[Grad-postdoc-assn] [Fwd: Assistant or Associate Professor - Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Minnesota]

Ankur Desai adesai at ucar.edu
Mon Dec 18 08:33:11 MST 2006

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Subject: 	Assistant or Associate Professor - Atmospheric Chemistry
Date: 	Sat, 16 Dec 2006 17:36:54 -0600
From: 	Tim Griffis <tgriffis at umn.edu>
To: 	fluxnet at sws1.ornl.gov

*Assistant or Associate Professor - Atmospheric Chemistry—Boundary Layer
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, University 
of Minnesota*

The Global Climate and Environmental Change Initiative in the College of 
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) brings together 
scientists from multiple colleges to conduct research on the biological, 
ecological, chemical, and physical processes that govern greenhouse gas 
fluxes and the cycles of carbon, water, and energy and how these are 
impacted by human activities and climate variation. This initiative will 
be complemented by ongoing research related to appropriate management 
and policy solutions.

Position: Atmospheric Chemistry—Boundary Layer, tenure-track Assistant 
or Associate Professor, 50% research, 50% teaching, nine-month (B term) 

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2007 and 
will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Location: The position is in the Environmental Cluster in the College of 
Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, located on the Saint 
Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. This Cluster consists of the 
Departments of Entomology; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; 
Forest Resources; and Soil, Water, and Climate. Additional Cluster 
entities include the Bell Museum of Natural History and the Water 
Resources Center. The tenure home Department will be based on alignment 
with the successful candidate's areas of interest.

Responsibilities: Develop an externally-funded research program in 
boundary-layer atmospheric chemistry with emphasis on near-surface 
processes and biophysical feedback mechanisms. Research may focus on a 
variety of potential problems in urban, agricultural, or forest 
ecosystems, including greenhouse gases, VOCs, ozone, aerosols, and 
others. Participate in an emerging interdisciplinary group in 
biometeorology and ecosystem sciences on campus and collaborate with 
faculty in the Environmental Cluster, CFANS, the Institute on the 
Environment, the NSF-MRI funded Terrestrial Mesocosm Facility, and other 
faculty across campus. Teach an introductory course in atmospheric 
science in alternate years, a mid-level undergraduate course in 
atmospheric pollution, and a graduate level course in atmospheric 
chemistry, probably in alternate years. Participate in the development 
of an interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Biometeorology and other 
graduate programs as appropriate. Recruit and advise undergraduate and 
graduate students and post-docs. Participate in faculty governance and 
in college and University outreach efforts as appropriate. Provide 
appropriate service to professional and governmental organizations at 
the local, state, national, and international levels.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in atmospheric science, earth system 
science, or a related field is required as well as demonstrated 
expertise in boundary-layer atmospheric chemistry or 
biosphere-atmosphere interactions. Have experience designing and 
conducting research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and 
graduate instruction, including the ability to advise and train graduate 
students and post-docs. Strong oral and written communication skills are 
also essential, including demonstrated success publishing in leading 
peer-reviewed scientific journals. Experience in teaching (TA 
experience, teaching enrichment programs, guest lectures).

Desired Qualifications: Research and teaching expertise that will 
complement and enhance existing strengths at the University of Minnesota 
in biometeorology, aerosol science, biogeochemistry, ecology, forestry, 
agriculture, and the application of stable isotope techniques to 
environmental problems. Interest and experience in the analytical and 
modeling aspects of atmospheric chemistry; and demonstrated ability to 
work in an interdisciplinary setting.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with 
experience and qualifications. Benefits include employee health, dental, 
and faculty life/disability insurance, social security, faculty 
retirement and opportunities for professional development, including 
sabbatical and semester leave opportunities. Salary will be supplemented 
with 2 months of summer salary for the first two years of appointment. 
Additionally, competitive startup support is available.

Application: Apply online at: https://employment.umn.edu/ (search for 
Requisition #145104). Candidates should attach a cover letter, 
curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching accomplishments, 
experience and interests (3 pages). Applicants should request that 3 
letters of professional reference be sent directly to the attention of 
the committee by mail or email. Applications may be submitted by surface 
mail to:

Atmospheric Chemistry—Boundary Layer Search Committee
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Attn: Jean Burdick
1420 Eckles Ave
277 Coffey Hall
St. Paul, MN 55108

or by email to:

burdi005 at umn.edu

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs Tim 
Griffis at 612-625-3117, tgriffis at umn.edu or Matt Simcik at 
612-626-6269, msimcik at umn.edu. Information about CFANS may be found at 
http://www.cfans.umn.edu/. Information about the interdisciplinary 
Biometeorology group can be found at http://www.biometeorology.umn.edu/. 
Benefits are described at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/index.html/

The University of Minnesota is committed to policy that all persons 
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment 
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, 
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran 
status, or sexual orientation.

Tim Griffis, Associate Professor
Dept. Soil, Water, & Climate
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
1991 Upper Buford Circle
Soil Science Room 331
St. Paul, MN, 55108
Phone: 612.625.3117
Fax: 612.625.2208

Email: tgriffis at umn.edu
Home: http://www.biometeorology.umn.edu 

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