Asst. or Assoc. Scientist - Groundwater Hydrologist - 12289BR
Asst. or Assoc. Scientist - Groundwater Hydrologist
RANK: Academic staff rank of Assistant or entry-level Associate Scientist, depending on qualifications. Rank will be determined based on educational background and research related experience within the field. Additional information regarding expectations in regard to rank and title is available at http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/jobs/KGS_Academic_Promotion_Guidelines.pdf.
STARTING DATE: Position available late 2018; exact starting date negotiable.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin Oct 15, 2018.
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Starting salary negotiable depending on qualifications. Full-time, permanent position with 12-month appointment to faculty-equivalent staff at The University of Kansas, subject to annual review. Benefits include university staff privileges; sabbatical eligibility; 22 days vacation leave, 12 days sick leave, and 9 holidays annually; group medical, life insurance, and retirement program options.
85% - Develop and lead a hydrogeologic research program with an emphasis on unconsolidated aquifers:
Conduct fundamental and applied research on groundwater hydrology that is both of national stature and highly relevant to Kansas. Communicate the results of research in peer-reviewed publications and to both scientific and lay audiences. Develop research proposals for external funding.
15% - Support KGS efforts in the areas of technical service and communication, education, and public information.
1) Ph.D. degree in natural sciences or engineering with an emphasis on groundwater hydrology. Degree must be completed prior to appointment start date.
2) Research/publications on hydrologic processes of relevance in sedimentary aquifer systems.
3) Strong quantitative theoretical training and demonstrated commitment to field-based investigations.
4) Demonstrated ability or potential to provide scientific leadership in research on groundwater hydrology.
5) Excellent written and oral communication skills.
2) Experience with the quantitative characterization of complex groundwater systems.
3) Experience with recharge processes in semi-arid environments.
4) Experience with groundwater sustainability assessments.
5) Experience with remote sensing and GIS for groundwater investigations.
6) Documented ability to publish in peer-reviewed outlets.
Section resources related to this position include direct-push equipment for hydraulic characterization of the shallow subsurface, fiber optic distributed temperature sensing equipment, a downhole camera system, dataloggers and sensing equipment, and an extensive network of wells with real-time monitoring capabilities.
Additional Candidate Instructions
1. Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae (with publication record).
3. College transcripts. Unofficial copies are acceptable for application package. Finalists may be asked to submit official transcripts.
4. Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of three professional references.
The first review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until a qualified pool of applicants is obtained.