[ES_JOBS_NET] Job Posting: Assistant/Association Extension Professor in Climate Science at University of Minnesota

Stacy Nordstrom nordstro at umn.edu
Mon Aug 13 10:11:24 MDT 2018

Department of Soil, Water, and Climate


Extension Professor

In Climate Science   (Job ID 324232)

The Department of Soil, Water, and Climate at the University of Minnesota
(U of M) seeks a faculty member with strong expertise in climate science
and a passion for community engagement and for communicating climate
information to agricultural producers, natural resource managers, other
industry stakeholders, the broader public, and policymakers.

See the full position description and learn more about the Department of
Soil, Water, and Climate at www.swac.umn.edu/about-us/employment.

Appointment and Position Description:

This is a nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor with duties divided between Extension (60%) and
Research (40%). The position is in the Department of Soil, Water, and
Climate on the flagship Twin Cities campus of the U of M. Applications are
encouraged from candidates with expertise in any relevant area of climate
science, such as meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry,
hydroclimatology, hydrometeorology, etc.

The appointee will be expected to develop an extension program to
communicate critical climate and meteorological information useful for
decision making in agricultural production, forestry, and management of
natural resources with a focus on climate adaptation, and to develop a
locally, nationally, and internationally recognized research program
related to climate science.

As part of this position, the appointee will work with the Minnesota State
Climatology Office (co-located within the department), as well as with the
National Weather Service to promote climate science literacy among diverse
audiences across the state of Minnesota. The appointee is also expected to
collaborate with climate, agricultural and silvicultural scientists as
appropriate to identify potential strategies for adaptation to changing
climate conditions.  Participation in various Extension and state programs
such as initiatives associated with the Cropping Systems working group, the
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and the Minnesota Climate
Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) is expected. Extension’s mission is to
provide effective, research-based education that integrates diverse
perspectives to address critical issues impacting Minnesota’s agriculture
and natural resources.

The appointee is expected to collaborate in research with U of M faculty
and develop research networks outside the U of M.  In addition, the
appointee will be expected to secure extramural research funding from state
and national competitive grant programs; recruit and advise graduate
students; participate in faculty governance; participate in, and as
appropriate, provide leadership to the outreach activities of the
Department and College statewide and nationally.



·       A Ph.D. in climate science, atmospheric science, meteorology, or a
closely related discipline

·       A strong potential for excellence in climate research

·       A track record of publishing in leading peer-reviewed scientific

·       Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills

·       Demonstrated experience in public engagement


·       Experience working in interdisciplinary teams

·       Commitment to serving traditionally underrepresented and culturally
diverse groups

·       Post-doctoral or professional experience in climate science

·       Experience communicating climate science to broad audiences

·       Demonstrated success in securing extramural research funding

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and
qualifications.  Benefits
include: University retirement; group life, medical, and dental insurance
plans; and sabbatical and semester leave opportunities. The position is
available January 1, 2019.  Detailed benefits information is available at:

How to Apply:

Apply on line via the Employment System at
<http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs>http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. The
system job number for this position is 324232.

Applicants will be selected for interview based on an application packet
that must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae including
publications, presentations, and other relevant activities; 3) a statement
of goals for an extension program in climate science; 4) a statement of
research interests; and 5) names and contact information for at least three
referees. Review of applications will begin September 14, 2018 and continue
until the position is filled.

For questions about the application process, please contact

Kari Jarcho

Email: kjarcho at umn.edu

Phone: 612-625-5251

Direct inquiries about the position to:

Dr. Dylan Millet, Search Committee Chair

Email:  UMNClimateSearch at gmail.com

Phone: 612-626-3259

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background check.

Information on the department and its programs may be found at
<http://www.swac.umn.edu/>http://www.swac.umn.edu/. The University of
Minnesota, located in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan
area (www.visit-twincities.com/), is one of the largest universities in the
country and offers a rich academic and research infrastructure.

*The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, handicap, age,
veteran status, or sexual orientation.* *The University is committed to
excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from
women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups.*

Stacy Nordstrom
Communications Associate
M.A. Visual Communication
Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences |
439 Borlaug Hall | 1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
University of Minnesota | umn.edu
*nordstro at umn.edu <nordstro at umn.edu>* | *612-625-4349*

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