Postdoctoral Researcher (UPDATED)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Researcher (UPDATED)
Department Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (0469)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: the Minimum Qualifications of this posting have been edited to require a PhD now specifically in Hydrology, Watershed Management, Civil Engineering, or a related field. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher interested in deepened understanding of urban hydrologic and ecosystem processes. In particular, a scholar with interests in understanding the impacts of urban development patterns and the implementation of low-impact development practices including green storm water infrastructure (GSI) would build our team up in a constructive manner. Our group seeks to understand GSI as a useful tool in the development of sustainable urban water solutions for arid and semi-arid cities. The proposed modelling work will focus on understanding how urban form and GSI intersect to determine hydrologic response, biogeochemical processing, water quality and vegetation canopy processes. This modelling will be conducted in the context of a large inter-disciplinary team and the investigation of ecosystem services and how they the natural systems to the social system are key components of the proposed work.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

This postdoctoral researchers will assist project investigators on diverse research tasks such as gathering and reviewing academic literature, construction and implementation of watershed modelling and integration of models with decision science. In addition, researchers will work with project team members to engage with water policy stakeholders in cities across Arizona

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Hydrology, Watershed Management, Civil Engineering, or related field, and strong foundation in hydrologic science, computational modelling and working on inter-disciplinary teams.

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20511
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Thomas Meixner
(520) 626-1532

Open Date 02/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/22/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a PhD in Hydrology, Watershed Management, Civil Engineering, or a related field, AND a strong foundation in hydrologic science, computational modelling, and working on inter-disciplinary teams?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents