Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

IWRI Open Rank Faculty Position in Agricultural Hydrology and Irrigation Water Management

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UM6P-IWRI International Water Research Institute is a new institute located in Benguerir. The institute is dedicated to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education and research around water and climate.

The objectives are to conduct cutting-edge research where local themes are connected to global issues of water and climate, with a focus on:

  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Development of water-related technologies (irrigation, water supply and sanitation, desalination, demineralization, treatment and recycling for water reuse)
  • Water-Energy-Food-Health-Education Nexus
  • Water in and for Soil, Droughts and desertification
  • Water-Related Hazards 
  • Floods (“Hydrometeorological” hazard)
  • Ground Instability
  • Water Pollution
  • Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies
  • Integrated coastal zone management (ICZM)
  • Water information, knowledge and decision systems
  • Forecasting and Warning Systems
  • Environmental Considerations and Sustainable development

Job description: 

The International Water Research Institute (IWRI) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University invites applications for an open rank (e.g. research fellow, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor) faculty position specializing in agricultural hydrology and irrigation systems engineering.

We particularly welcome applicants with skills and expertise in one or more of the following fields or related subjects that will complement IWRI’s research and teaching programs.

We welcome are applications of candidates with a history of:

  • Field-based research on technical aspects of plant water supply and fertigation, 
  • Experience with the use of simulation models of water flow through agricultural systems.
  • The hydrological cycle in arid and semi-arid contexts to understand the interaction between water systems and the other systems at the watershed scale (ex: agricultural system, ecological systems...).
  • Integrated approaches using remote sensing and ground data, designing and/or using physically based and numerical models for the same purposes.
  • Experience in simulating and assessing environmental responses at multiple scales to plan agricultural management strategies.
  • The position is open to applicants who hold a PhD in the subject discipline, or any closely related fields. Preference will be given to those with good research and teaching experience. Good communication skills, both verbal and written are important. Fluency in French and English is preferred. 
  • Experience with field measurements/activities,
  • Programming skills (e.g. python, Matlab or R), GIS techniques and mathematical modeling.
  • Familiarity with water resources issues in Morocco and/or Africa will be an added value. 
  • Experience in technical aspects related to water resources is welcomed. 

Key duties:
Successful candidates are expected to:

  • Have the desire and ability to teach courses at the undergraduate level related to the candidate's areas of research interest.
  • Perform multidisciplinary research and maintain a funded research program.
  • Publish the results of personal and sponsored research in peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Pursue scholarly and professional activities that will keep him/her at the leading edge of his/her field.
  • Contribute to the University and the department’s activities

Desired skills and experience

Criteria of the candidate:   

  • PhD in the subject discipline
  • At least 2 years of experience in the subject discipline
  • Relevant experience in the subject discipline, such as postdoctoral research. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of operational requirements for a successful research project and managing resources.
  • Proven ability to identify and fulfil the academic writing requirements for target publications.
  • Ability to generate new ideas, and links, and to build upon existing ideas to generate good concepts and solutions.
  • Willingness to work independently and to collaborate with a diversified team by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training skills.

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IWRI Open Rank Faculty Position in Agricultural Hydrology and Irrigation Water Management
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
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