[ECOLOG-L] Two Hydrology Assistant Professor Positions at the University of Nebraska

*Watershed Hydrologist*

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank
in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with appointments in
teaching and research. The incumbent is expected to lead and coordinate a
nationally-recognized research and education program in managing water
resources.

Research (60%): Conduct basic and applied research in hydrologic processes
and water resources management at multiple scales, with emphasis on
understanding water resources within watersheds, especially the water
balance in watersheds. Knowledge gained will be used to develop
methodologies to manage the interactions of surface water with ground water
and/or the atmosphere at the watershed scale in systems of importance to
Nebraska. The faculty member will play a significant role in conducting
scientific research to educate students and the public about water resource
management issues in Nebraska by contributing to the IANR Science Literacy
Initiative, especially in those parts of the state in which
evapotranspiration exceeds rainfall in a typical year. The faculty member
is expected to secure extramural funding to maintain the research program;
recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students and research staff members,
including research associates, visiting scientists, and research
assistants; publish research results in peer-reviewed journals; and present
research findings at regional, national, and international meetings,
seminars, workshops, and national/international events. The incumbent is
expected to prepare a research project outline that is approved by the
Agricultural research Division (ARD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA); and provide scholarly service in support of departmental programs.

Teaching (40%): Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of
watershed hydrology and other courses in the faculty member’s area of
interest. Specific course assignments may change based on experience and
interests of the faculty member, student interest, and major, department,
or college need. Course load will include three courses per academic year,
and may be adjusted as needed. The faculty member will collaborate with
other UNL faculty members to enhance the teaching mission of CASNR and the
water science program; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students;
advise undergraduate, and graduate student organizations; present guest
lectures, participate in recruitment, retention, and placement activities;
participate in teaching outcomes assessment, instructional improvement,
curriculum development, and teaching scholarship; and review/further
develop existing courses. Contributions to the unit and college’s online
education program are encouraged as appropriate.
Full information at: http://ift.tt/1IrE8nu

*Groundwater Hydrologist*
This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank
in the School of Natural Resources in the Institute of Agriculture and
Natural Resources, with appointments in extension and research; the
position is organizationally part of the Conservation and Survey Division,
a unit of the School of Natural Resources. The incumbent is expected to
lead and coordinate a nationally-recognized research and education program
in characterizing and managing ground water resources.

Research (70%): The faculty member will conduct basic and applied research
in ground water hydrology – specifically the interactions between
landscapes, land uses, agroecosystems, and ground water resources –
including the impacts of climate variability on aquifers, stream flows, and
other water resources in Nebraska. Research should develop methodologies
that focus on the hydrologic cycle in systems of importance to Nebraska,
with emphasis on regional hydrogeology, hydrology, or ground water-surface
water interactions. The faculty member will play a significant role in
conducting scientific research to educate students and the public about
water resource management issues in Nebraska, by contributing to the
IANR Science
Literacy Initiative, especially in those parts of the state in which
evapotranspiration exceeds rainfall in a typical year, and is expected to
secure extramural funding to maintain the research program; recruit,
advise, and mentor graduate students; publish research results in
peer-reviewed journals; and present research findings at regional,
national, and international professional meetings. The incumbent is
expected to prepare a research project that is approved by the Agricultural
Research Division (ARD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Extension (30%): The faculty member will develop an extension program to
translate findings from the research appointment to educational programs –
both for ground water practitioners and for the lay public – in the area of
interactions between landscapes, land uses, agroecosystems, and ground
water resources; and, will collaborate with other UNL faculty members to
enhance the extension programming of the university related to
characterization and management of the ground water resources of Nebraska.
It is expected that a significant portion of these activities will focus on
the area of Nebraska in which evapotranspiration exceeds rainfall in a
typical year, and that efforts will be made to develop collaborative
programs with state agencies and non-profit organizations in Nebraska with
missions to promote the most effective and efficient management of water
resources in Nebraska.
Full information at: http://ift.tt/1vxwRrR
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Amy Burgin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Natural Resources
University of Nebraska

412 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68583-0974

http://ift.tt/1IrEb2G
cell: (515) 371 – 3485
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