Applications are invited for a position of Research Assistant Professor at the Jornada Experimental Range, Las Cruces, USA, with a focus on developing and applying a wind erosion model to evaluate the impacts of land use and land cover change on mineral dust emissions in the United States.
The incumbent’s research will be directed toward developing a wind erosion model from existing and new theory, calibration and validation to establish model uncertainty, and model applications at different spatial scales to integrate wind erosion assessments with ecological frameworks underpinning national monitoring programs and management. The position will require a multi-disciplinary approach which promotes close working relationships with USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists, universities and government agencies, including a highly collaborative group of soil scientists and ecologists at the Jornada.
Applicants must have a PhD in Physical Geography, Meteorology, Earth Science, Soil Science or related field by appointment start date, evidence of interest and expertise in aeolian processes and environmental modelling, commitment to research and publication, excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to work as a part of a diverse and multi-disciplinary team.
This is a two (2) year, full-time appointment based at the Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. The Jornada Experimental Range is a USDA-ARS laboratory located on the New Mexico State University campus.
For full details and to apply for this job please visit: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/27361
Requisition Number: 1700007F
Closing Date: 28th February, 2017.
Dr Nicholas Webb
USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range
MSC3 JER, NMSU, Box 30003
Las Cruces, 88003-8003
New Mexico, USA