The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions focused on water, one with a specific focus on remote sensing of water (https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/
These positions can be structured as traditional 9-month, 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) faculty positions, or alternatively as 12-month positions at 0.75 FTE. In either case, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will secure funding to augment the university-provided salary.
Remote Sensing of Water:
We seek a colleague who will develop and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program in the remote sensing of water, including snow and ice, and who will teach high quality undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful applicant is expected to use novel remote sensing approaches to observe and model the spatial and temporal patterns of water stocks and surface and subsurface fluxes of water to/from the oceans, vegetation, soil, snow and ice, aquifers, surface water bodies and watersheds across all scales in the landscape. Spatial and temporal distributions and fluxes of water are of increasing relevance for understanding climate dynamics and water scarcity for ecosystems and humans.The successful applicant will help lead major innovative research directions in CEOAS linking atmosphere, vegetation, hydrosphere, and human systems. We seek an outstanding scholar to develop cutting-edge strategies to combine remote sensing technologies with direct measurements, existing or new. This could involve using spatial and temporal data on water storage to model and infer fluxes of moisture to and from the atmosphere, to understand vegetation water stress, human withdrawals of water from surface and subsurface reservoirs, to anticipate emergent drought conditions, and/or to understand or predict other natural hazards or impacts on humans. The successful applicant will devise new applications and analyses for linking traditional remotely-sensed imagery with novel technologies to clarify interactions between water, climate, terrestrial landscapes, and human systems.
Requirements include Ph.D. in physical geography, water resources, geospatial science, earth sciences, environmental sciences, or other related discipline by the start of employment. To review the complete announcement and to submit application documents see https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/67234. For full consideration apply by 11/16/2018.
We seek a colleague who will develop and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program in the field of hydrogeology and who will teach high quality undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful applicant is expected to explore the subsurface and/or surface distribution and movement of water in rock and soil to clarify interactions between water, climate, terrestrial and/or marine landscapes, and human systems. We seek an outstanding scholar with experience in fundamental Earth Science questions across a range of temporal and spatial scales, such as linkages between the hydrologic cycle, erosion and weathering; terrestrial water supply resilience in a changing environment; or storage, transport, or remediation of environmental contaminants. These issues are critical to existing research programs and an effective curriculum within CEOAS and across OSU. This position will have the opportunity to develop collaborations within CEOAS and across OSU, including in Earth surface processes, environmental geochemistry, fluid-mineral reactions, and/or paleoclimate, and have access to world class existing campus geochemical laboratories, field sites, and imaging facilities.
Requirements include Ph.D. in hydrogeology, geology, hydrology, water resources, or other related discipline by the start of employment. To review the complete announcement and to submit application documents see https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/67233. For full consideration apply by 11/16/2018.