The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University seeks to appoint a postdoctoral researcher on the Bloomington campus. The primary responsibilities of this position are to conduct research focused on the impacts of human land management decisions and constructed infrastructure on hydrological and biogeochemical processes in intensively managed landscapes. This position will work in the Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory, and encouraged to identify and peruse cross-CZO research opportunities. Key areas of research are (1) stream transport and fate, and hyporheic exchange, in agricultural stream networks, and (2) quantifying the hydrological and biogeochemical impacts of agricultural drainage in midwestern U.S. catchments. The candidate is expected to establish a productive collaboration with researchers on the IML-CZO, including field and modeling efforts at IML-CZO sites in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. The candidate is expected to lead in the preparation of peer-reviewed scientific literature summarizing findings.
Experience with field experimentation, field monitoring, and numerical modeling is desirable. Excellent organizational, writing, and speaking skills are required for this position. The minimum required degree is a Ph.D. with research on hydrology and biogeochemistry (e.g., Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geoscience). A record of high-visibility publication and presentation is desired.
SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs and is the largest school of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2012 "Best Graduate Schools" by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks second and is the nation's highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. Four of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-three listings, including public management, public finance, nonprofit management, and environmental policy. SPEA's doctoral programs in public affairs and public policy are ranked by the National Academy of Science as the best in the country.
This position is a 12-month position, renewable for a second 12-month period pending a performance review. Salary includes standard benefits at Indiana University. The position could begin as early as 01-Dec-2014. To apply, please submit a cover letter that explains how this position fits your experience and goals, curriculum vita, and at least three references electronically to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. Adam Ward, firstname.lastname@example.org, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 430 MSB-II, Bloomington, IN 47405.
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