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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.