serve as a catalyst for new research projects, lead and/or facilitate multi-partner research programs, and will be expected to apply for external funding. Teaching duties will split between CET and ICSP.


For more information about the ECU Center for Sustainability please see and for information on ICSP, please see Information on the College of Engineering and Technology can be found at


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in an engineering field from a regionally accredited institution and conferred at the time of hire. A demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research is required.


Preferred Education and Experience:

An established publication and external funding record are desired along with background or interest in outreach activities. Registration as a Professional Engineer is also preferred. Applicants in a wide range of water resources engineering related disciplines will be considered but those with professional, research and/or teaching experience in areas such as stormwater, ecological engineering, coupled engineering-human-natural systems, sustainable agriculture and food production, saltwater intrusion, and coastal engineering are especially sought.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, and a Statement of Research online.


Additional Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application (see "Application Types Accepted" below) online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.


Application Types Accepted:

Candidate Profile (EHRA only) Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 001182 to ECU Human Resources at


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.



POSTED: 9-29-2016


Open Rank Faculty Positions in Sustainable Food, Water and Agriculture

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor


University of California Merced


The University of California Merced is seeking four new faculty members (open rank) to enhance extant strength and build new interdisciplinary programs. This is the first of several cluster hires in the broad area of sustainability, and will focus on food, water and agriculture, and support the university mission of creating positive socio-economic and cultural impact on Central California and the world. Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool, and have a record of accomplishment in areas including but not limited to: food security, agroecology, agrotechnology, and food-water systems from multidisciplinary perspectives.


Applicants must have a strong publication record and have demonstrated the potential to develop and support an independent, innovative research program and to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must be able to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


Positions are open until filled; consideration of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2016 To apply and for more information, visit: Job# JPF00383


Interdisciplinary Sub-Area #1: Agriculture and Ecosystems

The University of California Merced is seeking one or two faculty members (open rank) levels in ecological sciences, environmental, mechanical, or sustainability engineering, or environmental health related fields focused on sustainable agricultural systems. These positions are part of UC Merced・s ongoing interdisciplinary cluster hires in this area. The successful candidate(s) will have a record of accomplishment related to food availability, security, and stability, or innovative technologies to improve sustainable agricultural systems. Potential research areas include but are not limited to nutrient systems and cycling, agro-biodiversity, pests and diseases, precision agriculture, food processing, water reuse, and waste commoditization.


Interdisciplinary Sub-Area #2: Agro-Environmental Management

The University of California Merced is seeking one or two faculty members (open rank) in systems engineering, environmental management, resource conservation, process modeling, and life-cycle analysis in the context of optimal development and management of agriculture to balance crop production, food processing, community development, ecosystems and human health. These positions are part of UC Merced・s ongoing interdisciplinary cluster hires in this area. The successful candidate(s) will have a record of accomplishment in areas including but not limited to agro-water-ecosystem management, climate change adaptation, groundwater surface water conjunctive use, and optimal harvest, processing, distribution and waste management systems.


Interdisciplinary Sub-Area #3: Agriculture and Society

The University of California Merced is seeking one or two faculty members (open rank) in the humanities, social sciences and related fields, with active interests in sustainable food, water and agricultural systems. These positions are part of UC Merced・s ongoing interdisciplinary cluster hires in this area. The successful candidate(s) will have a record of accomplishment in areas including but not limited to past and present (prehistoric, historical, contemporary) societies and food security, resource economics, human health and diet, human sense-of-place and landscape, land-use change, agricultural labor and community structures, institutions, policy, and artistic or literary representations.



POSTED: 7-30-2016


Postdoctoral Fellow


Saint Francis University


A full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in support of the Center for Watershed Research & Service (CWRS) and Environmental Engineering programs at Saint Francis University. The position will entail:

P         Research in support of faculty and mission of CWRS ( Existing research programs are interdisciplinary and include:

P         Water quality impacts and protection in Appalachia and Highland Bolivia

P         Co-treatment of municipal wastewater and acid mine drainage

P         Microbial fuel cells and related technologies

P         Sustainable passive treatment of acid mine drainage

P         Other Ecological Engineering solutions for water quality improvement

P         Teaching one course per semester related to environmental engineering with our unique approach of real research and service blended into the classroom.

P         Other related activities:

P         Extension work in service of regional watershed restoration/protection nonprofit organizations

P         Authoring peer-reviewed manuscripts and presenting at national/international conferences

P         Mentoring undergraduate interns and researchers

P         Grant-writing in support of CWRS

The balance of the aforementioned activities will be tailored to the skill set of the successful applicant. They will be overseen and closely mentored by Drs. William Strosnider and Rachel Wagner to achieve the research, teaching, extension, and grant-writing productivity necessary for maximal professional development.


This opportunity is open to applicants from all relevant engineering and science disciplines. We especially encourage applications from those with backgrounds in ecological, environmental, and biological engineering as well as environmental chemistry/science/microbiology, applied ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and other related fields.


Saint Francis University was founded in 1847 and is the oldest Franciscan Institute of higher learning in the United States. A small Catholic liberal arts university set in the Laurel Highlands of central PA, opportunities for outdoor recreation abound (kayaking, hiking, sailing, mountain biking, fishing, etc.) The University is located in the village of Loretto, which is 1-hour east of Pittsburgh and 3-5 hours west of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia.


CWRS was founded in 2012 with funding from the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds. Its mission is to provide expert assistance and manpower to amplify the watershed restoration efforts of domestic and international nonprofit organizations and to advance the science of watershed restoration.


To apply, complete an application at, then email letter of application, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research/consulting/service plans, official transcripts, and a list of three references to:


Search Status: Screening begins August 29, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The position is to start January 2017.



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