Position Available: Research Associate III – Tickle College of Engineering

Applications accepted until filled with qualified candidate.

University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Tennessee Water Resources Research Center

Conference Center Building; Suite 311

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4134

Tele: 865-974-2151

Email: tnwrrc@utk.edu

Director:   John S. Schwartz, PhD, PE

                  Email: jschwart@utk.edu

Research Associate III – Tickle College of Engineering

Regular, Full-time,

A doctoral-level research position in the area of water resources engineering and environmental assessment.  Responsibilities include conducting research based on individual background, supporting current research projects, and supporting research proposal development.  Interested areas of water resources to enhance research activities at the Tennessee Water Resources Research Center (TNWRRC) include one or more of the following: watershed hydrological modeling associated with climate change, large dataset analyses and management, statistical and GIS spatial analyses, stream quality field assessments, stormwater management, and water quality analysis.  

Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include watershed hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling and spatiotemporal data analysis for water availability studies in the Southeast region of the US, and other regions, associated with potential impacts from climate change on the water-energy-food nexus.  Though this is one focus area in pursuit of future research funding, the Research Associate III will have the flexibility to conduct research in their own area of interest, which may include one or more of the potential activities listed above, or other research area as long as it leads published works.  Responsibilities as the PI and co-PI include preparation and submittal of research proposals, and management of projects to successful completion.  Other duties include assisting in the development and implementation of professional training courses, supervising graduate students as needed, and general TNWWRC operational needs.

Apply through this email link: https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=210000029Y&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Minimum Requirements:

Education: PhD in water resources and/or environmental engineering or closely related field.

Preferred level/type of experience:  Two (2) years research experience, post PhD with experience with proposal writing.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

– Understanding of water resources management and agricultural food production (water-energy-food nexus).

– Understanding watershed planning and modeling; GIS and statistical analysis; Skill in hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling and database management.

– Ability to communicate both verbally and written with sponsors of research projects.

– Skill in technical writing and preparation of research proposals and academic journal articles.

– Ability to conduct multidisciplinary research; and collaborate effectively with other researchers.

Tennessee Water Resources Research Center

The TNWRRC is the state representation to the National Institute of Water Resources (NIWR), associated with Section 104 of  the Water Resources Act with funding through the US Geological Survey.  It is housed in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, the Land-Grant Institute for the state.  There are 54 NIWR water centers across the United States and territories.  The TNWRRC serves as a primary link among water resource experts in academia, government, and the private sector across the state of Tennessee, which plans, facilitates, and conducts research to aid in the resolution of State and regional water resource problems. The TNWRRC is engaged in the promotion of research, education, and community outreach through technology transfer, training, and application of research results.

About Knoxville

Our historic and revitalized downtown, just a few blocks from campus, is always abuzz with shows and celebrations, bringing thousands of visitors for events like the Big Ears, Christmas in the City, and Dogwood Arts festivals. Downtown Knoxville showcases eclectic dining and shopping, a weekly outdoor downtown farmers’ market, two historic theatres, art galleries, and museums. The region’s rich and progressive music scene features everything from local hip-hop concerts at shoebox-sized clubs to large acts at a 1,000-seat 1920s art deco theatre. Lakes and rivers scatter the landscape and 65 miles of greenway trails make Knoxville an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. The Knoxville area offers more than 80 parks, including the 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness located just ten minutes from the University. The Urban Wilderness offers an abundance of hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, trail running, and an escape to nature just miles from downtown Knoxville. To top it off, less than an hour away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with over 800 miles of maintained trails in an exceptionally diverse ecosystem.

Direct questions about the position to Dr. John Schwartz, TNWRRC Director.

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