[ES_JOBS_NET] Post Doctoral Fellow, dynamic of complex channel networks on river deltas, Univ. of Arkansas

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Apr 15 15:07:17 MDT 2019


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About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation's top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation's strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

About the College:

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president, and longtime U.S. senator. The mission of the College comes from the writings of Senator Fulbright: "...the highest function of higher education is the teaching of things in perspective, toward the purposes of enriching the life of the individual, cultivating the free and inquiring mind, and advancing the effort to bring reason, justice, and humanity into the relations of men and nations."

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

About the Department:
The Department of Geosciences is an interdisciplinary program composed of 23 faculty in Geography and Geology offering bachelor and master degrees in geography and geology, and Ph.D. in Geosciences. The Department also participates in two interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Environmental Dynamics and Space and Planetary Sciences. The department is also closely affiliated with the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), Tree-Ring Laboratory, Arkansas Water Resources Center, and the University of Arkansas Stable Isotope Laboratory.

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The Department of Geosciences in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the research group of Dr. John Shaw. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will use various techniques to investigate the dynamic of complex channel networks on river deltas, and other duties as assigned.

The is a one-year appointment, renewable based on the need for the position, availability of funding, and continued satisfactory level of performance in the role.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

*        Ph.D. in earth sciences, physics, engineering, or a related field conferred by the start of employment
*        Experience in the study of channelized flow, unchannelized flow, or complex networks
*        Demonstrated analytical skills using mathematics and programming languages (Python, Matlab)

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Preferred Qualifications

*        Demonstrated expertise in physical sedimentology and/or river delta morphodynamics and hydrology
*        Experience with complex analysis or potential theory

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

*        Knowledge of modeling and quantitative analysis using Python or Matlab
*        Knowledge and expertise in statistics, physical sedimentology, and laboratory experiments
*        Ability to construct numerical models of physical processes and test the model against data

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

*        Balancing
*        Climbing
*        Crawling
*        Crouching
*        Driving
*        Feeling
*        Kneeling
*        Reaching
*        Sharps

*        Grasping
*        Hearing
*        Lifting
*        Pulling
*        Pushing
*        Repetitive motion
*        Sitting
*        Standing
*        Stooping
*        Walking

*        Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
*        Talking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions

The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes., The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Work Schedule

40 hours/week (schedule will vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible


Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions.


Work Location/Building

Fayetteville Campus - G. David Gearhart Hall

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Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Types of Background Checks Required

National criminal background and registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Recruitment Contact Information

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at jobs.uark.edu<http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/33477>. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

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Hiring Location

222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Fayetteville, AR

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