The University of California opened its tenth campus in September 2005, creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California. The first American research university built in the 21st century, UC Merced provides educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, in keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality.
UC Merceds Sierra Nevada Research Institute has as its mission to discover and disseminate new knowledge that contributes to sustaining natural resources and promoting social well being in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada regions of California, and related regions worldwide, through integrated research in the natural, social, and engineering sciences.
This position will carry out research on the hydrology of the Sierra Nevada, involving a combination of data analysis, modeling and field research. The position will be located at the UC Merced and will involve working with researchers from UCM and other universities.
Compile and analyze data from public and other sources on Southern Sierra watersheds, with particular emphasis on the American River basin, from headwaters down to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and research catchments in the other basins. Set up and carry out hydrologic modeling of selected catchments to investigate potential impacts of climate change and forest management on the water cycle. Design and set up field measurement programs to provide the information needed to better address these issues. Prepare manuscripts and reports based on the research.
The University of California at Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Required: Ph.D. in hydrology or closely related field. Field experience. Hydrologic modeling experience. Excellent communication skills, including writing.
Familiarity with GIS
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address and 4) one writing sample.
Please do not submit individual letters of recommendation.
Applications must be submitted via this website.
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