Research Assistant or Associate Professor in Lake Modeling

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT, US

The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites applications for a 3-year research professor position at the assistant or associate level in lake modeling, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. The College is seeking an outstanding individual whose research is related to computational modeling of hydrodynamics, biogeochemistry and ecology of lake or marine systems. The candidate is expected to significantly contribute to the Vermont EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) project by leading the effort to develop a fully coupled physical/biogeochemical model of two eutrophic bays within Lake Champlain that leverages data from an advanced high -frequency physical, chemical and biological monitoring array instrumented for this project. Vermont EPSCoR ( is funded by the National Science Foundation with a $20M interdisciplinary award to study and promote resiliency in the Lake Champlain Basin. Research will inform public policy and support economic and workforce development. Individuals selected will be expected to interact substantially across the highly interdisciplinary project team. Candidates must have a PhD in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or related field. Research areas of interest can include but are not limited to process-based modeling of coupled physical, biogeochemical and ecological dynamics in lakes, estuaries and coastal regions.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching and service at the University.

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university with a current enrollment of 12,000+ undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. The scientific and academic environments in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and throughout the university community are dynamic, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 150,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.

The applicant must submit a current curriculum vitae identifying her or his specific area of expertise, a detailed statement of research interests, a diversity impact statement, and names of at least three people who can provide letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted online at, posting number F945PO. Inquiries may be addressed to Arne Bomblies, Search Committee Chairperson, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.