[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Earth System Modeling, Utah State University
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Wed Dec 30 07:55:59 MST 2015
Assistant Professor of Earth System Modeling
*Department:*Plants Soils & Climate
*College/Unit:*Colleg Of Agriculture & Applied Sci
*Posting Duration:*Open Until Filled
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
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
* 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
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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