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


The University of Arizona 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.

will combine unique mission operations and planetary science
capabilities of the internationally recognized Lunar and Planetary Lab with remote sensing
research in leading natural science programs including Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences,
the School of Natural and Resources
and the Environment, and the Institute of the
Environment, with instrument development and calibration
through UA’s renowned Colleges of Science, Optical Sciences, and Engineering. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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@email.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for position number

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@email.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for position number

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@atmo.arizona.edu. Candidates should
apply for position
number F20162.

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@lpl.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for position number

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@email.arizona.edu. Candidates should apply for position number

can apply for all positions at www.uacareers.com, using
the specific position numbers listed above.

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

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