Email: Dr. Chris Zou,

Additional Info:

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University has Post-Doctoral funding from the National Science Foundation for an individual interested in developing and applying ecological and hydrological models to assist in understanding comprehensive socio-ecological systems in Oklahoma and the southern Great Plains.  Specifically, this position will evaluate and predict how increased climate variability (particularly protracted periods of below average precipitin regimes) differently affects ecosystem services (water availability, drought buffering capacity, ecosystem carbon dynamics) and how land-use, land cover change and management decisions affect vulnerability and resiliency of these services across diverse landscapes of the southern Great Plains of USA.  The position will be focused on writing/producing peer- reviewed publications in prestigious scientific journals, serve as co-principal investigator on future proposals and assist in the development of a science-based ecological observatory.
> Requirements:  Applicants should have a doctoral degree in ecology, hydrology, geography, or related disciplines by the time of starting the position. The applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and proficiency in ecological and/or hydrological modeling.
> Experience in applying ecohydrological models to simulate ecohydrological or hydrological dynamics at the watershed and river basin scale is desired.  The project will be based in Stillwater, OK.
> Salary and Conditions:  The position is available immediately (fall 2015).  The duration of the position is 2 years. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University is a dynamic department with 21 faculty and a strong program of research, graduate education, and extension.  The position offers abundant opportunity to interact across multiple universities with scientists working in diverse disciplines focused on socio-ecological systems.

Applicants should submit: 1: a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) academic transcript (Ph.D.
only), and 4) contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015, and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. The position will be filled by December 2015 or as soon thereafter as a qualified candidate is available.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the position, contact:

Dr. Chris Zou, Associate Professor  OSU Natural Resource Ecology and Management 008C Agricultural Hall Stillwater OK 74078-6013

Phone:  405.744.9637


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