Southern Illinois University looking to Hire an Assistant Professor in the Field of Environmental Geology, Application Review Begins 2/15/2024

The School of Earth Systems and Sustainability (ESS) at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of Environmental Geology. This is a 9-month position in the regular title series with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. 

ESS seeks a highly motivated researcher and educator with research interests focused on hydrology, geomorphology, and/or surficial processes. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on physical environmental science that can complement their existing strengths in environmental and sustainability fields, such as geochemistry and sedimentology, and within the larger context of the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability.   

The review of applications will begin on February 15th,  2024 and continue until the position is filled. 

For more information, please see the full job ad here. You can also contact the search committee chair, Dr. Liliana Lefticariu (, or the Director of the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, Dr. Justin Schoof ( 

  • Applications open: 12/14/2023 to 2/15/2024
  • Location: Carbondale, Illinois
  • Group: School of Earth Systems and Sustainability – SIUC

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hiring a Hydrologist in Missouri, Applications Close 11/14/2023

The Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS) is hiring a hydrologist with one position open at the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

To learn more, visit

  • Applications open: 10/31/2023 to11/14/2023
  • Location: Pleasant Hill, Missouri
  • Group: Missouri Basin River Forecast Center

(Now Closed) USGS Seeking Candidates for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Research Hydrologist

The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Central Midwest Water Science Center (UMid WSC) is pleased to announce we are seeking to fill a postdoc position.

The vacancy is a Research Hydrologist GS-12 position located in Urbana, IL that will lead modeling studies aimed at producing stream water quality and harmful algal bloom predictions in the Illinois River Basin, which will become the foundation for an applied system to support decision makers from farm (meter) to watershed (many hectare) scale management in tile-drained agricultural lands in the US Midwest with specific focus on the Illinois River and Great Lakes Basins. The applied modeling work will leverage insights of existing computationally intensive process-based models as well as availability of high-resolution spatial data (e.g., airborne LiDAR and space based remote sensing) and novel in situ sensing deployed as part of the USGS GLRI and Next Generation Observing System (NGWOS) efforts. 

The new employee will join a collaborative group of scientists (from USGS, EPA, University of Illinois) with a wide range of expertise. The initial appointment will be for two years with continuation based on performance and continued availability of funds. The postdoc will be hired at a GS-12 (starts at $82,830), and we are seeking scientists with experience and expertise in process-based and/or machine learning modeling and knowledge of high-performance computing. In addition, exposure to hybrid process-guided machine learning approaches, which can bridge physically based and data-driven methods, is desirable but not required. Duties include leading a collaborative modeling team, preparing data and identifying data gaps, developing, applying, and evaluating watershed models, and communicating results through presentations and scientific publications.  

The position is posted to USAJobs and will open be open from February 1st – 28th. Please carefully read all requirements and qualifications in USAjobs. To qualify for this postdoc fellowship, you must meet the basic education requirements, and be within 5 years of receiving your PhD (no earlier than Feb 1, 2018) or can complete requirements before your start date. You will need to submit unofficial transcripts that show you have the required coursework, a resume that shows you have the required experience/expertise, and a short research proposal that describes the work you’ll do. Please reach out to the research advisor Randy Hunt ( about the proposal or to the hiring manager Kelly Warner ( with questions about the position.  

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(Now Closed) Illinois Water Resources Center—Undergraduate Hourly: Student Assistant

The Prairie Research Institute and the Illinois Water Resources Center, a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Illinois, are seeking several motivated, resourceful, and tech-savvy undergraduate students to join our team.

The duties across all opportunities will include the following:

  • Producing materials that may include, but are not limited to, ads, posters, brochures, newsletters, flyers, digital ads, displays, banners, window signs, special events, mobile apps, and websites.
  • Adhering to University of Illinois and Prairie Research Institute branding and style guidelines.
  • Archiving, organizing, and managing Center data while ensuring its protection for future use in research and policy making for the Center.
  • Assisting with evaluating, updating, and adding content to the Illinois Water Resources Center website and social media accounts.

Desired experience per opportunity includes the following:

  • Web Design & Development Intern
    • Experience with WordPress
    • Experience with, or willingness to learn, Elementor
    • Knowledge of Intermediate SEO (using WordPress plug-ins)
    • Knowledge of Basic HTML & CSS
    • Experience with interactive design platforms, including, but not limited to, Figma and Adobe XD
    • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
    • Knowledge of JavaScript & PHP a plus but not required
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate with supervisors clearly and concisely on project status
  • Marketing & Communications Intern
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to tell an engaging story in multiple formats and of various lengths (e.g., photos, video clips, and words)
    • Understand internet and social media marketing best practices
    • Experience with multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
    • Experience with design platforms, including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva
    • Experience with mass emailing platforms (prior Webtools knowledge a plus but not required)
    • Excellent proofreading and editing skills; strong attention to detail
    • Knowledge of Basic SEO (using WordPress plug-ins)
  • Graphic Design Intern
    • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • Experience with many different types of design, such as print and digital
    • Understanding of current design trends and best practices
    • Ability to solve new design problems in innovative ways
    • Strong layout and typography skills
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Ability to communicate with supervisors clearly and concisely on project status

Wages for the successful candidate(s) will be commensurate with experience. The candidate will be expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week during standard business hours (M-F, 8 am to 5 pm), but scheduling is otherwise flexible and will accommodate the student’s class schedule and U of I holidays and breaks. This will be a remote work position until remote work needs change.

To apply, send your resume, a short cover letter, and an original writing and/or design sample no later than January 31, 2023, to Amy Weckle (