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POSTED 9-22-2022

Assistant Professor - Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - Iowa State University

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, jointly administered by the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, invites applications for the position of assistant professor with research interests in forward-looking areas of watershed modeling and nonpoint source water quality. The faculty member will be expected to actively collaborate across interdepartmental and interdisciplinary teams. Candidates should have proven track record in teaching, research, and service. This is a 9-month position with potential for summer funding.


Successful candidates will be expected to build a world-class research program that will promote balanced and sustainable agroecosystems and provide environmental solutions to agricultural and other stakeholders. Their research program will complement and expand current ABE research strengths, which could include but need not be not limited to: 1) watershed scale, water quality modeling and GIS/spatial analysis, including impacts of future climate projections on agroecosystems and climate-smart mitigation strategies; or 2) phosphorus fate and transport, watershed scale phosphorus modeling, and development of conservation practices to mitigate phosphorus from nonpoint sources.  Additionally, the candidate is expected to develop a record of scholarship at the highest levels, teach highly-engaging courses in the top-ranked undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and participate in institutional service as well as service to the profession.  Candidates should have strong communication skills, share our commitment to enhancing excellence through diversity and inclusion, and exhibit the potential for long-term leadership in supporting the mission of the department, both colleges, and university.


The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is committed to sustaining a collegial, positive, and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within department, college, and university activities, interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Mentoring is integral to the success of our faculty and formal and informal mentoring opportunities will be provided through the ABE department, other departments, and the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Ecological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering or a related field by the start of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A compelling research agenda aligned with the position description that complements existing strengths in the department and University

  • Demonstrated ability or potential to excel in writing, submitting, and administration of research proposals for state, federal, non-profit and/or industrial sponsors.

  • Record of research excellence as evidenced by highly cited refereed journal and conference publications, and/or intellectual property creation and entrepreneurship.

  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Demonstrated potential for teaching core undergraduate courses in Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, and/or Agricultural Systems Technology as well as undergraduate and/or graduate courses aligned with our environmental degree options.

  • Evidence of successful supervising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Leadership experience in academic or professional organizations.


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Date to remove from AEES website: 10-15-2022

POSTED 9-15-2022

Habitat Restoration Designer - The Westervelt Company

Are you passionate or curious about ecological restoration? Interested in being part of a dynamic team that works on large projects on the west coast? Check us out! We are a private firm that restores large scale wetland and sensitive species habitats. Westervelt Ecological Services (WES), is a national leader in mitigation and conservation. Established in 2006, WES collaborates with private landowners, businesses, land trust organizations, non-profits, and government entities to develop environmental restoration projects that benefit local communities and native flora and fauna. WES provides environmental mitigation options to help our clients meet local, State and Federal compliance requirements for public and private project impacts to streams, wetlands, and wildlife. Our professional staff contributed to over 30,000 acres of habitat nationwide, implementing restoration projects protecting and restoring vital natural resources. We challenge ourselves to develop big, complex projects, that maximize local benefits beyond habitat restoration to flood management, water quality, and climate change; we are dedicated to implementing restoration projects that provide long-lasting benefits for future generations Our comprehensive and complex mitigation projects require a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team so we have assembled a team that is considered “Best of Class” in their respective areas of expertise – come join us.

We are looking for an experienced Habitat Restoration Designer to join our team in our Sacramento office.

The Restoration Designer is a critical team member producing designs and construction drawings for habitat restoration projects including seasonal and tidal wetlands, floodplains, and species specific habitats. The designer is also responsible for collecting field data on topography, hydrology, soils and ecological conditions on site and reference sites to help inform the design through science. As part of the design group the designer will also work with staff in entitlement, land management, ecology, and land stewardship to understand the design requirements to address entitlement, permitting, construction, and long term management and monitoring, as well as oversee construction.  

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

-Design habitat restoration projects including wetland, riparian, and species-specific habitats informed by ecology, hydrology, soils and geomorphological constraints.
-Produce and contribute to concept plans through construction document preparation.
-Provide construction oversight for restoration projects.
-Work on project budgets and schedules.
-Prepare meeting notes for project design parameters.
-Prepare for and conduct field visits to collect site data, including soils, topography and vegetation mapping.
-Work on projects in teams or independently to meet goals & objectives.
-Work with land reconnaissance team to analyze restoration construction potential.
-Serve as Project Manager and/or design lead for restoration design projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or affiliated field

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering with specific habitat restoration experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 

  • Experience doing grading and drainage plans

  • Ability to perform field work related to site analysis, construction observation, etc.

  • Ability to work with a team and to delegate design tasks

  • Technical understanding of construction plan set preparation


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Proficient in Civil 3D

  • Experience in Project Management

  • Ability to manage and estimate construction budgets

  • Experience with sub-consultant collaboration

  • GIS Experience

  • Ecology training

  • Biological understanding of regional native flora, fauna and soils

  • Civil Engineering or Landscape Architecture licenses or on track to be licensed

  • Knowledge of pertinent regulatory permit requirements and effects on design/construction

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

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Date to remove from AEES website: 12-15-2022

POSTED 9-15-2022

Post-Doc Position: LCA of Anaerobic Digestion Facilities - University of Maryland

A successful candidate should have a background on life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to manure management, food waste, anaerobic digestion, and/or agricultural biofuels, including climate change implications of waste to energy technology implementation compared to other technologies.


Interested applicants should send by September 23rd, 2022 to Stephanie Lansing ( a complete CV, including list of publications, contact information for 3 references, and a 2 to 3 page cover letter outlining your area of interest, relevant experience in US anaerobic digestion policy, life cycle assessment, greenhouse gas emissions, and/or nutrient runoff/emissions from manure.


This position will require knowledge of LCA associated with manure and anaerobic digestion, with only minimum work in laboratory analytics. A PhD is required in a relevant field, such as engineering, chemistry, microbiology, environmental science, agricultural economics, agricultural policy, or soil science. The post-doc position is a one-year, 100% research position, with no teaching responsibilities.


Expected start date is late-October 2022, with a one-year contract. The base salary will be $50,000 USD/yr, with a University of Maryland benefits package. The University of Maryland is an EOE/AA Employer. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are Encouraged to Apply.

Date to remove from AEES website: 10-31-2022



POSTED 9-8-2022

Ph.D. Student and Postdoctoral Researcher - Michigan State University

Ph.D. student and Postdoctoral Researcher.  A Research Associate (Postdoctoral researcher) position and at least one Ph.D. student position are available in the lab of Dr. Dawn Dechand (aka Reinhold) in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAE). The Dechand Laboratory studies the fate of pollutants in plant-based ecosystems and the associated design of ecological treatment systems for water pollution.  The Research Associate and Ph.D. student(s) will research the role of exudates in mediating the duckweed microbiome when duckweed is exposed to antibiotics and ammonium.  Research questions include: how does the exudate composition change when duckweed is exposed to antibiotics with and without its microbiome? How does antibiotic exposure affect microbiome communities?  What is the variability in response due to source of duckweed, species of duckweed, and source of microbiome?  And lastly, can we engineer microbiomes to modify the fate of antibiotics in aquatic ecosystems?  Students with interests and backgrounds in advanced mass spectrometry (e.g., metabolomics), plant tissue culture, and genomics are strongly encouraged to apply.  Responsibilities will include: analysis of exudate samples using mass spectrometry (LC/MS/QTOF) and metabolomic software, culture of sterile and nonsterile duckweed, preparation and/or analysis of samples for genomic analysis, experimental design, sample collection, manuscript preparation, and mentoring.  Opportunities for teaching can be made available. 


Postdoc applicants: Please apply at as soon as possible. 

Ph.D. applicants:  Applicant review will begin immediately and conclude on November 1, 2022.  Please email for more information.

Date to remove from AEES website: 11-01-2022


POSTED 8-31-2022

Post-Doctoral Scholar: Hydrologic and Geomorphic Data Scientist - University of Vermont


We seek a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in computational methods, hydroinformatics, and modeling to contribute to research on channel-floodplain connectivity and its influence on flood routing. The successful candidate will apply machine learning and other computational techniques to large datasets available in Vermont, the northeastern US, and nationally to advance hydroinformatics and contribute to improvements in the representation of fluvial systems in the National Water Model. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in hydrology, civil/environmental engineering, geosciences, or related discipline, experience working with geospatial and time series data to advance understanding of fluvial systems, and experience with hydraulic or hydrologic modeling. There will be opportunities to develop mentoring skills while working with undergraduate students, technicians, and graduate research fellows. Cross-disciplinary collaboration with a large group of natural and social scientists and engineers working on the project will be essential.

Applicants should have experience with Python and R programming, geographic information systems, remotely sensed data, and collaborative and open-source coding environments (GitHub, FigShare). Experience working with Earth systems datasets (e.g., lidar, NHDPlus) and computational approaches such as deep-learning, Bayesian inference, and geostatistics are desired. Experience working in and around rivers and the collection of high resolution hydrologic and geomorphic field datasets, notably from a UAS platform, is beneficial.

Please contact investigators Beverley Wemple (, Rebecca Diehl (, and Kristen Underwood ( for more information.

Anticipated start date is January 1, 2023, but there is some flexibility for the ideal candidate. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply: please send CV, names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and availability to and reference position number PDS#206. For more information about this and other positions at the University of Vermont, please apply at

Date to remove from AEES website: 12-31-2022

POSTED 8-31-2022

Research Analyst: Hydroinformatics - University of Vermont

We seek a computational data scientist with experience in water resource modeling and developing applications using large, environmental datasets. The successful candidate will work with a team of geoscientists and environmental engineers to use geospatial data, hydroinformatics, and forecasts of the National Water Model to develop novel approaches for characterizing river and floodplain morphology and improve flood routing model formulations and parameterization. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in environmental engineering, geosciences, environmental sciences, or related field or minimum of two year’s work experience following a bachelor’s degree involving significant data management and coding.

Inquiries for the positions above may be directed to Beverley Wemple (, Rebecca Diehl (, and Kristen Underwood ( 

For more information about this and other positions at the University of Vermont, please apply at

Date to remove from AEES website: 12-31-2022

POSTED 8-31-2022

Post-Doctoral Scholar: Nature-based Solutions for Mitigating Flood Impacts - University of Vermont

We seek a postdoctoral scholar with expertise in ecosystem services and spatial modeling to join a NOAA-funded interdisciplinary project on the social costs of flooding. The researcher will lead an effort to integrate flood inundation modeling with ecosystem services frameworks to estimate impacts of flooding at regional to continental scales. Our goal is to assess the role of nature-based solutions (e.g. wetland or floodplain restoration) in mitigating flood impacts on downstream communities, with a particular focus on inequities of these impacts among racial, income, and other socio-economic groups.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in social or natural sciences with clear training and publications in ecosystem services. Strong skills in programming, geospatial modeling and analysis, and integrating large and diverse datasets are essential. Demonstrated experience and interest in collaborating within large interdisciplinary groups (i.e., natural and social scientists and engineers) is important. There will be opportunities to develop mentoring skills while working with undergraduate students and graduate research fellows.

The postdoc will be co-supervised by three UVM faculty: Beverley Wemple (, Taylor Ricketts (, and Brendan Fisher ( Please contact any of these people for more information.

Anticipated start date is January 1, 2023, but there is some flexibility for the ideal candidate. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

To apply: please send a CV and cover letter outlining research interests and expertise to and reference Position ID PDS#411. 

For more information about this and other positions at the University of Vermont, please apply at

Date to remove from AEES website: 12-31-2022

POSTED 8-2-2022

Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering or Environmental Science - University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: Gallogly College of Engineering: School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science


The School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science (CEES) in the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline with a focus on Engineering With Nature (EWN), Ecological Engineering or Natural Infrastructure. Preferred candidates will have expertise examining innovative Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) to address the complex interactions of societal needs and ecosystem functions, including provision of valuable ecosystem services, resilience to natural hazards exacerbated by climate change, and related environmental challenges. CEES has a long history of distinguished accomplishments in water-related research that cuts across many disciplines and is supported by a variety of funding sources at the local, state, and federal levels, with strong external partners across the region and nation, including the Native Nations of Oklahoma. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with researchers in OU's Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds (CREW;, Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center (, and Oklahoma Water Survey (OWS; among others, and to join a group of interdisciplinary faculty working on an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funded project entitled Exploring Engineering With Nature Opportunities and Applications in the Inland United States. CEES was awarded this new faculty line in Engineering With Nature (EWN) to complement existing faculty efforts and capabilities in this area. The successful candidate will join a large dynamic team and be provided ample opportunities for collaboration on subjects of mutual interest. EWN expertise, combined with existing research strengths, will provide the means to find holistic solutions to the grand societal challenge of sustainable, resilient water supplies and water management in an era of changing climate, land use, and demographics.

GCoE is targeting a 40% increase in faculty over the next five years to accommodate our strong growth in undergraduate programs (75% increase in enrollment over the last six years) and in support of our ambitious plan for strategic research growth ( This position is part of the first wave of hires to complement existing faculty and expand into new areas in order to meet the grand challenges of the future. CEES’s 26 faculty offer four undergraduate degrees: civil engineering, environmental engineering, architectural engineering, and environmental science with a combined enrollment of 425 B.S. students. In 2018, CEES launched two online M.S. programs – one in hydrology and water security and one in civil engineering; they are flourishing with an expected August 2022 combined enrollment of over 200 students. CEES prides itself on excellence in research and teaching and is noted for its collaborative and collegial culture that has made it one of the top research units in the college. CEES has an outstanding record of mentoring new faculty hires, with nine previous NSF CAREER recipients. Each new faculty member is paired with a faculty mentor to discuss topics such as teaching, grant writing, publishing, time management, networking, financial management, work/life balance, and navigating departmental culture. Additional new faculty orientation and mentoring is offered through the Gallogly College and resources for new faculty members are available through the OU Center for Faculty Excellence (


Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, or a related field at the start of the appointment. The successful applicant is expected to assist the department in offering core and elective undergraduate courses, as well as graduate courses in their area of specialty, and will have the opportunity to teach in the burgeoning online program. The successful applicant is also expected to develop an active research program leading to national and international recognition. CEES will serve as the academic home for the successful candidate, but joint appointments with other academic units will be considered, depending on research interests and expertise. 

Application Instructions

Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae, contact information for five references and a cover letter describing scholarly contributions, research and creative activity, professional experience in teaching and/or mentorship, related service contributions, and any unique experiences, skills, or qualifications which foster a robust and respectful educational environment with a range of perspectives. Documents should be uploaded to the following site: Initial screening of applications will begin August 1, 2022, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The start date for the position is expected to be no later than August 15, 2023. Please contact Dr. Robert W. Nairn at if you have questions or issues during the application process.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Date to remove from AEES website: 11-30-2022