Hydrologic Sciences Program Coordinator (Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR))

University of Colorado-Boulder

Boulder, CO, US

The Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU Boulder is seeking Academic Coordinator applicants for the Hydrologic Science Graduate Program! Upon recruiting graduate students into the program, you will provide instruction, guidance, and mentorship. As a key contributor, you will facilitate the annual symposium, confer the certificates and/or sub plans to students after completion of program requirements, and communicate and interact with CU-Boulder faculty and scientists at federal agencies in the greater Boulder area. The Co-Directors, your direct reports, will provide you with guidance and direction as you mentor the graduate students. 

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Who We Are
As the University’s oldest institute, lNSTAAR (Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research) has a long history of responding to pressing environmental issues. Our traditional focus has been on polar and alpine regions, where the effects of global change are especially pronounced. In recent decades, our research has broadened to include environmental challenges that span local, regional, and global scales. Research topics vary widely and include Quaternary and modern environments, human and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape evolution, hydrology, oceanography, and climate.
INSTAAR’s research activities integrate field studies, state-of-the-art laboratory experiments, sample analysis, and numerical and laboratory modeling. Our field sites are located across all seven continents and the world’s oceans. Our expertise across subject areas helps us generate influential science that can inform public and policy decisions and move us toward a more sustainable society. INSTAAR’s national and international research leadership is augmented by outstanding strength in graduate education and bringing undergraduates into the research process.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Recruit graduate students to the Program by hosting one informational session per semester.
  • Provide guidance to students as they prepare their applications and complete the program coursework. 
  • Organize and instruct a one-credit seminar each fall semester focused on current research in hydrology and career development. 
  • Serve as the mentor and advisor to the student steering committee for the Annual Hydrologic Sciences Symposium. 
  • Assume responsibility to ensure all planning and implementation is successful and adheres to a strict budget set by the Co-Directors and/or program leadership team.
  • Assist the Co-Directors in coordinating a CU-Boulder American Water Resources Association student chapter where you will serve as an advisor and mentor to participating students.
  • If funds permit, lead graduate students in a Hydrologic Sciences Program supported through grants. This includes, but is not limited to soliciting proposals, crafting an evaluation rubric, and assisting the leadership team in evaluating submitted proposals. 
What You Should Know
  • The anticipated start date for this opportunity is August 1, 2020. 
  • This is a part-time opportunity based on a 9-month academic year (9 months on/3 months off) schedule.
What We Can Offer
The anticipated starting salary is $24,000.00. This is a part-time opportunity based on a 9-month academic year (9 months on/3 months off) schedule.

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What We Require
  • Master’s degree in Hydrology, Earth Science, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, or other water-related fields. 
  • Experience instructing hydrology or water-related classes. 
  • Experience coordinating teams to meet project goals.
  • Experience advising or mentoring students (i.e. experience with student engagement, keeping students organized, etc.)
What You Will Need
  • Ability to follow instructions, including responding constructively to others’ ideas and suggestions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, including listening and responding to questions effectively.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs, as well as, online collaborative tools such as Google Drive.
  • Ability to organize and lead groups or teams.
  • Proven ability to instruct basic hydrology concepts and lead discussions on hydrology topics.
  • Ability to be fiscally responsible.
  • Ability to closely pay attention to details while maintaining clear and accurate records.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with minimal daily supervision.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • A Ph.D. in Hydrology, Earth Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or other water-related fields. 
  • Experience with publishing and reviewing hydrological research. 
  • Experience planning and prioritizing academic meetings or workshops. 
  • Experience with grant writing and fundraising.
Special Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by Sunday, June 28th for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]