[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Earth System Modeling, Utah State University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Dec 30 07:55:59 MST 2015


    Assistant Professor of Earth System Modeling

*Open Date:*12/04/2015
*Review Date:*01/21/2016
*Job Category:*Faculty
*Department:*Plants Soils & Climate
*College/Unit:*Colleg Of Agriculture & Applied Sci
*Location:*Logan Campus
*Posting Duration:*Open Until Filled

*Position Summary:*

The Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate (PSC) is seeking 
applications for a tenure track, nine month, full time position in Earth 
System Modeling (ESM) at the assistant professor level. The position is 
a key element of PSC's growing climate program, fulfilling the goal for 
research and teaching expertise on global climate systems and predictive 
modeling. The position is part of a larger water cluster hire 
(https://caas.usu.edu/cwi/) that includes dendroclimatology, groundwater 
processes, agricultural water management, and water quality and will 
also take part in the new Big Data initiative for graduate programs.


Research. The successful candidate will conduct research in both 
diagnostic and prognostic uses of Earth System Models (ESM) that 
simulate dynamical, physical, biological and chemical processes that 
affect the Earth climate system and their complex interaction. The 
general goal of this ESM position is to help address key questions such 
as: processes which govern regional water cycle; present and future 
extreme events; regional climate responses to climate change. Examples 
of the ESM research foci include, but are not limited to: i) 
understanding critical feedback and interaction processes that affect 
global and regional climate, ii) understanding physical climate 
processes through ESM, iii) quantifying uncertainty of predictive 
modeling, and iv) assessing the relationships and feedbacks between 
natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. The 
candidate is expected to develop a research program that secures 
extramural funds and achieves international recognition.

Teaching. The individual will mentor and advise graduate students from 
diverse backgrounds, teach one or more undergraduate and graduate 
courses in the area of climate dynamics and physics, and play a role in 
developing both undergraduate and graduate climate science education at 
USU. Crucial to the position is articulating the nature, scope, and 
implications of climate dynamics and predictability to a wide range of 

*Dept/College Highlights:*

Utah State University is the state's land grant and space grant 
university. USU is in Logan City, offering the amenities of a college 
town within the Cache Valley metropolitan zone of 115,000 people. USU is 
a 90-minute freeway distance north of Salt Lake City along the scenic 
Wasatch Mountains and Bear River Range. The region offers a bonanza of 
outdoor activities within minutes of campus, and is a day's drive of 
seven national parks

*Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:*

Minimum Qualifications:

  * An earned Ph.D. in fields such as meteorology, atmospheric science,
    physics or related field with an emphasis on climate dynamics.
  * Have working knowledge, experience, or training in global and
    regional modeling, climate diagnostics and prediction, and climate
    attributions with a corresponding publication record.
  * Ability to develop an externally funded research program based on
    innovative and transformative research.
  * Experience and interest to teach under- and post-graduate level classes.
  * Postdoctoral experience is required.

Additional weight will be given to those candidates with a track record 
of both collaborative and independent research.

*Opportunity Type:*Full-Time w/benefits package*Percent or Time or Hours 
per Week:*100%*Advertised Salary:*Commensurate with experience, plus 
excellent benefits

Seehttps://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1023for more information 
and to apply online.

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background 
check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender 
and ethnic diversity.

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