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Pay Grade/Pay Range:  Non Classified - Grade NA


Department/Organization: 204431 - Geography


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree. 


Additional Department Summary: Applications are invited for a 2-year (with the possibility of renewal) Postdoctoral Research Associate as part of a research project under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) new Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology (CIROH). CIROH, headquartered at the University of Alabama (UA) Alabama Water Institute (AWI), consists of a consortium of 28 academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and government and industry partners bringing together a powerful team of hydrologic researchers across the United States and Canada. CIROH’s research activities are tightly linked to research to operation activities at the NOAA National Water Center, co-located on the UA campus in Tuscaloosa. The position involves research under the CIROH Flood Inundation Modeling and Mapping project led by Drs. Sagy Cohen and Hongxing Liu at the Department of Geography. The project goals include the development of novel techniques and an improved understanding of channel, floodplain, and urban hydraulic characteristics and their impact on flood inundation predictions.
This position is focused on advancing flood mapping applications using statistical, geospatial, and numerical modeling approaches.


Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more disciplines associated with geography, environmental science, civil and environmental engineering, or related discipline or research experience.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the “other documents” tab as needed.


Skills and Knowledge: A demonstrated high level of achievement in related research productivity and academic writing.


Preferred Qualifications: One or more of the following: geospatial (GIS and remote sensing) analysis and programming, hydrological modeling, flood remote sensing, modeling and analysis.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster


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