[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant or Associate Professor, Earth's Energy Budget, Oregon State University
kshell at coas.oregonstate.edu
Fri Feb 27 14:16:24 MST 2015
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Assistant or Associate Professor – Radiative Transfer / Remote Sensing
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on radiative transfer and/or remote sensing.
We seek a new faculty member who will develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program in remote sensing and/or modeling of processes directly linked to the Earth’s radiative energy budget. This position is motivated by the core importance of radiative transfer in the study of atmospheric processes and climate. Specific areas of research could include but are not restricted to: (1) Remote sensing of the atmosphere and surface fluxes; (2) Examining the radiative effects of aerosols and clouds on climate; (3) Designing and implementing remote sensing algorithms and methods; and (4) Developing parameterizations for clouds and radiative transfer in atmospheric models. The successful candidate will complement existing CEOAS research programs in atmosphere-ocean interaction, climate variability and change, and analysis of satellite and in situ observations. The successful candidate will also participate in the CEOAS undergraduate and graduate teaching program and may contribute to teaching courses in radiative transfer, remote sensing techniques, climate dynamics, and atmospheric physics. Advising and mentoring graduate students and/or post-doctoral scholars is also expected from the candidate.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and two oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus and the 54-foot coastal research vessel, Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master's and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.
OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.
Appointment: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will secure funding to support 60% of his/her full-time salary. For a 12-month position it is CEOAS policy to confer indefinite tenure when promoted to full Professor. Should indefinite tenure be granted, the appointment will be on a 9-month basis, as are all CEOAS indefinite tenure agreements.
The OSU benefit package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, as well as a program for reduced tuition for qualified dependent.
72.5% Research/Scholarship: Establish and maintain an externally funded program of scholarly research in the area of emphasis. Work towards distinction in research as evidenced by national and international recognition through significant contributions to radiative transfer, climate, or remote sensing. Publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed, top-ranked journals, conference proceedings and books appropriate for the areas of interest. Disseminate research results by participation at national and international professional conferences and symposia.
20% Teaching and Advising: Teach high quality graduate or undergraduate courses in field of expertise. Mentor and advise undergraduates, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral scholars.
7.5% Service: Provide service to the college and/or university to sustain and promote the research and educational missions. This position is also expected to participate in service to their research discipline through committee memberships, reviews, and research planning/leadership activities.
• Ph.D. in atmospheric science, oceanography, or a closely related field by the start of employment.
• A strong scholarly potential demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed publications and a clearly defined research agenda commensurate with academic rank.
• Demonstrated ability or significant potential for establishing a research program supported by extramural funding.
• Demonstrated ability or significant potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success in the graduate and undergraduate programs of College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.
• Demonstrated ability or significant potential for mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral scholars.
• Proficiency in oral and written English.
• A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
• One year or more of professional experience.
• Demonstrated record of successful interdisciplinary collaborations.
• Experience securing funds for research from nationally competitive awards.
• Commitment and ability to effectively communicate in both the classroom and public settings.
Application Closing: For full consideration, applications must be received by April 6, 2015. Position closing date is June 1, 2015.
To Apply: go to <http://jobs.oregonstate.edu> posting 0013916
For information regarding the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences please visit <http://www.ceoas.oregonstate.edu/>.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents that should address the required and preferred qualifications:
1) A resume/CV that includes a list of publications and funding history; and the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).
2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.
3) A statement of current and proposed research interests. A statement of teaching experience and interest. A statement on how the candidate supports diversity (Can be combined and attached as 'Other Document 2 & Other Document 3')
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Eric Skyllingstad by email (<skylling at coas.oregonstate.edu>), 541-737-5697 (phone) or 541-737-2064 (FAX).
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 6, 2015 . Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
University and Community:
OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, Earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport and a range of programs and facilities in Portland. It is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. For more information see: http://main.oregonstate.edu/about
OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international students.
OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community (http://main.oregonstate.edu/equity-inclusion-and-diversity-oregon-state-university).
Karen M. Shell
Associate Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
kshell at coas.oregonstate.edu
VOICE (541) 737-0980
FAX (541) 737-2064
College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
104 CEOAS Admin Bldg.
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503
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