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Postdoctoral Associate

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, USA

Date added to AEES Website:

April 3, 2024

Date to remove from AEES Website:

April 30, 2024

About the Role

The Hydro-Urban Bhaskar research group is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for the NSF CAREER project "Science and Education for Connecting Urban Irrigation Efficiency to Streamflow in Semi-Arid Cities". The position will focus on applying integrated hydrologic modeling to analyze hydrologic partitioning in urban areas with a focus on differences with climate and water management. Urban water management scenarios will investigate how landscape transformations shifting away from cool-season turfgrass affect groundwater recharge, streamflow, urban heat, and water use. Modeling will build on field-based data collected in Denver, Colorado and will be used to inform water management in the region.

This position start date is flexible; please indicate your preferred start date in your cover letter.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The fields of civil, environmental and architectural engineering offer careers in planning, design, construction and management of the built environment as well as in the interaction between the built and natural environment. The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering's mission is the education of undergraduate and graduate students to become leaders in the professional practice of engineering, contributing to technological advances that benefit humankind while enhancing the earth’s physical and biological resources.

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering fosters an environment of inclusivity and celebrates the increasing diversity of our student body. We are committed to fostering inclusive excellence and have adopted priorities to guide our values and practices.

What your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Work closely and collaboratively with other scientists to design, implement, analyze, and summarize innovative research;

  • Present results at conferences and seminars;

  • Contribute to mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students in research;

  • Publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range associated with this position is $75,000 - $85,000. Pay within this range will be determined based on the applicant's level of experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be ambitious. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD degree in civil engineering, hydrology, watershed science, environmental engineering, geosciences, or a related field;

  • Experience with integrated hydrologic model such as ParFlow.

What You Will Need

  • Proficiency in oral and written communication;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and in teams;

  • Commitment to a collegial and inclusive workplace;

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills;

  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by the proposed start date.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV

  2. Cover Letter (please include your desired start date)

  3. (Optional) Transcripts/Proof of Degree: If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an approved online vendor. However, if your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit an English-translated version as an Optional document.

  4. (Optional) PDF Sample of Work

  5. (Optional) Professional Publication(s)

  6. (Optional) Research Paper(s)

  7. (Optional) Diversity and Inclusion Statement

During the application process, you will be asked to submit contact information for one reference who will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf immediately following the submission of your application.

For full consideration, please apply by April 30, 2024. This position will remain open until filled.

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