Post-Doctoral Researcher #442670

Employer
Lamar University
Location
Beaumont, TX
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Researcher #442670

FTE:

1.00

Salary:

Commensurate

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Job Summary: Lamar University invites application for a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Resiliency at Lamar University. The successful candidate is expected to work with the faculty, principal investigators, and undergraduate/graduate students in the Center to lead research activities, collect and analyze data of complex natures, draft manuscripts for publication and contribute to the university’s teaching mission. The ideal candidates for this position are individuals who have excellent communication skills and are self-motivated and interested in developing a successful academic career. The preferred areas of expertise can include but not limited to: water resources and hydrologic modeling, flood and disaster mitigation, response or recovery, geospatial modeling of infrastructure and the interaction of infrastructure and human populations emerging pollutants with the environment and disasters, both natural and man-made.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Conduct and lead research and development in collaboration with faculty and students.
2. Assists in writing research findings for scientific reports and peer-reviewed journal articles; researches proposals to continue and/or extend research work; participates in extension and outreach activities as need by the program; assists other researchers associated with the Center. 3. Assists in achieving the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.
4. Participates in developing, updating, and revising standards for data management and assessment of sustainability and resiliency indicators for various research endeavors and systems. 5. Assistance with outreach activities to the communities and agencies interacting with the Center for Resiliency.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Minimum Education Required: Doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering, or closely related engineering field with a proven record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Minimum Experience Required:
· Experience in water resource engineering or hydrology modeling
· Experience in academic course preparation and delivery
· Experience in applying first-principle and/or statistical models for assessing engineering systems

Key Competencies:
• Strong track record of refereed journal publications,
• Highly motivated with strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and communicate proactively.
• Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and efficiently execute multiple assignments/projects concurrently.
• Familiarity with ArcGIS and data management protocols.

Physical Requirements: With or without accommodation. Will require an individual to perform office duty for 40 hours per week. Some activities could involve applicant to work with international students. Will frequently be required to perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, speak clearly have adequate listening comprehension.

Job Conditions: This position may require occasional evening and/or weekends to meet university and departmental needs.

Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, and timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Disclaimer:

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

Open Date:

07/16/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position will be housed in the Center for Resiliency.

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:

https://jobs.lamar.edu/postings/9671

Organization

Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.

Academics

A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.

Athletics

Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.

History

Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.

Visit/Apply

Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to http://lamar.edu/admissions

 

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