Postdoctoral Fellowship on Ecohydrology and Hydrological Dynamics At Washington State University-Vancouver

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July 12, 2014

Washington State University-VancouverPostdoctoral Fellowship on Ecohydrology and Hydrological Dynamics

Seeking: an exceptional and motivated individual to join the Washington State University-Vancouver Ecohydrology and Hydrological Dynamics group to conduct creative, original research at the postdoctoral level. This unique Postdoctoral Fellowship provides the qualified candidate an opportunity to propose and achieve original, high-quality research within the relatively open-ended areas of ecohydrology and hydrological dynamics. The position will be full-time, plus benefits. WSU-Vancouver is a vibrant, rapidly growing institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean, and as such offers an exceptional quality of life. For more information on the Ecohydrology and Hydrological Dynamics group moving to WSU-V, see http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/moffett/.

To apply, send as a single pdf email attachment: a 1-3 page research proposal including background on your research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 4 persons willing to serve as references, to Dr. Kevan B. Moffett, kevan.moffett@wsu.edu, School of the Environment, Washington State University-Vancouver, with EHD Postdoc in the email subject line.

Example areas of existing interest in the research group that might be proposed include: alternative stable states and ecohydrological organization of freshwater or saltwater wetlands; heterogeneous landscape water use and land-atmosphere water-energy-carbon flux coupling; mechanistic vascular plant hydraulics; vegetation-groundwater interactions; periodic and episodic hydrological signals and extreme events; fluvial eco-hydro-geomorphological processes; and urban or agricultural ecohydrology. These areas will not necessarily be given preference, however: project proposals are not limited to these areas and are encouraged to reflect the original and creative research interests of the applicant in any aspect of ecohydrology or hydrological dynamics. Desired aspects of the research include: development of at least one field study area in the Pacific Northwest and 2D or 3D pattern and process numerical modeling. Additional potential aspects include remote sensing image analysis and/or laboratory experiments. The research is expected to generate multiple high-quality peer-reviewed scientific articles and conference presentations within the time of appointment.

Applications received by August 18, 2014 will receive full consideration and will be considered on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled. Washington State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:
• PhD related to hydrology/hydrogeology/ecohydrology or related field (e.g., geomorphology, soil science, ecology, biogeochemistry, environmental engineering, environmental fluid mechanics).

• Demonstrated ability working across disciplines, independently developing and leading original research, and integrating field, modeling, and possibly remote sensing studies.

• Demonstrated excellent written and oral English communication skills, including strong record of peer-reviewed scientific publication.

• Appointment must begin between 1 January and 1 October 2015, with PhD completed prior.

• Appointment is for 1 year; expectation of renewal for 2nd year pending quality performance.

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