Adjunct Professor Position in Water Resource Engineering to Teach Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology or Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology Lab

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, a private research university located outside of Philadelphia, PA, invites applications for an adjunct professor to teach Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology or Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology Lab. Candidates should have a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a related field with a water resources focus and should be a dynamic and engaging individual with a desire to teach Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology at the undergraduate level. Ideal applicants should have demonstrated teaching and/or research expertise focusing on hydraulic engineering and hydrology. Teaching responsibilities consist of two sections of Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology or Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology Lab.  Applications should be submitted online at  Include PDF versions a cover letter or letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applications are being reviewed as they are submitted and will be accepted until November 15th, 2017.

Visit  to learn more about the department. Villanova is a catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Please direct questions regarding this position to:

Dr. Virginia Smith
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Phone: 610-519-4961


Watershed hydrology PhD positions at University of California, Santa Cruz

Dr. Margaret Zimmer is recruiting 1-2 hydrology Ph.D. students to start summer/fall 2018 in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Current lab research integrates field work and computational analyses to address questions regarding watershed hydrology, stream-groundwater interactions, and solute fate and transport in a variety of landscapes, with particular focus in California. Scales of inquiry span spatially from stream reach to regional watershed and temporally from event to multi-year. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. Margaret Zimmer to discuss specific research projects.

The UC Santa Cruz Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is regularly ranked in the top ~15 Earth Sciences departments in the country<>. UC Santa Cruz is currently ranked 3rd worldwide for research influence <>. The campus is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking Monterey Bay, a national marine sanctuary. Year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation are numerous (mountain biking, hiking, surfing, sailing, etc.). For more information about program requirements, please visit the department website <>. The departmental application deadline is January 5, 2018.

The Zimmer lab is motivated to maintain a productive, diverse, and inclusive lab environment and encourage students from under-represented groups to consider this program. In addition, UC Santa Cruz has several initiatives to help foster a welcoming environment for all (e.g. FirstGen Initiative <>, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion <>). 

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Zimmer at margaret.zimmer 'at' before the application deadline with information on research experiences and interests,  motivations to pursue a Ph.D., and career aspirations. Please include a current CV and academic transcripts. More information about the Zimmer lab can be found on the Zimmer lab website <>.


CUAHSI Pathfinder Graduate Student Fellowships: Travel grants for graduate students to enhance their research!

CUAHSI’s Pathfinder Graduate Student Fellowship program provides travel funds to graduate students in hydrology and related water sciences to make an extended trip to conduct and enhance their research. Through the Pathfinder Fellowship, students are encouraged to go beyond one site and one view by traveling to an additional field site to conduct comparative research, collaborating with a research group, or working with researchers on adding an inter-disciplinary dimension to a project. Fellowships are awarded to cover travel costs of up to a maximum of $5,000.

CUAHSI encourages applicants from across the broad range of water science. Preference is given to students advanced enough in their graduate studies to conduct substantive research during the travel period, and to research plans that clearly demonstrate how the travel and collaboration substantially enhances and broadens the student’s current research. Graduate students enrolled in U.S. universities are eligible to apply for a Pathfinder Fellowship.

Applications must be submitted by October 20th.  

For complete application instructions, visit:

Questions should be submitted to Jon Pollak at


StormCon 2018: Call for Papers!

StormCon ( is the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stormwater and surface-water professionals across the continent: municipal stormwater and public works managers, industrial stormwater managers, engineering consultants, regulatory personnel, watershed management professionals, and others concerned with stormwater and surface-water quality.

Forester Media Inc., publisher of Stormwater magazine, is seeking papers for presentation at StormCon 2018, which will take place in Denver, CO, August 12 – 16, 2018.

The 2018 conference will feature six program tracks, described below:

• Stormwater Infrastructure and Best Management Practices
• Green Infrastructure
• Stormwater Permit Compliance
• Funding, Staffing, and Managing the Stormwater Program
• Industrial Stormwater Management
• Research and Testing

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

 For detailed information on conference tracks and guidelines, please visit:

To submit your abstract online, please visit:

If you have any questions, or are interested in exhibiting/sponsoring, please contact Ari Gillam at   


OCWD Employment Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate (due Nov 22)

 The Orange County Water District (OCWD) has a Postdoctoral Research Associate position available beginning January 2017 in the Field Research Laboratory (FRL) in Anaheim, California.  The application deadline is November 22, 2017.  Applicants must provide a resume, a one-to-two-page research statement/cover letter (highlighting research accomplishments, current research interests and goals, research experience relevant to OCWD and this job description, and long-term career aspirations), and the names, emails, and phone numbers of three references.  Please visit to complete an application.



Water Resources Engineer position at Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University is now hiring an Assistant Professor/Water Resources Engineer primarily focused on watershed modeling. If you know of someone that may be interested, please pass along this announcement and encourage them to apply or pass along their names & contact info to me and I will follow up with them directly. Below is a description of the position. Additional information can also be found at the following website:

Brief position description:
The faculty member will be expected to develop a research program addressing priority water resource issues in Oklahoma and the region (60%). Teaching responsibilities (40%) include graduate and undergraduate courses in Biosystems Engineering. Potential topics include Water Quality Engineering, Watershed Modeling, and Applied Water Resources Statistics. Specific teaching responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with the department head and in alignment with the department's needs. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with faculty in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, the Oklahoma Water Resources Center, other departments in the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR), other units of the University and external partners.

Kevin Wagner, Ph.D.
Director and Berry Endowed Professor, Oklahoma Water Resources Center Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences

Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Oklahoma State University
139 Ag Hall | Stillwater, OK 74078
Office location: 245 Ag Hall
Phone: 405-744-5616 | Fax: 405-744-5339


Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM²D Scholars Program

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

The awards will fund one woman per discipline who has completed her advanced degree, who is working as an assistant professor and who is not yet tenured at an accredited university or design institution. The goal is to fuel the research passion of the awarded women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields.

By offering these awards, Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future.

More information here:


PhD position in urban water at Colorado State University

I am seeking a PhD student to pursue research on the fate of urban landscape irrigation in the Colorado Front Range and the contribution of lawn irrigation return flow to stream base flow. I anticipate the work to involve a combination of field data collection at the plot and small watershed scale, integrated hydrologic modeling, and remote sensing analysis.

The applicant should have completed a MS degree and have a background in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a related field. The graduate admissions deadline for priority consideration of available funding is 1 September 2017 in order to start in Spring 2018. For more information on the graduate application process for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, see See my webpage ( for more about my previous research.

Those interested are encouraged to contact me via email at with your CV, an unofficial transcript, a description of your research background including experience in performing numerical modeling, remote sensing, and field data collection, as well as a description of your research interests.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in water resources research, education, and service and outreach programs. There are 22 tenured and tenure-track water resources related faculty in the department. Colorado State University, with an enrollment of approximately 33,000 students, is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a community of approximately 156,000 people located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver. Fort Collins is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the USA; residents enjoy an expansive park and natural area program with extensive biking, hiking and walking trails, and over 300 sunny days a year.


German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) "Green Talents" Competition


The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) hosts the prestigious ” Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honors young researchers each year. The winners come from numerous countries and scientific disciplines and are recognized for their outstanding achievements in making our societies more sustainable. Selected by a high-ranking jury of German experts the award-winners are granted unique access to the country’s research elite.

Are you an up-and-coming scientist with innovative ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? We challenge you to convince our high-ranking expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents 2017!

The award is open to all disciplines as long as it is related to sustainable development. In 2017 the award has a focus on “Sustainable Production and Consumption” and this year’s Science Forum, taking place in October, will integrate sustainability hot spots in Germany related to this theme. Nevertheless, we highly welcome applications from all (not connected) research areas.

The competition period 2017 is open now! Apply till 23 May, 12 p.m. CEST to become a Green Talent 2017. Please use the online tool to submit your application: Online Tool.  

Please refer to our FAQ section to learn more about the eligibility and requirements, applicants have to meet. Find out more here.



Fulbright US Scholar Program

We wanted to share a call on the postdoctoral fellowship opportunities with the Fulbright US Scholar Program. Highlights for the 2018-19 competition include:


Postdoctoral Fellowship to Israel
These unique and prestigious grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work for up to 20 months (two academic years). Applicants may be hosted by any accredited institution of higher education or research center in Israel. To be eligible for a Fulbright fellowship beginning in 2018, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2015. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun postdoctoral research activities in Israel prior to the application date are also not eligible. Find out more here. 


Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research) to France

The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) is an esteemed university located in Paris, France. The first mission of the EHESS is to help young researchers acquire an international scientific background through the quality of its training, the international profiles of its professors and the quality and scope of its research. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the grantee will participate in a seminar series conducted by the associated research center. French language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required, and applicants must obtain their Ph.D. by June 2018 to be eligible. Find out more here.


Applicants are welcome to join us on May 10 at 2PM EST for our annual Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Career Applicants webinar. You can also explore hundreds of other grant opportunities in our Catalog of Awards. Applications are due August 1, 2017.