Postdoctoral Scholar

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Position Title:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Job Posting Number:


Job Location:

San Marcos


College of Science and Engineering



Position Description :

A postdoctoral scholar position in river ecology is available for a motivated and intellectually curious applicant with proven quantitative, problem-solving, collaboration, and communication (written and oral) skills. The position has funding for a minimum two-year term, with annual renewal contingent upon performance.

The selected candidate will have flexibility to pursue specific research projects/topics of their interest (including some budget management) but should broadly be interested in working on the ecology of river systems at a variety of spatio-temporal scales. Research topics include but are not limited to spatiotemporal patterns of species diversity and distribution across and within drainages, cycling and transport of nutrients, food web ecology, and ecosystem metabolism. The position will be at the Aquatic Station at the Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

The selected candidate will be expected to be a key part of a large and multi-disciplinary group of PIs, other post-docs, students, and technicians, and will mentor and work closely with students at all levels. Opportunities to serve on graduate committees and teach specialized graduate courses in an area of the candidate’s expertise will exist. The selected candidate will be expected to play a key role in publishing results of the research and should expect to be primary author on publications for which they played a leading role in the research.

Required Qualifications:

• A Ph.D. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related science field is required at the time of employment.
• Proven experience working on river or stream ecology.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of and/or experience with one or more of the following: ecology of lotic ecosystems (particularly invertebrates), lotic nutrient cycling and ecosystem metabolism, experience with multivariate statistical analyses, stable isotope analysis, and management of large data sets.
• An established record of publication in peer-reviewed literature.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before July 1, 2021:
1) a current curriculum vitae;
2) a letter of intent that specifically addresses the qualifications noted in this posting; and
3) unofficial transcripts.

For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Weston Nowlin at [email protected]. Please indicate “Post-doc Position” in the subject line of all correspondence.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral transcripts.

Type of Position:


Proposed Start Date:

Summer 2021

Full Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled?:


EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 9/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time