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  • Water Management Assistant Professor

    Water Management Assistant Professor Full Job Description


    Job Summary

    This position is an 11-month,tenure-track appointment in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), with Research (60%) and Extension (40%) responsibilities in rural and urban hydrology and water management and is expected to begin on or before June 30th, 2024. This position is in the BAE department and affiliated with the OK Water Resources Center to provide research, training and technological assistance to Oklahoma constituents and other stakeholders. 


    Responsibilities may include:

    • Provide education, training, and support for state, area, and county educators, and relevant stakeholders
    • Develop and sustain a nationally recognized, externally funded, and responsive Extension and applied research program working at the interface of rural and urban water systems, designing control measures for sustainable water management, including transport, treatment, and use.
    • Research areas may include runoff, surface and groundwater flow, climate adaptation (e.g. flood mitigation, drought management) that supports agriculture and food operations as well as urban agriculture ventures and urban development initiatives.



    • Technology transfer and dissemination
    • Scholarship through traditional and progressive outreach methods, external grants/contracts, peer-reviewed publications, and other forms of scholarly effort is expected.


    Inquiries or questions only regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Mari Chinn, Professor and Head ( or Dr. Randy Taylor, Search Committee Chair, ( at (405) 744-5431.


  • Senior Research Specialist

    Senior Research Specialists Full Job Description


    Job Summary

    The Sr. Research Specialist will work as a member of a highly motivated team of water resource professionals providing leadership and support for watershed research. This position will handle project management duties such as ensuring on-time deliverables and project reporting. The Research Specialist will work with university administration and faculty; research and Extension personnel; federal and state agencies; non-profit organizations; personnel with other universities, centers, and institutes; and other partnerships to plan and develop projects and grant proposals to address critical water issues in Oklahoma. Finally, the incumbent will assist in education, outreach, engagement, and other duties as assigned. 


    Required: Bachelor's in Hydrology, water management, Environmental Science, Engineering, Plant & Soil Science, Natural Resources Management, or closely related degree.


    Inquiries or questions only regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Kevin Wagner, Oklahoma Water Resources Center Director (

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