[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor, Ecohydrological Modeling and Informatics

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Oct 11 16:08:35 MDT 2013

Assistant Professor, Ecohydrological Modeling and Informatics

The Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC) =
at Virginia Tech is=20
seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure-track, research and teaching pos=
ition in Ecohydrological=20
Modeling and Informatics with emphasis in forested landscapes. This posit=
ion is part of a cluster hire=20
of seven new faculty in water resources across campus. This position will=
 focus on integration and=20
feedbacks among hydrology, ecosystem processes, and human decision-making=
 using modeling and=20
information technology.


=95 Teach undergraduate- and graduate-level course(s) in ecohydrology and=
 informatics for students in=20
natural resources, including those in our new undergraduate environmental=
 informatics major
=95 Support graduate students and research programs with external funding=

=95 Advise undergraduate students and mentor graduate students
=95 Actively collaborate with other water resources faculty on campus
=95 Conduct innovative research in natural and water resources leading to=
 significant peer-reviewed=20
=95 Participate in department, college, and university service and govern=
=95 Adhere to the responsibilities of the general faculty as described by=
 the Faculty Handbook=20

Required Qualifications:

=95 Ph.D. with emphasis in ecohydrological modeling/informatics relating =
to forested ecosystems
=95 Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines
=95 A strong commitment for excellence in research and teaching=20
=95 Effective communication skills
=95 Evidence of vision, creativity, and leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

=95 Background in forest ecosystems
=95 Interest and experience in one or more of the following:
=96 integrating multiple data sources/sensor networks to study large wate=
=96 development and use of dynamic spatial simulation ecohydrological mod=
=96 managing complex environmental data systems and model applications
=96 examining how changes in land use, climate, and disturbance affect ec=
ohydrological systems
=96 modeling the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum
=96 characterizing spatial patterns in evapotranspiration
=96 exploring how hydrologic variability affects ecosystem structure
=96 combining field and remotely sensed data with numerical modeling tool=
s to address water and=20
energy balances at large spatial scales

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience=20

Starting Date: Anticipated hire date of August, 2014

Application Procedure:=20
Online application is required. https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/427=
Requests for confidentiality will be respected.
Review of applications will begin on or about November 1, 2013, and conti=
nue until a suitable=20
applicant is selected.

For additional information about this position, please contact:
Dr. Randolph Wynne, Search Committee Chair
Virginia Tech=20
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation=20
(540) 231-7811=20
wynne at vt.edu

Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, which is situated in th=
e Blue Ridge Mountains. The=20
population of the area is approximately 100,000. The climate is pleasant =
with four distinct seasons.=20
Numerous recreational opportunities exist in the surrounding area. Blacks=
burg was recently=20
recognized as one of the =93Top 10=94 places to live in the United States=
 by Outside Magazine. Additional=20
information on Blacksburg can be found at http://www.blacksburg.gov/.

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, =
in that spirit, seeks a broad=20
spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, and people with disa=
bilities. Individuals with=20
disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should no=
tify Janaki Alavalapati,=20
Department Head (540-231-5483 Voice/1-800-828-1120 VTRS), by the applicat=
ion deadline.
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