[ES_JOBS_NET] Paleoclimatology position at Auburn

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://ift.tt/1LobbwZ, 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://ift.tt/1M6sHAa. For more information regarding the Cluster Hires please visit the following link http://ift.tt/1Lob9oO.
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.

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