Date Posted: Jun 7, 2019
The University of Virginia’s pan-University Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) seeks to hire a postdoctoral research associate for a new project in Resilient Urban Water Systems with Charles Vorosmarty (City University of New York) and Garrick Louis (University of Virginia). The ERI is launching a Water Futures Initiative (WFI) to explore and develop new knowledge and solutions to a set of our most pressing challenges in the availability, quality and allocation of water in local to global communities. This position is one of three offered by the WFI in each of three focus areas: Water Security, Justice and Politics; Urban Water; and Coastal Land Margins. The initiative is based on interdisciplinary, multi-institution collaborative teams which are led by a pair of Faculty Fellows: for the following projects: 1) Water Security, Justice, and Politics (this position), 2) Resilient Urban Water Systems, and 3) Coastal Water Futures. A full description of each of the working groups can be found on ERI’s website at https://eri.virginia.edu/wfi/.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD on a water-related topic in a discipline relevant to the desired working group is required. Ability to work as part of a team is required, and previous experience with interdisciplinary teams is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication of scientific results, strong emotional intelligence, and ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks are required skills. Each research associate will be mentored by both leads, and will interact with the full team.
The Resilient Urban Water Systems group seeks a research associate with strong skills in hydrological, watershed and/or hydraulic modeling; geographic information systems--geospatial database development and analysis; remote sensing; Preference will be given to applicants with skills in network analysis, machine learning, and infrastructure policy.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a cover letter including an indication of what working group you are interested in, CV, a statement of research interests within the broad area of environmental resilience and sustainability, and a list of three references including contact information.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on June 15, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is initially a one-year appointment; renewable for an additional two, six-month increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.