Director of the Center for Hydrologic Studies
Requisition Number: 0810343
Position Summary: Full/ associate professor to direct the Center for Hydrology.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Alabama invites applications for the Directorship of a new Center proposed to b e in the area for Hydrologic Studies. Candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Director of the Center for Hydrologic Studies would lead research efforts focusing on water quantity challenges that impact human lives, specifically flood and drought events. Candidates with collaborative research experiences with computer science and remote sensing would be preferred. The candidate is expected to engage with researchers across the UA campus to develop multi-disciplinary research targeting opportunities with the NOAA National Water Center (currently located on the campus of the University of Alabama), the US Army Corps of Engineers (located in nearby Vicksburg, MS), the National Science Foundation and other federal and state agencies. The development of multi-institutional proposals, working with universities both nationally and internationally is also expected. The Director position is part of a University of Alabama water initiative in which multiple faculty positions are being hired in engineering and sciences. The Director would manage and lead a group of outstanding faculty that provide expertise in water quantity. The preferred candidate would exhibit experiences in multiple areas of hydrologic research including computational hydrology, statistically based modeling, paleo-hydrology, data mining and management of "big" data, and/or integration of remote sensed data. The department benefits from the College and University's expansion in enrollment and facilities including completion of the $300 MM Engineering and Science Complex in 2013. These buildings provide nearly one million ft2 of state-of-the-art research and instructional space. Applicants must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in civil engineering or a closely related field. Application packages must be submitted electronically and should consist of a cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously until the positions are filled with a possible start date as early as January 2017. Apply online at facultyjobs.ua.edu. Questions about the positions can be directed to Dr. W. Edward Back (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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