Postdoctoral Fellow, River-Coastal Science and Engineering - Hydroclimatology

Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana
Postdoctoral Fellow, River-Coastal Science and Engineering - Hydroclimatology

New Orleans, Louisiana
Open Date:
Mar 15, 2022

The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering at Tulane University, New Orleans, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Hydroclimatology.


The anticipated start date for the position is between May 1 and September 30, 2022. Appointments are for one year, with the possibility of renewal depending upon satisfactory performance and funding availability.


The position will focus on hydroclimatic variability under climate change. The successful candidate will investigate changes in the seasonality, generation mechanism, intensity, and intermittency of precipitation in the Southeastern US. Specific emphasis will be given to the role of land-atmosphere interactions and the link between vegetation-climate relations and precipitation.


River-Coastal Science & Engineering is a diverse and welcoming community of scientists with excellent scholarship across the civil, environmental, and coastal ocean engineering disciplines with elements of geosciences and ecological sciences. The department focuses on the world’s river, deltaic and coastal systems using the combined science and engineering approach.


In line with the cross disciplinary nature of the Department, the candidate will be expected to build strong links with collaborators in the Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University and the Tulane ByWater Institute.


The Department of River-Coastal Science & Engineering at Tulane University values diversity in all forms and is committed to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Candidates passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion with overlapping scientific interests are encouraged to apply.


Tulane is a private, Research I University and a member of the 63 prestigious Association of American Universities. Tulane is a collegial, collaborative, and stimulating environment for learning and research and is ranked among the top 40 universities by US News Report.

New Orleans is a beautiful, vibrant, multicultural, and truly unique city in which to work and live.



Candidates should have completed or be nearing completion of a Ph.D. in hydroclimatology, hydrology, physical climatology, civil/environmental engineering, or a closely related field. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to use independent judgment are required. Evidence of the ability to design, conduct and publish high-quality research is also required.


Prior experience with advanced statistical methods, stochastic modeling, and the ability to analyze and manipulate large datasets are strongly recommended.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit:

  1. A Cover Letter,
  2. Curriculum Vitæ,
  3. Sample publications (maximum three),
  4. A self-contained (1-2 page) research statement including previous research accomplishments, current interests, and reason to apply for the current position,
  5. Contact information (including telephone number and e-mail address) for at least three references.

For further information about the position, please contact Annalisa Molini (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, those living with disabilities, and veterans.  

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity and creating a community and culture that fosters a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO and will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.  It is important to us to intentionally seek candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. 

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