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Vacancies 17 December 2020

Vacancies in soil science and related fields. Use ISMC Vacancies as reference.


Post Doc Land Surface Modelling [dynamical modelling] (24 Months) at Maynooth University, Ireland

Research Fellow Inverse Modelling (24 Months) at Maynooth University, Ireland

Terrain-AI (T-AI) is a collaborative research project coordinated by Maynooth University, and supported by Science Foundation Ireland’s Strategic Partnership Programme involving Teagasc, TCD, UCD, UL and DCU together with primary Industry partner Microsoft. T-AI’s core R&D activity revolves around improving our knowledge and understanding of Land Use activity - as this relates to Climate Change. Expanding global populations, agricultural intensification and climate change are increasing pressures on natural and managed environments. To maximise sustainable land use, it is essential that we develop tools and information services that can inform more effective and sustainable management practices. The objective of this research is to integrate a national network of benchmark test-sites and a digital data platform capable of integrating, analysing and visualising large volumes of Earth observation data-streams, including data from satellites, drones and on-site measurements and integrating these datasets into appropriate modelling approaches to simulate greenhouse gas fluxes, sources and sinks. The overall aim of T-AI is to increase our understanding of how management practices can influence carbon emissions arising from the landscape, thus enabling more sustainable land management within environmental and regulatory constraints. The Lead Principal Investigators in Maynooth, Dr Rowan Fealy and Prof Tim McCarthy, are from the Departments of Geography and Computer Science respectively. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the research area, the project involves collaboration across Geography, Computer Science, the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) and the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS) in Maynooth.


3 Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at the University of Oklahoma, USA  

The University of Oklahoma seeks three new colleagues to fill tenure-track Assistant Professor positions within the School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy to begin in August 2021. These positions are part of a university-wide strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. Review will start on January 4th, 2021, and continue until these positions are successfully filled. See link for detail

Critical Zone (CZ) Geoscience:
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Assistant Professor, Stanford University, California, US

The Stanford University School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. All four Stanford Earth departments are partnering in this search and a successful candidate will be appointed in one of these departments (Earth System Science, Energy Resources Engineering, Geological Science and Geophysic). Review of applications will begin in January 2021 and continue until the position is filled. See link for details


Assistant Professor of Physical Geography, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
We are looking to hire a physical geographer who pursues societally relevant questions that help us better understand environmental and Earth systems, including how they are transformed by human-induced or other disturbances. Specific areas of research include, but are not limited to, soil science, biogeography, climatology, watershed science, and cryosphere science. The applicant should have training and experience in relevant research methods such as field methods, modeling, or remote sensing. As part of the normal teaching load of three courses per year, the successful candidate will rotate regularly into a large introductory physical geography class as well as upper-division classes in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Full consideration for applications received by December 18 2020. See link for detail


Professor and Chair of Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Opportunity for an innovative, dynamic and inspiring scholar in the field of Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management (HWM) to join our faculty and lead the HWM chair group at Wageningen University & Research. Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management is a successful and committed research group, integrating hydrology and hydraulics to fundamentally understand and quantify hydrological processes in river basins, aquifers and deltas. In this realm, the group addresses contemporary and projected impacts of global climate change and sea-level rise, which are interwoven with society, the socio-economic system, and land use change. The Chair of HWM seeks to tackle these challenges through measuring and monitoring using, often newly developed, in situ or remote sensing techniques, and numerical or conceptual modelling across scales. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 January 2021. See link for the detail


Postdoctoral Researcher, Harvard University, USA

Postdoctoral position in terrestrial ecosystem dynamics in the laboratory of Professor Paul Moorcroft The successful candidate will be involved in a research project examining regional variation in forest carbon uptake and storage via assimilation of lidar-derived measurements of forest structure into a process-based terrestrial biosphere model. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. See link for detail

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
The Ward lab in the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University is seeking a motivated postdoctoral or more senior research associate to explore the pathways and mechanisms of nitrogen transformations in marine systems (oxygen minimum zones, estuaries, coastal environment). This project seeks molecular and biochemical evidence to explain novel nitrogen transformations detected in seawater using metagenomics databases as well as targeted analysis of experimental samples. Review of applications will begin 1 January 2021 and continue until the position is filled. See link for detail


Postdoctoral Fellow, CIMMYT, Nairobi, Kenya
CIMMYT is seeking an outstanding, motivated candidate for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in modelling agricultural crops. The position offers a career opportunity for a researcher interested in the use of crop models for risk assessment and climate change adaptation. The successful candidate will work in the Sustainable Intensification Program as a member of the ARISE project (Agriculture Resilience, Inclusive, and Sustainable Enterprise) funded by the EU, and in collaboration with CIRAD, France and Imperial College, London, UK. Screening and follow up of applications will begin on Monday, January 4th, 2021. See link for the detail


Postdoctoral Researcher, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, Rennes, France
Postdoctoral Researcher will contribute to the French CRITEX program (Challenging equipments for the temporal and spatial exploration of the Critical Zone at the catchment scale) and lead a collaborative work between INRAE, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and several Universities by working with scientists from the following teams: SAS and Geosciences Rennes (Rennes), IPGP (Paris), HYCAR (Antony), and LHyGes (Strasbourg). He/she will be an active member of the French scientific community of Critical Zone Sciences via the national OZCAR Research Infrastructure, part of the European eLTER ESFRI. In particular you will benefit from the experimental settings of three critical zone observatories: AgrHyS (Agricultural catchment; Brittany), ORACLE (Agricultural catchments in the Paris region), and OHGE (Forested catchment in the Vosges mountain) that have been equipped with the “RiverLab”, a lab-in-the-field instrument measuring the river chemistry continuously at high frequency (≤ 30 minutes). The closing date for applications is 4th January 2021. See link for details


Postdoctoral Researcher, Prairie View A&M University, Texas, US

The postdoc fellow will join an interdisciplinary program in water-energy-food nexus that aims to develop innovative approaches to sustainability challenges Texas. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Endowed Professor in Water Security and Water-Energy-Food Nexus. The team is composed of five hydrologists. This position assists the principal investigator in ongoing academic and research programs; conduct research that addresses complex energy and water challenges for agriculture; contribute, as needed, to other projects related to watershed hydrology; extreme hydrological events (flood and drought) prediction and evaluation; impacts of land use/cover changes on hydrologic processes; and numerical modeling. The closing date for applications is 4th January 2021. See link for details


TWO Postdoctoral Researcher Position, University of California, Merced, USA

The Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, Merced invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Scholars in Spatial Analysis and Priority Planning for advancing environmental monitoring and natural resources management in California.
We are looking for two motivated postdoctoral researchers interested in a project aimed at understanding forest management and restoration needs using transparent and defensible water balance and vegetation and analysis in support of prioritization of investment opportunities to enhance and maintain ecosystem function. The project will involve blending and aggregating ground-based and remotely sensed indices of ecosystem assets using Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and other tools for forest management planning. Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2021; positions are open until filled with a final closing date of January 13, 2021. See link for details

Assistant Professor in Global Environmental Change at USC

The successful candidate(s) will join a multidisciplinary department with strong ties to the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, as well as the LA County Natural History and La Brea Tar Pits museums. Located in central Los Angeles, USC serves a transnational student body and provides numerous opportunities to engage the local community in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach in the Department of Earth Sciences, with opportunities to contribute to a growing curriculum in environmental science. Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values at USC (, and in our department. Candidates from traditionally under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply; all candidates, regardless of minority status,  should demonstrate a commitment to advancing those ideals in their research, teaching and/or service.



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