iUTAH will have opportunities, resources and project activities available to support the involvement of students, teachers and researchers at all academic levels.
The University of Utah will be a satellite site for summer school courses offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering. Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government, and industry are invited to sign up now. The two courses offered are:
- Data Intensive Summer School (July 8 - 10, 2013)
- Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors (July 29-Aug. 2, 2013)
This Virtual School courses will be delivered to sites nationwide using high-definition videoconferencing technologies, allowing students to participate at a number of convenient locations where they will be able to work with a cohort of fellow computational scientists, have access to local experts, and interact in real time with course instructors.
State of Utah
Depatment: Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights
Status: Summer 2013, Full or Part Time; up to 40 hours / week
Depatment: Engineering Department
Status: May – August 2013, 40 hours per week, possibility to be part time during school
Energy Commercialization Center (ECC) Internship
The Energy Commercialization Center seeks passionate, motivated students that are interested in a sustainable, carbon free energy economy. With a strong inter-disciplinary focus, this organization is in need of mature and ambitious students studying engineering, law,business, marketing, environmental studies, etc. Communication and writing skills are imperative.
Utah Department of Environmental Quality / Division of Water Quality
Depatment: Water Quality Management Section
Status: Mid‐May through Mid‐September, 40 hours per week
USU Water Quality Extension Intern
Status: 30-40 hours starting in May through the summer with a possibility to continue into the school year. Occasional work on Saturdays
Utah Geological Survey (UGS)
Depatment: Geologic Hazards Program
Status: Full time (summer) and part time (during school year)
Doctoral Research Fellowship Hydrologic Modeling of Coupled Human Natural Systems Utah State University
Utah State University invites applications for a PhD‐level graduate research fellowship to develop technical approaches for coupling hydrologic models in support of developing holistic models of natural and human mediated hydrology of western water systems. This fellowship opportunity will start in Fall 2013 and is part of a multi-‐year, NSF funded study aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in Utah’s urbanizing Wasatch Range Metropolitan Area (WRMA).The successful applicant will be expected to:
- Conceptually model the natural and human mediated hydrologic systems of western water systems to identify important flow paths, stores, and hydrologic processes.
- Develop component-‐based, coupled models for quantifying current water supplies and demands and assessing potential future impacts to the supply and availability of water from land use change, population growth, changing urban form, and hydroclimatic changes.
- Work collaboratively with researchers and students assessing potential impacts to ecosystem services to ensure that required linkages are aligned in time and space.
- Work collaboratively with iUTAH social science teams to ensure that appropriate organizations, decision making processes, and interactions among urban form, environmental change, water infrastructure, and water use decision making are accounted for in the models.
Candidates should have (or expect to complete by August 2013) a masters degree in civil and/or environmental engineering or in a relevant related discipline.
Utah State University invites applications for a PhD-level graduate research fellowship to quantify and value ecosystem services in coupled human natural western water systems. This fellowship opportunity will start in Fall 2013 and is part of a multi-year, NSF-funded iUTAH project aimed at understanding water resources sustainability in Utah’s urbanizing Wasatch Front. The successful applicant will:
- Conceptually model ecosystems and ecosystem services in human and natural water systems of Cache Valley, UT,
- Quantify and value supporting (e.g., nutrient cycling), provisioning (e.g., water supply), regulating (e.g., water purification, flood regulation), and cultural (e.g., aesthetic, recreation) hydrologic ecosystem services,
- Develop a systems model to represent current supply and demand of ecosystem services as well as potential future impacts from land use change, population growth, changing urban form, and hydroclimatic changes, and
- Work collaboratively with other iUTAH researchers to ensure that developed ecosystem service model components are aligned both holistically and in time and space with other project work.
Candidates should have (or expect to complete by July 2013) a masters degree in watershed sciences, ecology, hydrology, physical geography, civil and/or environmental engineering, economics, or a related discipline.
We seek an individual who will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 1. In
this announcement, we seek postdoctoral applicants to work with faculty on one of the following topics:
- Coupled processes in mountain aquatic/terrestrial ecology
- Urban eco-hydrology and/or hydro-ecology
- Ecosystem processes along montane through urban transitions
- Coupled regional climate and urban climate modeling
Only one of the above theme areas will be filled at this time with this announcement. Theme areas not filled now will become opportunities to fill in the future. The successful candidate will become a postdoctoral associate at either the University of Utah or Utah State University. Postdoctoral positions are expected to be 2-year appointments. However, each position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.
This post-doctoral fellowship in Social and Engineered Systems, we seek an individual who will work with iUTAH hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers in Focus Area 2. We seek post-doctoral applicants to work with faculty on at least one of the following topics:
- Dynamics of water use and water system decision-making in the urban and urbanizing environment
- Impacts of urban form and built water infrastructure (including green infrastructure) on water system outcomes
- Methods for engaging stakeholders and water managers in participatory modeling of urban and urbanizing water systems
Only one of the above theme areas will be filled at this time. Theme areas not filled at this time will become opportunities to fill in the future. The successful candidate will become a post-doctoral associate based at either the University of Utah or Utah State University. The position has an initial appointment of one year, with the option of renewal for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress and the availability of funds.
iUTAH seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work with a team of hydrologists, ecologists, climate scientists, social scientists, planners, and engineers to:
- Lead an effort to refine a conceptual model that represents the major water pools and fluxes in our study domain that guides the study of human-natural interactions related to local water sustainability
- Oversee the inventory and documentation of relevant models currently used by Utah scientists to study aspects of the water system in the Wasatch Front, including hydrologic, ecological, climate, land use, and agent-based models
- Contribute to an ongoing inventory of historic and current data on the inputs, outputs, and system states associated with these models
- Work with stakeholders and scientists to develop a suite of scenarios representing future changes in the water system that can be used as a common basis for model evaluations by the interdisciplinary project team
Within this broad framework, the fellow will be expected to conduct an independent research project on coupled human-natural water processes using local datasets and/or developing and linking water-related models in the study region. The initial appointment is for one year, with the option of renewal for an additional year. The fellow will choose either the University of Utah in Salt Lake City or Utah State University in Logan but will also meet frequently with project participants at other campuses in Utah.
The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology in collaboration with the Ecology Center at Utah State University invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology beginning August 2013. We seek to fill this position with a sociologist or allied social scientist whose primary research interests include the human dimensions of environmental problems. Preference will be given to candidates with substantial experience integrating social, cultural and institutional factors into interdisciplinary studies of coupled human-natural water systems, particularly in urban and urbanizing areas. This unique opportunity is linked to a recently awarded cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation and the state designed to expand the capacity of Utah’s research faculty to conduct interdisciplinary research to address water sustainability challenges along the greater Wasatch Front. More Information...
Asst. Professor, CEE Hydroinformatics at Utah State University
DESCRIPTION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Hydroinformatics
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of hydrology and environmental engineering with an emphasis on hydrologic and environmental data management and information systems, environmental monitoring and sensor networks, and data intensive modeling. The successful applicant will work collaboratively in these areas to help lead groundbreaking projects to develop hydrologic information systems, cyberinfrastructure and advance hydrology and water resources engineering. More Information...
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin December 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be completed on-line at: http://t.co/0gdcNqwQ.
Questions should be directed to Professor David Tarboton, Search Committee Chair, (435) 797 3172, email@example.com. Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities.
Faculty Position at University of New Hampshire
DESCRIPTION: Open-rank tenure/tenure track position in Earth System Science / Coupled Human and Natural Systems
The University of New Hampshire seeks outstanding applicants for an open-rank tenure/tenure track position that will enhance our existing strengths in earth and environmental sciences and engineering. The successful applicant will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas pertaining to Earth system science and the interface between human and natural systems: interactions between ecosystems and climate, human dimensions of global change, remote sensing and geospatial analysis, sustainability science, adaptation to climate change, social-ecological systems, land use/land cover dynamics, and process-based modeling of environmental change.
Applicants coming from physical, ecological or social sciences and environmental engineering backgrounds are equally encouraged to apply, provided their interest is in working across traditional disciplinary boundaries to address pressing societal concerns involving human-driven environmental change.
Applicants will be expected to join a state-wide team investigating "Interactions Among Climate, Land Use, Ecosystems Services and Society." It is anticipated that the network of collaborators participating in this project will provide abundant opportunity for the successful applicant to develop new initiatives in research and teaching and build a productive and rewarding career.
The position will be a joint appointment with a research program housed in UNH’s Earth Systems Research Center and an academic appointment in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Civil Engineering, or Earth Sciences (depending on the interests and strengths of the successful candidate). In addition to establishing an independent, externally funded research program the successful applicant will supervise students, and contribute to the teaching mission of the home Department.
Applications, consisting of a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and the names and contact information for three referees should be sent to: Susan Higgins, Search Committee coordinator
EPSCOR program office
Greg Hall, Room 216
35 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824
Electronic submission of application materials (preferred) in pdf format may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about this position may be addressed to the Search Committee coordinator by email (email@example.com) or phone (603 862 1804). Search committee members are also available to answer questions about this position and the University of New Hampshire: Jack Dibb (chair), Kevin Gardner, Jim Malley, Bill McDowell, Scott Ollinger, and Ruth Varner (firstname.lastname@example.org). Rank is open and will be consistent with qualifications. Preferred starting date is September, 2013. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Water, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The Department of Geography and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invite applications from outstanding scholars for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the general area of water.
The Department of Geography invites applications for a position focused on the Biophysical Dimensions of Water. We seek an energetic scholar who can provide leadership in one or more areas related to the climatological, hydrological, ecological, geomorphological, or health aspects of water. We are particularly interested in candidates who engage human-environment interactions from a physical science perspective.
The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a position with a focus on Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions. The candidate’s research focus may include the physics and/or chemistry of interactions among groundwater, hydrothermal reservoirs, soil water, permafrost, rivers, lakes, and other active reservoirs of liquid water at or near the surface of the Earth. The strongest candidates will conduct research relevant to water as a resource in sustaining natural ecosystems and human societies and as a key component of Earth’s critical zone. The successful candidate will also have teaching and service responsibilities in the interdisciplinary Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and postdoctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable.
The successful candidates will be expected to establish dynamic, externally funded research programs and demonstrate excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They may also wish to take advantage of existing relationships with other departments and research centers including the Institute for the Environment, the Water Institute, the Department of Marine Sciences, the Curriculum for Ecology and Environment, and centers and programs at nearby Duke University and North Carolina State University. Both departments have strong commitments to interdisciplinary and international research and teaching.
Applicants for each position must submit a letter of application, statements of research and teaching interests, vita, and contact information (names, addresses, email, and phone numbers) of four references on-line at http://hr.unc.edu/jobseekers/search.htm. Review of applications will begin on December 20th, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. For more information on the Departments and the University please visit our web pages at geography.unc.edu and www.geosci.unc.edu. If you have questions about the positions, please contact Dr. Chip Konrad, email@example.com (Tel: 919-962-3873 or 843-4527) in Geography or Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky, firstname.lastname@example.org (Tel: 919-962-4239) in Geological Sciences.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
NCIIA E-Team Program
Spring Deadline: May 10, 2013
NCIIA is excited to announce its new E-Team Program, providing early-stage support and funding of up to $75,000 for student and faculty innovators and entrepreneurs working on market-based technology inventions. The three-stage program expands on NCIIA's E-Team grants to include entrepreneurial and venture coaching, workshops and a potential networking and investment opportunity to better prepare your technology-innovation for market. More Information...