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Water and Environment Faculty Position

Institution: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Faculty – Engineering – Civil and Environmental
Posted: 01/16/2015
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Notes: included on Affirmative Action email
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for new faculty positions at all tenure-track and tenure levels in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS).

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to its 28,000 students. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of six departments–Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, with ABET accredited programs. The College has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of 24 billion dollars. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support.

The college seeks exceptional individuals to expand its research and further strengthen our portfolio and curricula in the following cluster area:

Water and Environment: Milwaukee is an R&D hub for water engineering and technologies as highlighted most recently by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in a study on national best practices for building successful technology clusters. Milwaukee is home to over 10 large international water corporations. The NSF Water Equipment and Policy (WEP) I/UCRC ( led by UWM CEAS focuses on pre-competitive research in four thrust areas: materials, sensors and devices, treatment systems, and policy. Candidates with research interests in all areas of environmental engineering, including the WEP center areas, will be considered to complement the existing water and environment research. Preference will be given to sustainable water and wastewater treatment, energy recovery from waste, nanotechnology and/or biotechnology for environmental systems, novel sensors, novel materials, inland aquatic systems, and climate related impacts on urban and natural environments.

Exceptional applicants that complement our strengths across the broader research areas of our six departments are also welcomed. More information about the College can be found at

Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in an appropriate engineering or related field and have a strong research record appropriate for the rank that is being applied for. Desired attributes include strong extramural funding record and teaching experience as well as internationally recognized expertise for senior applicants or potential to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program for junior applicants.

On-Line Application Procedure: Application materials should include: a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a detailed curriculum vitae; a research plan; a teaching statement, and a minimum of three references that includes names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers. The complete application package must be submitted electronically to:

Screening begins on February 16, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions can be directed to Assoc. Dean Ronald Perez, at 414-229-6543 or Under Wisconsin’s open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request.

UWM offers competitive salary and startup packages, commensurate with experience. Further information about UWM may be found at UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.

Application Information

Contact: Assoc. Dean Ronald Perez
College of Engineering & Applied Science
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Phone: 414-229-6543
Online App. Form:
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to provide equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment for its employees and students in all programs, activities, and employment. UWM is committed to actively implement all federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, executive orders, policies, plans, rules, and regulations.
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1500022 – Assistant Professor Health Sciences – Dept. of Epidemiology & Environmental Health

Institution: University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Faculty – Health – Public and Environmental Health
Posted: 01/16/2015
Application Due: 06/16/2015
Type: Full Time
Posting Number: 1500022

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit:

Position Summary:
The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health in the School of Public Health and Health Professions at the University at Buffalo is recruiting an outstanding candidate for a state funded, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Research areas of particular interest include global health, infectious disease, the microbiome, and environmental health.

Candidates should have doctoral level training (PhD, MD or equivalent) in Epidemiology or a related field with high potential for success and scholarly growth. The faculty member will be expected to develop a productive, funded research program, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in professional service.

The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health has a long and distinguished history in research and student education. Part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), a fully CEPH accredited school of public health, the department offers PhD, MS and MPH degrees in Epidemiology, as well as MPH degrees in Environmental Health and Health Services Administration.

The University at Buffalo (UB) provides a rich environment for collaborative and transdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP and at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), as well as Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The New York Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the UB Clinical and Translational Research Center, the Women’s Health Initiative, the Office of Global Health Initiatives and the new UB Institute on Research in Energy, Environment and Water (RENEW). EEH and faculty in schools across the University are building collaborative groups and engaging in scholarship relevant to global health, the microbiome, and the environment, offering unique opportunities for transdisciplinary research. In addition, department strengths include cancer, cardiovascular disease, women’s health, nutrition, physical activity, infectious disease and environmental epidemiology. UB, dedicated to academic excellence, is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the leading public research university in New York State, offering more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is in a period of unprecedented growth.

Western New York is among the most beautiful and most welcoming regions in the country. Known locally as the “City of Good Neighbors”, Buffalo has been named as one of the best cities in the US to live in; for more information about the city and the region, please see

For more information about the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, please see For more information about the position, please contact search committee chair: Dr. Jo Freudenheim, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health,, (716) 829-5375.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral level degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) in Epidemiology or a related field.
  • High potential for success and scholarly growth.
  • Published research; ability to develop a productive research program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral level degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) in Epidemiology or a related field.
  • High potential for success and scholarly growth.
  • Published research; ability to develop a productive research program.

Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience

FTE: 1.00

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources
University at Buffalo
Online App. Form:
The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Lao PDR Program Manager

Job posted by: Abundant Water
Posted on: January 24, 2015

Job description

The Lao PDR Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for Abundant Water’s (AW) organisational direction and results in Lao PDR. The PM reports directly to the AW CEO and Board of Directors. Key competencies required are on-ground management skills, strategic direction of country program, and budget oversight.
This is a full-time position with a preferred commitment of at least 2 years. The core responsibilities will be in line with achieving AW’s current 3-year plan, including: coordination of the filter-making workshop, managing AW’s local staff, financial accounting, developing partnerships and opportunities with both local and international NGOs, and improving the AW water filter technology and WASH program through monitoring and evaluation.
You will represent AW at outside meetings with potential funders or influencers, and work alongside staff at events and receptions.
This position is ideal for someone who would like to expand their skill set in the international development sector. As this is a small organisation with a start-up atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of running an international humanitarian NGO. While there is an element of administration work, the position will very much be “hands-on” working directly with the local staff and our partners on the ground as you strive towards our goal of increasing access to clean drinking water in remote villages in Laos.
Key Responsibilities
As the Lao PDR Program Manager you will:
  • Manage the AW filter-making compound and workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR
  • Manage a team of 4 AW local staff in Vientiane; oversee their welfare and their recruitment
  • Administer AW finances and accounts in Laos
  • Monitor & evaluate impact of existing projects; implement feedback regarding technology development both in the Vientiane workshop and in the field
  • Manage existing AW partnerships in Laos and seek to develop new opportunities of mutual benefit. Develop new projects and partnerships to enable AW to realize its 3 year plan
  • Report to the AW Board of Directors in Australia on organizational and operational matters in Laos
  • Manage relationships with existing AW donors in Laos to develop new opportunities of mutual benefit, and develop new fund-raising opportunities in Laos
  • Manage AW’s international interns
  • Conduct monitoring, assessment and evaluation on the overall project progress and provide feedback and suggestions on modification and change to the Board of Directors
Along with the Board of Directors, you will be accountable for:
  • ensuring that AW has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction, and is focused on achieving these
  • working in partnership with other Directors, the CEO, and other volunteers.
  • being responsible for the performance of AW in Laos and for its ‘corporate’ behaviour
  • ensuring that AW complies with all legal and regulatory requirements in Laos
  • acting as guardians of AW’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application
  • ensuring that the AW’s governance is of the highest possible standard
Desired Outputs
By late-2015 the PM will:
  • lead the workshop in Vientiane to successfully meet filter production demand
  • develop a strong working relationship with AW partners which sees the AW filter and WASH program meeting the needs of priority areas in rural Lao PDR
  • contribute to bi-monthly Board Director meetings – including updates and papers regarding the Lao PDR country program
Duty station
The PM will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Regular trips to Xieng Khouang Province and other remote areas of Lao PDR will be required for purposes of Monitoring & Evaluation, and to scout potential new village partnerships. The PM is expected to attend the board bi-monthly meeting via teleconference.
The Program Manager will be appointed for a 2-year term. This is a full-time position, however there are no “typical” working hours as would be the case with a 9-5 job and work hours may increase due to demands imposed by periods of high tempo work. It is expected that this appointment will start early January 2015.
US$1500 per month
Accommodation is included in the package
Work travel will be covered by AW
There is no re-location allowance available
Travel through out Lao PDR is expected
Preferred Competencies
  • A self-starter who has the ability to work with minimal direct supervision
  • Work experience in Laos (or elsewhere in the Mekong region); Thai or Lao language skills are also a plus. Experience working in any developing country context is useful.
  • Experience in non-profit, humanitarian, and/or development work
  • Flexibility and the ability to work in an unpredictable environment
  • The ability to work to a regular monthly budget, oversee operating expenses, and manage petty cash needs
  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships across organizations
  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills and understanding
  • A demonstrated ability to work with and manage a team of both local staff and international interns.
Start date for the successful candidate is negotiable.

How to apply

Please send CV and cover letter to

Regional People Lead East Africa

You will need to have extensive experience of strategic Human Resources and Organisational Development, and experience of collaborating with and influencing senior leaders and delivering large-scale change initiatives in a complex international organisation.


16 Feb 2015

  • Position type : Permanent
  • Deadline : 16 Feb 2015
  • Interview dates : Early March
  • Salary : Competitive with excellent benefits
It’s hard to believe that today 748 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and 2.5 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.
WaterAid is looking for three Regional People Leads to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities. The three Regional People Leads will either support Southern Africa, East Africa or South Asia regions.
Working within the People and Organisational Development Team, the Regional People Leads will provide strategic, proactive and customer-focussed partnering to their region. They will also support Regional and Country Programme leadership to achieve organisational performance through excellent people management. In addition, they will be a key member of the People and Organisational Department in the delivery of the people dimensions of the Global Strategy.
To be successful, you will need to have extensive experience of strategic Human Resources and Organisational Development, and experience of collaborating with and influencing senior leaders and delivering large-scale change initiatives in a complex international organisation.
The ideal candidate will also be willing and able to travel internationally for 8–12 weeks per year.
By 2030 we want everyone, everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we’ll give you a lot back.
Please note: in order to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the country in which you will be based. The Southern Africa role will be based in South Africa. The East Africa role will be based in either the Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda or Tanzania. The South Asia role will be based in either the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or Nepal.
No recruitment agencies please.

Job description

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  2. Submit your CV and cover letter using our online submission form.


The Johns Hopkins Water Institute seeks a postdoctoral fellow for our global project using mobile phones to measure Water Sanitation and Hygiene indicators (mWASH), that is part of Performance Monitoring Accountability 2020 ( This is a high impact, high profile public health study that is designed to drive global policy at the nexus of women’s empowerment, water, sanitation, and hygiene.

The mWASH project consists of nationally representative biannual household surveys in 10 countries in Africa and Asia, with local research institutional partners in each country that hire high-school educated women to use smart phones to conduct household and health care facility interviews, sending data to cloud servers for rapid analysis and dissemination.The application deadline for this fellowship is February 15, 2015. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Full details about the opportunity announcement can be found through this link

The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University in the UK, is dedicated to improving water and sanitation service delivery in low- and middle-income countries.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Associate to support our urban sanitation research, specifically through a project which aims to promote faecal waste flow diagrams as clear advocacy, decision-making and monitoring tools.

Candidates should have: a good honours and Masters degree in Engineering (or a related discipline), relevant postgraduate experience; excellent research and analytical skills; strong communication and reporting skills; and a willingness to work in challenging urban environments. The closing date for applications is 9th February 2015. Interviews will be held on 12th and 13th February 2015.

The advert and further information are available on the main Loughborough University website. Please see the following link to the vacancy:

Senior Technical Advisor, Health
Washington, DC

Plan International USA is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Health who will be responsible for providing technical direction and management/ backstopping responsibility of grant-funded projects from a range of institutional, foundation and multilateral donors.  S/he will work with the Washington DC-based Water, Sanitation and Health Practice team and field-based staff to oversee/ manage current projects; promoting technical quality in the implementation of projects and building the technical capacity of staff in Plan’s field offices. The Senior Technical Advisor will contribute to the technical design of project proposals for US government, institutional, foundation, and corporate donors.  S/he will participate in related research and documentation efforts and represent Plan at sector meetings and events.  The incumbent should have technical experience in global health issues, including reproductive health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, service delivery and health systems strengthening programming in a developing country.  S/he will engage with Plan’s health technical network and contribute to publications and technical documents. This position reports to the Senior Director, Water, Sanitation and Health and is based in the Washington, DC office.

Skills and QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Professional advanced degree required, preferably an MPH or other related technical degree. Minimum fifteen years of experience in the priority areas of reproductive health, nutrition, maternal/child health and health systems strengthening programming in developing countries; minimum 3 years of specialized expertise. Resident field experience is a plus. Demonstrated experience in gender, child and women’s issues, and the broad linkages between them and health programming. Significant demonstrated experience writing proposals and knowledge of donor funding procedures specifically USAID. Excellent oral communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills, computer skills and the ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment, identify and resolve problems, and strong negotiation skills. Ability to set priorities and work within deadlines. Ability to travel internationally, up to 35%. French or Spanish language skills preferred.

TO APPLY: For a detailed job description and to apply please follow the link to our website Closing date isMarch 9th, 2015.