[ES_JOBS_NET] U of Washington Polar Science Center 3 Faculty Positions and Postdocs

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Jan 16 09:17:31 MST 2014

The University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, is expanding its commitme=
nt to research and=20
education about the Earth=92s polar regions through its "Future of Ice" I=
nitiative.  http://ice.uw.edu

Applications are invited for three new tenure-track, research faculty, an=
d postdoctoral scholars.

See below or http://ice.uw.edu/jobs for details.

Descriptions of the each of the positions are given below. Note the varyi=
ng target dates.

The University of Washington promotes research and education to serve an =
increasingly diverse=20
population of students, staff, and the public. For all of the positions d=
escribed below, we seek=20
applicants who are committed to engaging culturally and ethnically divers=
e audiences. The=20
University of Washington is recognized for supporting the work-life balan=
ce of its faculty and is an=20
affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. A PhD is required at the =
time of appointment.


The Polar Science Center at the Applied Physics Laboratory invites applic=
ations for research=20
scientists with principal investigator responsibilities in the following =
areas: a) fundamental physics=20
of ice and interaction of ice and water, b) physical oceanography, partic=
ularly observation or=20
numerical modeling of ice-ocean interaction, for example, as applicable t=
o fjord or ice-shelf cavity=20
circulation and its influence on outlet glaciers, and c) biology of the i=
ce-ocean environment with a=20
focus on lower trophic levels including remote sensing. PSC researchers h=
ave access to excellent=20
capabilities in field logistics and engineering and we encourage applicat=
ions from researchers who=20
will utilize those. Candidates in other areas of specialization may be co=
nsidered depending on=20
qualifications and research record. We seek candidates who have completed=
 their postdoctoral=20
research with a record that demonstrates high potential to develop their =
own well-funded=20
program. Initial research support over a nominal 2-year period will come =
from start-up funds and=20
existing project funds. Thereafter, candidates are expected to have estab=
lished self-sustaining=20
grant-funded research programs. Applications including CV, research inter=
est summary,=20
publication and funding history, and names of four references and should =
be sent to:=20
pscjobs at uw.edu


The College of the Environment invites applications for three 9-month, te=
nure-track positions=20
(Assistant Professor). Successful candidates will be expected to enhance =
the University of=20
Washington=92s multidisciplinary research in polar science, to develop a =
funded research program, to=20
mentor the next generation of scientists, and to contribute to education =
at the graduate and=20
undergraduate levels.

*Polar Marine Ecosystems. We seek an integrative scientist who will contr=
ibute to an understanding=20
of biological processes and ongoing changes in high-latitude marine ecosy=
stems. Research=20
approaches could include field observations, remote sensing, or modeling.=
 This appointment is=20
expected to be made jointly between the School of Oceanography and School=
 of Aquatic and=20
Fishery Sciences, though an appointment with a different College of the E=
nvironment unit is also=20
possible. Applicants should describe how their research and teaching will=
 enhance collaborative=20
linkages among disciplines. Send curriculum vitae, description of researc=
h and teaching interests,=20
and the names of four references, addressed to Polar Marine Ecosystem Sea=
rch. Electronic=20
materials are preferred; send to qrc at uw.edu. Hard copies can be sent to Q=
uaternary Research=20
Center, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310. Pre=
ference will be given=20
to applications received prior to February 3rd, 2014.

*Polar Climate (Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere) Dynamics. We seek applicants whose =
research contributes=20
to quantitative understanding of coupled dynamical processes at high lati=
tudes. Examples of=20
relevant research areas include the polar heat and water budget, interact=
ing ocean-atmosphere=20
circulation dynamics, albedo changes at sea or on land, and ocean-ice she=
et interactions.=20
Approaches could include field observations, analysis of remotely-sensed =
observations, or=20
modeling. This appointment will be joint between two of the following thr=
ee academic units:=20
Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography, and Earth and Space Sciences. Applica=
nts should describe=20
how their research and teaching will enhance collaborative linkages among=
 disciplines. Send=20
curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching interests, and the=
 names of four references,=20
addressed to Polar Climate Dynamics Search. Electronic materials are pref=
erred and may be sent to=20
qrc at uw.edu. Hard copies can be sent to Quaternary Research Center, Univer=
sity of Washington,=20
Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1310. Preference will be given to applicati=
ons received prior to=20
February 3rd, 2014.

*Glaciology. We seek applicants with expertise in physical glaciology. Re=
levant research areas=20
include, but are not limited to, ice physics, dynamic behavior of ice she=
ets, sub-glacial processes,=20
ice-shelf physics and ice-shelf/ocean interactions, and mountain glaciers=
. We are particularly=20
interested in individuals who combine gathering and interpretation of dat=
a with theoretical work,=20
and who are likely to develop a breadth of research interests over the co=
urse of their careers. The=20
development and use of ice-sheet models to link to broader questions such=
 as sea level rise is also=20
a desired research direction. This appointment will be in the Department =
of Earth and Space=20
Sciences. Send curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching int=
erests, and the names of=20
four references, addressed to Glaciology Search Committee. Electronic mat=
erials are preferred and=20
may be sent to essasst at uw.edu. Hard copies can be mailed to: April Huff, =
Department of Earth and=20
Space Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351310, Seattle, WA 98195-1=
310. Preference will be=20
given to applications received prior to January 2nd, 2014.


The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) and the Applied Physics Laboratory (=
APL) are seeking=20
Postdoctoral Research Associates with interests in the polar regions. APL=
 is a multidisciplinary=20
research institution with a long tradition of high latitude research, eng=
ineering and logistics. QRC=20
encompasses a diversity of fields of study, including archaeology, land s=
urface processes,=20
paleoclimatology and paleobiology and glaciology. Applicants are expected=
 to define a research=20
plan that fits within the broad program areas of either QRC or APL and in=
cludes collaboration with=20
researchers in another unit at the University, such as Oceanography, Aqua=
tic and Fishery Sciences,=20
Marine Affairs, Earth and Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Environme=
ntal and Forest=20
Sciences, Anthropology, Law, and the Jackson School of International Stud=
ies. Expected terms are=20
two years, renewable after the first year. A Ph.D. less than 4 years prio=
r to the time of employment=20
is required. Screening of applicants will begin at the beginning of March=
, 2014 and applications=20
should be received prior to February 28th , 2014. Applicants are asked to=
 submit: (1) a curriculum=20
vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a brief research proposal (no more tha=
n 1500 words) describing=20
research to be pursued during a two year tenure at the University of Wash=
ington, (4) the names=20
and contact information of four individuals who can provide a letter of r=
eference. In addition, a=20
letter of support from a prospective mentor in one of the participating u=
nits is encouraged. Current=20
research of faculty is available at the individual web pages for the part=
icipating departments listed=20
above. Applicants should send all materials and any questions to pscjobs@=
uw.edu. Electronic=20
submission is preferred but hardcopies can be mailed to Applied Physics L=
aboratory, University of=20
Washington, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle Washington, 98105 c/o Polar Scie=
nce Center (Isosaki).
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