[ES_JOBS_NET] Paleoclimatology position at Auburn

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Oct 1 21:00:48 MDT 2015

*Faculty Position*


*Auburn University*

As part of a larger investment to create a new Climate, Human, and Earth
System Sciences (CHESS) Cluster Hire Initiative, the Department of
Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a new
tenured/tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor position in
Paleoclimatology and Energy Systems, beginning in the Fall Semester 2016.
Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field
at the time of appointment. Specialties may include, but are not limited to
(1) utilization of key geological (e.g., sediments, tree rings, corals,
fossils) and geochemical (e.g., isotope paleoclimate proxies, ice-core
greenhouse gas concentrations, etc.) records to investigate the mechanisms
and rates of Earth’s climate change, (2) modeling the sensitivity of
Earth's climate system to changes and uncertainties in natural (e.g.,
volcanic emissions, methane hydrate stability, etc.) and anthropogenic
forcing (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions), (3) connecting past climate of
various time scales to the present and predicting future climate, and/or
(4) validation of climate and earth system models.  We seek a dynamic
individual who will play a leadership role in propelling the Department
towards a new intercollegiate Ph.D. program and participate actively in the
Auburn University CHESS multidisciplinary Cluster Hire Initiative.
Collaborative CHESS research programs that are regional or global in scope
are currently active with faculty in the College of Sciences and
Mathematics, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science, College of
Engineering, College of Agriculture, and College of Liberal Arts. New
faculty with expertise in Paleoclimatology and Energy Systems will
complement the University’s considerable existing expertise in the areas of
climate change sciences, geochemistry, sedimentology, hydrology, and
petroleum geology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a
vigorous, externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and
advise graduate and undergraduate students. Participation in the CHESS
initiative will be an important component in performance evaluations. This
individual will also develop and teach a new course in Paleoclimatology and
one or more graduate courses based on his/her expertise. The candidate
selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in
the United States on the date the appointment is scheduled to begin (August
2016) and must be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of
employment. The candidate must possess excellent written and interpersonal
communication skills.

Applications must include curriculum vitae, letter of application
describing professional experience, research and teaching interests, copies
of transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three
references. To apply please go to
http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1258, complete the
online form and upload the required application documents.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about
Auburn University and Geosciences program
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/cosam/. For more information regarding the
Cluster Hires please visit the following link
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/strategic_hire.html. Review of
applications will begin January 11, 2016 and will continue until a
candidate accepts appointment. In support of our strategic plan, Auburn
University will maintain its strong commitment to diversity with standards
to help ensure faculty, staff, and student diversity through recruitment
and retention efforts. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Many thanks for widely advertising this position.

Best regards,

Ming-Kuo Lee

Robert B. Cook Professor

Chair, Paleoclimatology Search Committee

Department of Geosciences

Auburn University

Auburn, AL 36849

Tel: 334-844-4898

leeming at auburn.edu
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