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Jobs in Jamaica: Chair-In Water Resources Management

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Location: University of the West Indies

Description: Build a vibrant program in Water Resources Management at the post-graduate level; Develop and execute a competitive research program in Water Resources Management especially in karst terrains; Develop and execute program of study leading to graduate degrees; Assist with the development and implementation of undergraduate courses in Hydrogeology; Take a leading role in the research, teaching, outreach, consultancy and training (relevant short courses) activities related to Water Resources Management; Initiate and prepare grant proposals to support Water Resource Management activities; Create a virtual Centre of Excellence in water resources management that effectively engages issues such as: water quality monitoring and management; mathematical modeling of groundwater in karst terrains; modeling and simulation of hydrological processes, climate change impacts on water resources, flooding, saltwater intrusion, artificial recharge and transport or fate of microorganisms in water bodies; governance of water resources; impact of wastewater and other sources of pollution; re-use of treated effluent, emerging issues in water resources management.

Qualifications: PhD in one of the fields related to: Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering or Water Resources Management; Must also have an international reputation in the field of water resources management and development; Able to garner funds for research; Attract guest lecturers of a high caliber and incorporate the islands of the Caribbean in the program. The appointment will be for three years in the first instance with the possibility of tenure thereafter Applicants are required to submit curriculum vitae giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications.

Contact Information: University Registrar, Office of Administration, Regional Headquarters, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica; Email: [email protected]

Application Deadline: November 30, 2012

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