Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

IWRI Open Rank Faculty Position in Hydrochemistry and Isotope Hydrology

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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 specialized in Hydrochemistry and Isotope Hydrology.

This is a broadly defined position in isotope hydrology and hydrochemistry. However, 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:

  • Environmental geoscience and the application of environmental isotopes and geochemical tracers for improved understanding of subsurface processes over multiple scales.
  • 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...).
  • Hands-on knowledge about surface water/groundwater interactions, Aquifer recharge, Groundwater flow and Mechanisms of pollutants transport in aquifers.
  • Applications of environmental isotopes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum.
  • Integrated hydrological cycle monitoring using isotope data, combined with other tools (GIS, Remote sensing data).
  • Experience with the use of state-of-the-art analytical facilities to conduct geochemical and isotope analyses on water, soil and plant samples.

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 is required.
  • Familiarity with water resources issues in Africa, with an emphasis on the sub-Saharan region, will be an added value. 

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 Hydrochemistry and Isotope Hydrology
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Morocco
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