[Grad-postdoc-assn] Assistant or Associate Professor Position in Earth System Modeling and Observation

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Wed Nov 11 09:39:40 MST 2015

*Assistant or Associate Professor Position in **Earth System Modeling and

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and the Cluster Hire Initiative at
Auburn University

As part of Auburn University’s Cluster Hire Initiative, a new Climate,
Human, and Earth System Sciences (CHESS) program is being launched. Under
this program, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn
University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in
Earth system modeling and observation, beginning Fall 2016.  This is a
9-month, tenure-track position with 75% research and 25% instruction

We seek individuals who will establish an internationally-recognized,
externally-funded research program. The successful candidate must have a
background and in-depth experience/expertise in regional earth system
modeling and application. Research and teaching experience in geospatial
analysis and remote sensing is desirable. The individual is expected to
apply Earth system models together with *in situ* field and satellite
observations to investigate cutting-edge research issues such as
climate-ecosystem feedback, climate extremes, climate-human health, and
food-energy-water nexus. We seek a dynamic individual who will play a
leadership role in the integration of climate, ecological, hydrological and
biological sciences with social science and policy through earth system
modeling and observation.  This individual is also expected to develop and
teach one or two undergraduate courses in environmental system modeling
area and a graduate course in his/her expertise. Candidates must have an
earned doctorate at the date-of-hire in Earth system science, or a related
field with a strong record in conducting independent and cross-discipline
research. The successful candidate for this interdisciplinary position will
be expected to participate actively in Auburn University multidisciplinary
Cluster Hires Initiative in the cluster of Climate, Human, and Earth System
Sciences.  New faculty with expertise in Earth System Modeling and
Observation will complement the University’s considerable existing
expertise in these areas to form the core of this innovative
multidisciplinary initiative.  Participation in the Climate, Human and
Earth System Sciences will be an important component in faculty annual
reviews.  This position will also hold an adjunct professorship in the
Department of Geosciences, College of Mathematics and Sciences. We are
especially interested in candidate who can work across disciplinary
boundaries and make contributions to the overall CHESS program, an
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, and an undergraduate program in geospatial
and environmental informatics.

To apply please go to
http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/1347, complete the
online form and upload the required application documents: 1) cover letter
addressing the candidate’s experience pertinent to the responsibilities of
the position, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) Statement of research, 4)
statement of philosophy on teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels,
5) copies of all graduate level academic transcripts, and 6) the names and
contact information of at least three references.  Review of applications
will begin January 10, 2016 and will continue until a candidate accepts

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about
Auburn University and Cluster Hire Initiative
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/strategic_hire.html. 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.  Applicants must be able to meet
eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the
appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the
proposed term of employment.
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