Postdoctoral Fellow in River-Coastal Science and Engineering

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA, USA 🇺🇸

Tulane University: Humanities & Sciences: School of Science and Engineering: River-Coastal Science and Engineering

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Open Date: Mar 27, 2023


The Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering at Tulane University is seeking applicants for a Post Doctor appointment. We are specifically seeking outstanding applicants with a background in hydraulics, hydrology, and numerical modeling of riverine and coastal systems. This position reports to Dr. Ehab Meselhe.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and apply models, perform data analysis and interpretation of hydrologic and hydraulic systems and simulation results
  • Write technical papers, present at meetings, workshops and technical conferences
  • Conduct various research tasks such as code development and customizations as needed
  • Participate in field data collection in support of research and modeling activities
  • Participate in writing proposals to generate external funding streams.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, results-driven professional with sound judgement, excellent interpersonal skills, and the flexibility to adjust to changing priorities in a demanding, fast-paced environment. The department expects to offer a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with a candidate’s skill and experience.

Tulane is a private, research one university and a member of the 63 prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Tulane is a collegial, collaborative, and stimulating environment for learning and research and is ranked among the top 40 universities by US News Report. New Orleans is a beautiful, vibrant, multicultural, and truly unique city in which to work and live.



  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Geoscience, or related field is required.
  • Experience with hydrologic/hydraulic model development and applications either as part of the graduate research or prior professional experience.
  • Scripting and programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R, etc.)


  • Familiarity with Delft
  • Familiarity with HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS type modeling and mapping applications
  • Experience with GIS
  • Familiarity with widely used numerical modeling packages

Application Instructions

To Apply Submit:

  • One page Cover Letter
  • C.V.
  • A relevant publication or manuscript in preparation
  • Contact information for 2 References
  • Applications will be considered until the position is filled.Informal inquiries about the position are encouraged

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.

Tulane University is located in New Orleans – a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans. 

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.





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