Job opportunities in water resources
Stanford University, California, United States
Start reviewing process: 4 July 2022

With apologies for cross-posting, I’m writing to share a few job opportunities in water resources at Stanford University.

First, I’m hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate in adaptive water resources planning under uncertainty ( I’m seeking someone with experience in quantitative systems modeling methods. The postdoc will work with me to develop a research project that advances their professional goals. Additionally, the postdoc will mentor graduate students, contribute to collaborative projects, and participate in the leadership of the lab. Start date is flexible for a 2-year appointment at a salary of $70,000.

Second, jointly with Prof. Jenna Davis, Prof. Buzz Thompson, and Prof. Khalid Osman, I am hiring a Postdoctoral Stakeholder Engagement Associate on the human right to water in California ( Ideal for a candidate looking to transition from academia to the public or non-profit sectors, this position involves both stakeholder engagement and outreach as well as research. We are also open to hiring this position as a part-time consultant ( This is a 9-12 month position with possibility of extension for an ASAP start date. Salary / consulting fee commensurate with experience.

I encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Please consider applying even if you do not meet all the desired qualifications. I am committed to maintaining a transparent, inclusive lab culture, and I expect all members of my group to participate in our lab efforts to address equity and justice in our research and community. You can find more information on my website (

Please see the linked job descriptions for instructions on how to apply, and feel free to email me with questions.


Sarah Fletcher, PhD (she / her)
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Lee and Kitty Price Center Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford University

Of interest for:
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Human Dimensions Focus Research Group