Associate Director Position – Colorado Water Center

Cooperative Extension, Colorado State University

Salary Range: $80,000 -$100,000

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of all backgrounds and abilities. We invite you to review Colorado State University’s Principles of Community that guide our mission and vision of access, teaching, service, and engagement.

The Colorado Water Center (CoWC) is one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes created by the Water Resources Act of 1964, collectively forming the National Institutes for Water Resources. As a division under Colorado State University’s (CSU) Office of Engagement and Extension (OEE), the Center aims to connect all water expertise in Colorado’s higher education system with research and education needs of the state’s water managers and users. The CoWC leads interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach activities to address complex and evolving water-related challenges in Colorado and beyond. The Center fosters collaboration among stakeholders, synthesizes objective water knowledge to inform decision-making, and inspires the next generation of water leaders. The Center is headquartered at CSU’s Fort Collins, CO campus, with specialists working throughout the state and partners across the country and world. The CoWC is currently developing a Western Water Policy Institute to be headquartered at the Hydro Building at the CSU Spur campus in Denver, CO (https://csuspur.org/hydro/). Visit the CoWC website to learn more about our work https://watercenter.colostate.edu/.

CSU, a prestigious Carnegie Tier 1 Very High Research Activity (R1 status) University, was established in 1870 and remains inspired by its land-grant heritage and world-class faculty, staff, and students. CSU enrolls approximately 33,000 on-campus undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is the largest employer in northern Colorado with more than 7,400 faculty and staff. CSU is located 60 miles north of Denver in the beautiful city of Fort Collins, CO.

The Associate Director serves in a leadership position with the Colorado Water Center (CoWC), which fulfills an important role in higher education throughout Colorado and beyond. In this capacity, the Associate Director assists in leading and ensuring execution of CoWC’s research and education programs, outreach activities, communications, and operations to advance the Center’s mission and goals.

The Associate Director defines and implements water-related initiatives in concert with CoWC’s Director. The Associate Director works with the Center’s senior research scientists, CSU Extension water specialists, and water experts to advance knowledge and solutions to priority water challenges. They are responsible for bringing together interdisciplinary teams to successfully compete for external grant funding. The Associate Director has supervisory responsibility for the unit’s research and outreach program coordinators.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials must be RECEIVED no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on Monday, May 9, 2022. Please submit the following to https://jobs.colostate.edu to apply:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Transcript of college(s) course work showing degrees conferred. Please remove all references to birth date or social security number.
  • Special Required Documentation – Statement (no more than 5 pages) of how you meet all applicable “Required” and “Preferred” Job Qualifications. Please respond to each bullet point separately. All applicants will be contacted approximately 15 working days after the deadline regarding their status. Next steps and interview dates will be shared to those moving forward. Four professional references will be requested of applicants that advance in the interview process. For questions regarding the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at (970) 491-5836 or email oeo@colostate.edu. For questions regarding the job vacancy, responsibilities, and salary, please contact Joel Schneekloth at 970-345-0508 or joel.schneekloth@colostate.edu.

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New IISG undergraduate opportunity with community engaged internship (CEI)

Application deadline: April 29, 2022

For full details, please visit this page – https://iiseagrant.org/about/about-us/community-engaged-internship/

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), in cooperation with Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, is offering a CEI opportunity to support conservation policy efforts for the Shedd Aquarium. Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI) aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean, Great Lakes, and marine sciences by offering paid internships to students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. The CEI is a national program involving Sea Grant state programs and other partners.

The IISG Sea Grant intern will be part of a national cohort of students. Each intern is expected to participate in all aspects of the CEI program: 

·         On-the-ground learning experience, including completion of a project that extends the knowledge of community stakeholders to address a coastal, marine or Great Lakes issue of environmental, economic and/or social importance

·         Mentoring by Sea Grant and Shedd professionals, Sea Grant funded researchers and Knauss Fellows. 

·         Virtual professional development sessions and training opportunities. 

·         Peer discussions with other interns in the cohort using Slack or other virtual platforms. 

·         Graduation Ceremony to celebrate accomplishments, network with peers and other professionals (in-person meeting included, dependent on status of COVD-19 restrictions). 

·         Participation in pre/post evaluation.

This paid, full-time summer internship will be 10-12 weeks long, depending on the intern’s availability, starting no later than June 1 2022. The intern will have the choice to work remotely, in-person at the Shedd Aquarium, or a hybrid schedule. If the status of COVID worsens, the intern can work completely remotely. Occasional travel may be possible for the internship, depending on travel status policies. For questions about this opportunity, please email Angela Archer at amcbride@purdue.edu.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director of CUAHSI

Looking for a way to positively impact the water research community? Interested in leading a dynamic, community-serving organization? The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) is seeking a new Executive Director with the vision and management skills to lead the consortium in its important role of advancing water science through community efforts such as: developing, supporting, and operating research infrastructure; improving access to data, information and models; articulating priorities for community-level water-related research and observations; facilitating interactions among the diverse water research community; promoting interdisciplinary education centered in water science; and translating scientific advancements into effective tools for water management and policy. The Executive Director also serves as President (Chief Executive Officer) of the Corporation and reports to the Board of Directors.

Full Job Description Available Here

CUAHSI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing more than 100 U.S. colleges, universities, and international water science institutions. CUAHSI is primarily supported through cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation (NSF), but has developed a broader portfolio of funded initiatives with other federal agencies, member institutions, and donor organizations. CUAHSI has an extensive portfolio of education and outreach programs, as well as leading the development of hydroinformatics tools such as http://www.hydroshare.org. CUAHSI has a staff of 15, including administrative personnel, with an annual budget of approximately $4.0 M.

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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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Position Available: Assistant Professor, Hydrology – Cluster Hire, University of Wisconsin-Madison

We specifically seek candidates with expertise in the transport, transformation, and fate of solutes and materials carried by groundwater and/or surface water, as well as in the solute exchange and processing that occurs within or at the interface between these two domains. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster hiring initiative that aims to further build the vibrant community of water scholars at UW-Madison ( https://water.wisc.edu ). Further information regarding the cluster hiring initiative can be found at https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative. Further information about this Freshwater Sustainability Cluster can be found at https://water.wisc.edu/cluster-hire. Tenure home will be determined at time of hire.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service mission of their tenure department. They will develop a vibrant, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program. They will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as mentor students. They will be expected to participate in professional, public, and university service as appropriate. We are also interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, and who can bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds.

In addition, the person hired will actively contribute to the cluster through research, teaching, and interaction with the Water@UW community.

Given the nature of this position, the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (College of Engineering) or the Department of Geoscience (College of Letters & Science) are the likely tenure homes, though placement will be agreed upon by the University and candidate based on scholarly fit. There is the option of a co-appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The Nelson Institute is an interdisciplinary division of the University with faculty from across campus involved in interdisciplinary educational research, teaching, and outreach. The Institute administers the campus interdisciplinary Masters in Water Resources Management, among numerous other programs. UW-Madison is also uniquely positioned for collaboration with state and federal agencies based in the Madison area, including the USGS Water Science Center, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA.

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Position Available: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor without Tenure – Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University (https://cee.stanford.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the junior level (assistant or untenured associate professor). We give high priority to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work rather than the candidate’s sub-area of specialization within Civil and Environmental Engineering.

We seek applicants in support of the Department’s vision of Engineering for Sustainability (https://cee.stanford.edu/research-impact) with particular interest in candidates who work at the frontier of their field towards enhancing the sustainability of the built and natural environments. Applicants should have an earned Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, the School of Engineering, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research and teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

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