Job Title: Associate Professor or Professor

Position Number: 932840

Job Description: 

The Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Technology announce a cross-college cluster hire in Water Resources. Applicants are invited for an associate or full professor position in the area of water resources research. The initial senior hire, whose position will begin August 13, 2018, will be tenured in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment. Additional searches will be initiated in Fall 2018 with the aid and input of this hire. Additional positions will include one faculty member each in the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, and Geological Sciences.

In addition to developing and managing collaborative externally-funded research projects, the individual will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of expertise and provide service to ECU and the profession. The faculty member will also be expected to take a leadership role in the water resources cluster and as such would have a reduced teaching role commensurate with a sustained successful research track-record and effective management of the cluster.

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The Oklahoma Water Resources Center is looking for a new team member to assist with development, implementation, and administration of projects and programs addressing critical water issues in Oklahoma and beyond. To view the job description and learn how to apply, click here.

NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is seeking a Social Scientist to support the NOAA Water Initiative. This position will be employed by The Baldwin Group ( under a contract with NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. The successful candidate will work closely with our existing social science staff, as well as with diverse, interdisciplinary teams. In this role, the candidate will assist in the development of social science products and reports, provide technical assistance to the National Water Center (NWC) customers and partner groups, and support social science-based projects.

Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Design and administer customer surveys, focus groups, and interviews
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Manage, display, and report social scientific data
  • Provide technical support on non-economic, stakeholder engagement activities and social science-based research
  • Support the coordination of social science information between the NWC and other offices within NOAA, USGS, FEMA, and others
  • Develop and deliver presentations on social science-based activities supported by NWC
  • Engage user groups and conduct focus groups to identify and document stakeholder needs
  • Support region-specific needs assessments to support NWC
  • Support work focused on community vulnerability assessments and water quantity issues
  • Synthesize academic and government, research and policy documents/reports
  • B.S. in a non-economic, social science field (sociology, psychology, anthropology, communications, planning, or other related discipline)
  • Ability to create and manage social science data sets
  • Proficiency in delivering public presentations, delivering professional content, and moderating focus groups
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate effective meetings
  • Ability to communicate social science-based concepts and principles to diverse audiences
  • Self-starter with ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with management, colleagues, and external partners
  • Understanding of water resource management or a related field
  • M.S. in a non-economic, social science field (sociology, psychology, anthropology, communications, planning, or other related discipline)
  • Experience working with state and federal agencies, and NGOs
  • Experience with environmental planning and policy, marine science, coastal management, or related field
To apply for this position, please email your resume with a cover letter outlining your qualifications to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. subject: “Social Scientist.” You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about the position.
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We are pleased to announce the student presentation awards from the 2017 UCOWR/NIWR conference in Fort Collins, CO. All recipients received a monetary award. Congratulations!

Student Poster Presentation Award Recipients
1st place: Chelsea Panos, Colorado School of Mines 
2nd place: Uyen (Amy) Truong, Texas A&M University
3rd place (tie): Sulochan Dhungel, University of Utah; and Ryan Gilliam, Colorado School of Mines

Student Oral Presentation Award Recipients
1st place: James Keeler, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
2nd place: Allison Rhea, Colorado State University
3rd place (tie): Zach Zambreski, Kansas State University; and Maritza Flores Marquez, University of California, Davis