Below we highlight opportunities to partner with or join the Collaboratory.  

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements regarding positions for graduate students, undergraduate interns, and community partners.


Assistant Professor in Hydrology & Water Sustainability

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) seeks to expand its expertise related to hydrology and water sustainability and invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor pending budgetary approval.  Given the recent, profound shifts in water balance and those anticipated in the near future, the Department seeks to develop capacity to understand these issues of regional, national and global importance.  We are seeking a geoscientist with expertise in characterizing hydrologic changes (e.g., climatic or human driven shifts) and developing adaptation strategies allowing society to sustainably adjust to these shifts.  Our goal is to hire a colleague who uses a combination of field measurements and observations, modeling and/or remote sensing to better understand water-climate-human interactions.  Specific areas of interest could include, but are not limited to: catchment, surface water, or groundwater hydrology; land-atmosphere interactions; soil hydrology; the interacting roles of climate variability and land use change on hydrologic processes; or physical models of ecohydrologic and hydropedologic processes from the plot to the global scale.

The successful candidate will complement existing research clusters and establish an externally-funded, internationally recognized research program that complements existing strengths in the Department.  The Department hosts the Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach (https://www.water.pitt.edu), a group developing research capacity to strategically interact with communities to address complex regional water challenges.  In addition, the University-funded Climate and Global Change Center (https://www.climatecenter.pitt.edu/) provides strong opportunities for cutting edge, interdisciplinary climate-water science. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  

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New staff opportunity: Data and Research Analyst

The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Data and Research Analyst to conduct independent research beneficial to the Water Collaboratory, including conducting cross-cutting research and the development of a green infrastructure database with Collaboratory partners.

This is a full-time staff position with excellent benefits.

The incumbent will conduct GIS analysis and other data interpretation activities in support of Water Collaboratory projects, assist with managing Collaboratory activities and provide logistical support including planning and coordinating quarterly meetings. The incumbent must possess a bachelors degree in a relevant field and 4-6 months experience.

Experience with GIS software and a understanding of surface and/or groundwater hydrology is required. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building a culturally diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work with a wide range of individuals in support of a diverse community are required. All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.  Learn more about the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory.

Please share this opportunity with colleagues that may be interested in the position.  

Use this link to apply.