[GilbertClub] Asst./Assoc. Prof. of Watershed Analysis – Montana State University

Job AnnouncementAssistant/Associate Professor of Watershed Analysis
The department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences is
seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual who will embrace a
multi-disciplinary approach to quantitative watershed hydrology and
understanding the couplings among natural, agricultural, and human
systems. The candidate will have a vision of how simulation-based
watershed analysis can be used to address critical fundamental and
applied questions.
Tenure track, academic year (AY, 1.0 FTE)
renewable nine (9) month contract appointment. 63% research (Montana
Agricultural Experiment Station), and 27% teaching (College of
Agriculture), 10% Service. Academic rank depending of qualifications
and experience.
Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2016;
however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate
applicant pool has been established.
For detailed job announcement and application instructions, please
Research responsibilities include developing a nationally
competitive program in quantitative watershed science and modeling
that complements departmental emphases in watershed hydrology,
land-atmosphere interactions, aquatic and terrestrial landscape
hydroecology, restoration ecology, cropping systems, land
reclamation, soil science, biogeochemistry, and spatial sciences.
Examples of synergistic research areas include (but are not limited
to): analysis and simulation of hydrological systems; understanding
the influence of drought and climate variability on water quality
and quantity; development, evaluation, and selection of
mechanistically appropriate precipitation-runoff models; integrative
modeling of hydro-ecological/water quality/biogeochemical processes;
integrating these watershed models with simulations of agronomic
subsystems or other coupled human subsystems; scaling understanding
of land use change from the headwater to meso- and regional scales;
data assimilation and validation techniques (e.g. multi-criteria
validation); and uncertainty analyses in hydrological modeling. The
successful candidate will be expected to participate in high-quality
graduate and undergraduate programs by teaching, advising and
mentoring students. Instructional responsibilities include one
annual co-convened undergraduate course in watershed analysis, one
annual graduate course focusing on creating and applying
environmental models, and active participation in high-quality
graduate programs. Additional responsibilities include departmental
citizenship, and outreach and service consistent with the
University’s Land-Grant mission. Joint appointment with Institute on
Ecosystems is encouraged.

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