[ES_JOBS_NET] Earth System Remote Sensing/Earth Dynamics Observatory, University of Arizona, Cluster Hire Announcement

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Oct 20 10:26:49 MDT 2015


TheUniversity of Arizona <http://www.arizona.edu/>announces coordinated 
hiring of five tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in Earth system 
remote sensing to establish the*/Earth Dynamics Observatory/(EDO)*to 
respond to global challenges in Earth and environmental science, 
planetary science, and hazards and resource assessment.

EDO will combine unique mission operations and planetary science 
capabilities of the internationally recognizedLunar and Planetary Lab 
<https://www.lpl.arizona.edu/>with remote sensing research in leading 
natural science programs includingGeosciences 
<http://www.hwr.arizona.edu/>andAtmospheric Sciences 
<http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/>, theSchool of Natural and Resources and 
the Environment <http://snre.arizona.edu/>, and theInstitute of the 
Environment <http://www.environment.arizona.edu/>, with instrument 
development and calibration through UA's renownedColleges of Science 
<http://cos.arizona.edu/>,Optical Sciences 
<http://www.optics.arizona.edu/>, andEngineering 
<http://engineering.arizona.edu/>. EDO faculty will contribute to 
interdisciplinary research and educational programs oriented around 
remote sensing and Earth and planetary change, with the goal of 
developing instruments, deploying missions, and leading new research in 
applications of remote sensing.

We welcome applications for the first five EDO positions focused in five 
areas. For all positions, scientists may seek appointments in one or 
several Departments and Colleges within the University, depending on the 
research areas and interests of the scientist and the promotion of 
mission- and science-oriented objectives of EDO.

Appointees will be expected to contribute to innovative and quality 
teaching, advising, and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate 
level, provide opportunities for student engagement in research, 
internship, externship, and professional training, participate in 
service and outreach, and promote the UA's goals for broad 
representation among its students and workforce. EDO is seeking 
individuals who promote diversity in research, education, and outreach, 
and who have experience with a variety of collaborative, teaching, and 
curricular perspectives.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we 
know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to 
advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and 
creating an inclusive academic community.  We translate these values 
into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise 
working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.  Because 
we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we 
encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities 
to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of 
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

*/Instrument/Mission Leadership:/*We seek a scientist with experience in 
instrument and/or mission development and leadership in Earth remote 
sensing to coordinate large-scale collaborative projects across a 
variety of platforms (airborne, UAV, satellite), methods 
(multi/hyperspectral, radar, laser, gravity, etc.), and applications 
(e.g., atmospheric composition/properties, Earth surface, land cover, 
sea-surface, cryosphere, groundwater, etc.). The position is open-rank. 
In addition to promoting interdisciplinary collaboration across campus 
and with federal, regional, and industry partners, the scientist will 
also contribute to training students and researchers in remote sensing, 
and serve remote-sensing related needs of regional resource 
stakeholders. Inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Overpeck, 
jto at email.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for*position number F20158*.

*/Remote Sensing Land-Water-Climate/Geospatial Analysis:/*We seek a 
scientist with expertise in remote sensing, modeling, and data analysis 
to address challenges in land surface, water cycle, resource, and 
hazards assessment using active and passive source methods, multi- and 
hyperspectral data, LiDAR, and other technologies. Experience with 
advanced spatial-temporal modeling and geospatial analysis related to 
environmental change and water in arid environments is expected. The 
scientist will engage researchers and students in interdisciplinary 
research and student training across Earth and environmental programs 
and curricula, and lead and collaborate on federal, industry, and public 
projects. Inquiries should be directed to Stuart Marsh, 
smarsh at email.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for*position number 

*/Atmospheric remote sensing:/* Observing systems, encompassing a wide 
range of platforms from ground-based to satellites and measurement 
instruments from radar to chemical sensors, are key in our ability to 
understand, predict, assess, and mitigate changes in the Earth system. 
We seek a scientist with expertise in atmospheric remote sensing 
especially in the following areas:  (1) passive and active remote 
sensing of the atmosphere (e.g., precipitation, clouds, water vapor, 
aerosols, and trace gases); (2) development and application of remote 
sensing retrieval algorithms and methods; (3) algorithm development and 
application of dual-polarization Doppler radar measurements; and (4) 
data assimilation.  Inquiries should be directed to Xubin Zeng, 
xubin at atmo.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for*position number F20162*.

*/Comparative planetology/*: We seek a scientist in the field of remote 
sensing of planetary surfaces, atmospheres, and/or interiors with 
relevance to multiple planets (including exoplanets) or solar system 
objects and to astrobiology, to provide context for understanding the 
Earth.  Experience in field and lab work and theory are also desirable. 
The scientist will have expertise in planetary science and observing 
techniques to a) develop instrumentation and techniques and lead 
experiments for planetary science (including Earth), and b) provide 
perspective on the implications for Earth of knowledge about other 
planets and vice versa. Inquiries should be directed to Tim Swindle, 
tswindle at lpl.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for*position number 

*/Satellite Geodesy/*: We seek a scientist using modern space geodetic 
techniques to understand Earth properties across a range of geophysical, 
hazards, and resource applications. Examples include study of Earth’s 
gravity field, GPS, InSAR, and LiDAR imaging, radar altimetry, and other 
methods to probe Earth’s surface and interior to understand earthquakes, 
volcanoes, tsunamis, plate tectonics, mantle flow, glacier dynamics, sea 
level, and/or Earth’s rotational dynamics. This scientist will develop 
collaborative explorations into interconnected solid and fluid Earth 
systems for basic science, increase our ability to monitor Earth changes 
for resources and hazards assessment, strengthen our ability to compete 
for funding from external agencies and industry, and help define 
scientific objectives of future missions. Inquiries should be directed 
to Rick Bennett, rb0 at email.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply 
for*position number F20165*.

Candidates can apply for all positions atwww.uacareers.com 
<http://www.uacareers.com/>, using the specific position numbers listed 

Review of applications will begin 9 November 2015, and positions will 
remain open until filled.

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