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[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor – Late-Quaternary Climate Science

Assistant Professor – Late-Quaternary Climate Science


Syracuse University


Syracuse, NY 


Faculty – Science – Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography




Full Time

Job #: 073445Location: Heroy Geology LaboratoryPay Range: Commensurate with experienceFLSA Status: ExemptHours: As determined by the Department ChairJob Type: Full-timeCampus: Syracuse, NYUnionized Position Code: Not ApplicableJob Description: The Syracuse University Department of Earth Sciences seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in climate change science, who will hold the Thonis Family Endowed Professorship. Scientists with expertise in observational approaches to late-Quaternary paleoclimatology and with established links to the climate modeling community are strongly encouraged to apply. The department welcomes applicants with expertise collecting, characterizing and calibrating quantitative records of past temperature, sea level change, glacial dynamics, hydroclimate, and terrestrial responses to natural and anthropogenic forcing. The ideal candidate will collaborate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Earth Sciences and the greater SU community, which includes expertise in energy, sustainability, and water resources.Qualifications: A Ph.D. in earth sciences, geology, or a related field is expected at the time of appointment.Responsibilities: The successful applicant will arrive with or establish a strong, externally funded research program and develop a portfolio of excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Active public engagement on issues of a changing climate is an essential part of the appointment. Applicants will teach a large, introductory-level class in Earth Science, contribute to existing courses in paleoclimatology and develop new undergraduate and graduate courses in the science of climate change.Physical Requirements:Tools/Equipment:Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests (please attach to other document), copies of three relevant publications (please attach to writing sample), and the contact information for three referees by November 15, 2017. The search committee will be available to meet with candidates at the GSA and Fall AGU meetings; the search will remain open until the position is filled. 

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action university. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman’s Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date: 08/10/2017Open Until Filled: YesPriority Consideration: 11/15/2017Job Category: FacultyMessage to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, copies of three relevant publications, and the contact information for three referees by November 15, 2017. The search committee will be available to meet with candidates at the GSA and Fall AGU meetings; the search will remain open until the position is filled.



Syracuse University

Online App. Form:

Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

Apply through Institution’s Website

Post-doc: Geological applications of airborne LiDAR

The Kentucky Geological Survey—a research center within the University of Kentucky—is looking for a postdoctoral scientist specializing in geological applications of airborne LiDAR and digital terrain analysis.

See the link below for details and application instructions:

Application deadline is 31 August 2017.

[Met-jobs] 3-year post doc position on “snowflake aerodynamics”

A new postdoc position at the University of Reading on using 3D-printed analogues to investigate the aerodynamics of atmospheric ice crystals and snowflakes:

This new NERC-funded project builds on recent preliminary work here at Reading (see DOI: 10.1002/2017GL074130). Real snowflakes are complex three-dimensional structures, and we know very
little about the aerodynamics of such irregular particles. Unfortunately, field experiments in natural snowfall are fraught with practical difficulties. To overcome this problem, you will design and fabricate plastic “snowflake analogues” using 3D printing
techniques. This will allow us to produce complex, intricate three dimensional geometries of the kind observed in the atmosphere, and to study their aerodynamics in a series of systematic, controlled laboratory experiments, without the particles melting, evaporating
or fragmenting. You will produce and interpret new high-quality data sets, which can then be used to improve the accuracy of microphysical models and parameterisations.

You will be part of the vibrant, research-intensive Department of Meteorology here at the University of Reading (see for more info). 

You will have:

A PhD (or expectation that one will soon be awarded) in a physical science

Research experience in
either fluid dynamics (could be experimental, computational or theoretical, not necessarily related to falling particles)
or cloud physics

Programming and data analysis skills in MATLAB, Python or other scientific programming language/environment

A willingness to learn new skills, and to collaborate with others to achieve your aims

For the full job advert, along with person spec and job description, please see:

The post would be fixed term for 3 years.

Informal enquiries very welcome: 

Closing date is 4 September 2017. 

[GilbertClub] Department Head Position at Penn State University

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites
nominations and applications for a dynamic, innovative, and visionary leader
for the position of Department Head. The successful candidate is expected to be
dedicated to promoting inclusion, cohesion, and excellence in the research and
educational programs within the Department and across the College. The
successful candidate is also expected to continue their strong record of
cutting-edge scholarship and be qualified for appointment with tenure. The
position is open to any area of research interest within Geosciences. Previous
experience in academic or professional leadership is desirable. Women and
members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Penn
State Geosciences includes multiple top-ranked research and educational
programs, and faculty who are international leaders in a broad array of fields.
The Department has strong ties to programs across the University, including the
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and
the Environment, and the Materials Research Institute, numerous leading
disciplinary programs, and interdisciplinary training programs in Energy,
Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry, and Climate Science. More information is
available on our website ( To apply, applicants should
upload the following materials through the PSU jobs website: 1) a letter
describing how they would lead the Department and contribute to its teaching,
service, and research programs; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) names and addresses
(including e-mail) of three referees. Review of applications will begin October
15, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kate Freeman, Chair,
Department Head Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, at
Please visit the online application site for more information and to apply:


Erin DiMaggio

of Geosciences
Pennsylvania State University

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[GilbertClub] two Physical Geography Teaching Fellow 2yr positions at King’s College London

At very (very) short notice we have openings for two Physical
Geography Teaching Fellows at King’s College London, both for
2-year appointments:

(application deadline is 30-July…)

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Position in carbon, water, energy cycling in semi-arid biomes (University of New Mexico)

Postdoctoral Position
in carbon, water, energy cycling in semi-arid biomes (University of New Mexico)

We are seeking a postdoc to join a collaborative team at
UNM, conducting research on ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon, water and
energy in semi-arid ecosystems.   Our
group operates a network of nine eddy covariance flux towers sites distributed
across a 1500 m elevation gradient in New Mexico that monitor
ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes and associated plant physiological and microbial

Applicants with a strong background in working with (i) EC
flux tower or other land-surface flux datasets; (ii) physiological, ecosystem, ecohydrology
and/or landscape ecology with an emphasis on analyzing large datasets; (iii) land
surface models such as the Community Land Model will be given high priority.  This position is available for one year
initially, with potential to renew annually for 2 additional years based on
performance.  This position requires:

a Ph.D in ecosystem ecology, biometeorology,
biogeochemistry, or fields related to environmental studies.

demonstrated experience in a range of computer
coding languages, but particularly Matlab. 

successful publication record

excellent written and oral communication skills

an interest in exploring how carbon, water and
energy fluxes in semi-arid biomes are responding to drought, mortality and
other disturbances at different spatial and temporal scales

The University of New Mexico is an equal-opportunity
employer and we encourage underrepresented applicants.  The salary is $50,000/yr with good health
care and other benefits.   Please send a
cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact
information of three references by email to Dr. Marcy Litvak (  Position is available beginning September 1,
2017 and is open until filled.  



Marcy LitvakProfessor            Biology Department          505-277-5580 workUniversity of New Mexico    505-277-0304 fax

[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD position in urban water at Colorado State University

PhD position in urban water at Colorado State University


I am seeking a PhD student to pursue research on the fate of urban landscape irrigation in the Colorado Front Range and the contribution of lawn irrigation return flow to stream base flow.  I anticipate the work to involve a combination of field data collection at the plot and small watershed scale, integrated hydrologic modeling, and remote sensing analysis.


The applicant should have completed a MS degree and have a background in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a related field.  The graduate admissions deadline for priority consideration of available funding is 1 September 2017 in order to start in Spring 2018.  For more information on the graduate application process for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, see  See my webpage ( for more about my previous research.


Those interested are encouraged to contact me via email at with your CV, an unofficial transcript, a description of your research background including experience in performing numerical modeling, remote sensing, and field data collection, as well as a description of your research interests.


The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in water resources research, education, and service and outreach programs.  There are 22 tenured and tenure-track water resources related faculty in the department. Colorado State University, with an enrollment of approximately 33,000 students, is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a community of approximately 156,000 people located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver. Fort Collins is routinely recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the USA; residents enjoy an expansive park and natural area program with extensive biking, hiking and walking trails, and over 300 sunny days a year.


Aditi S. Bhaskar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Colorado State University

1372 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

Office: 970-491-8339


[Caglist] Post-Doctoral Fellow in snow-land-climate modelling at University of Waterloo, Canada

Post-Doctoral position in modelling of snow-land-climate interactions and their response to climate change.

The climate modelling and analysis group based in the department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo, Canada invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) research position
in modelling of snow-land-climate interactions and their response to climate change. For more details about our research group see . 
The PDF will be engaged in two projects. The first involves the implementation and analysis of a suite of global land surface model simulations using the Community Land Model (CLM) to assess the impact of snow process parameterizations on climate. The second
project involves the analysis of the CMIPx suite of model output to characterize projected land surface hydrological responses to climate change and their impact on the frequency and intensity of future drought in Canada. The position is partially supported
by CanSISE (), a Canada-wide network of researchers from academia and government, engaged in climate modelling efforts related to quantifying sea ice and snow evolution. The position will involve
collaboration internally within the research group at Waterloo, and externally with colleagues in CanSISE, at Environment and Climate Change Canada (), and at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Essential requirements: the PDF must have (or be about to obtain) a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, or a related field. Experience analysing and visualising large climate/geophysical datasets, preferably in netCDF format,
using a scientific programming language such as Python, IDL, Matlab, or NCL in a Linux computing environment. The PDF will be a highly effective oral and written communicator, and be able to work as part of a research team. 
Desirable requirements: Experience running simulations with global or regional models of the atmosphere and/or land surface would be a distinct advantage, particularly with any of the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM) suite. Knowledge of advanced multivariate
statistical methods, and/or statistical learning techniques such as support vector regression would also be an asset.
The position has an anticipated start date of September 5, 2017, or as soon as possible after that date. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance.  A review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a single document in PDF format containing a cover letter summarizing your research interests and career goals, current CV, and contact information for three references to Prof Chris Fletcher
().  We regret that only applicants being called for interview will be contacted.

[ES_JOBS_NET] Posdoc Position in Atmospheric Chemistry

A postdoctoral fellow position is
available in the research group of Prof. Kerri Pratt (; in the Department of Chemistry at the
University of Michigan. The Pratt Lab uses chemical ionization mass
spectrometry, aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry, ion chromatography, and
numerical modeling to study atmospheric chemistry, with a focus on aerosols,
halogen chemistry, and snowpack chemistry in the Polar Regions.


The open position is associated with a
recent National Science Foundation grant and a Sloan Research Fellowship
awarded to Prof. Pratt. The open position will include field deployments,
likely in Michigan and aboard an icebreaker cruise to Antarctica. The position may
also include assisting in running a snow chemistry research-focused general
chemistry laboratory course, as part of an educational grant funded by the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Postdoc responsibilities will include participating in
and leading field deployments of custom instrumentation, analyzing and
interpreting field measurement data, collaborating with other science teams,
mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and preparing manuscripts for
peer-reviewed publication.


Qualifications: Candidates must have a
PhD (by appointment start date) in Chemistry, or a related science or
engineering field with a focus on Atmospheric Chemistry. Fieldwork experience
deploying home-built/customized instrumentation, single-particle mass
spectrometers, and/or Aerodyne mass spectrometers is required. Strong written
and oral communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team are
necessary. Candidates must have experience analyzing atmospheric trace gas
and/or aerosol field data with demonstrated knowledge of mass spectrometry.
Experience using MATLAB, Igor, and/or LabVIEW is preferred.


Appointment: The targeted start date
for this position is between September 2017 and January 2018. The initial
appointment is for one year, with renewal based on funding and performance.


Please email a CV, cover letter
(describing your research experience, interests, career goals, and fit for the
position), and contact information for 3
references to Prof. Kerri Pratt, email: prattka at


University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer,
complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination
and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of
equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or
veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and

A. Pratt, Ph.D.

N. Ege Assistant Professor of Chemistry

of Chemistry

of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Associate, Program in the Environment

of Michigan

N University Ave

Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 763-2871

postdoc position in the Netherlands: ‘Airflow patterns over urbanized beaches’

Dear colleagues,


The Water Engineering and Management group of the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral position. A brief description of the position is added below. For a full description of the position and the profile of the candidate, please use the following link:!/vacature/1140613

Deadline for application is Friday September 8, 2017.

Please consider forwarding to potentially interested parties.


Thank you and best regards,


Kathelijne Wijnberg



PostDoc position ‘Airflow patterns over urbanized beaches’ (2 years, 0.8 fte)


The main task for the postdoc is to characterize and understand airflow patterns induced by various lay-outs of built environment in front of and/or on top of coastal dunes, especially in the region where the airflow affects the sediment transport. The results, which you are expected to publish in high standard scientific journals, will be used in the linked PhD project at the University of Twente on modelling coastal landscape evolution at the land-sea interface including the built environment. Hence you are expected to collaborate with the PhD candidate to integrate the insights on airflow patterns over built environment into the landscape evolution model.

The envisioned approach includes a combination of CFD modelling, for which you can collaborate with one of the project partners, and field studies. For the field studies you are expected to develop a stereo video imaging application to map air flow patterns around real-world beach hut arrays in front of the dunes in a field-scale PIV approach. You will be responsible for designing and organizing these field experiments.


We seek a talented, enthusiastic and inventive researcher with broad interests covering fieldwork, video imaging and CFD modelling. Candidates should have a background in or affinity with coastal aeolian morphodynamics and/or urban aerodynamics. Candidates should hold a PhD degree in the field of Aerodynamics, Fluid dynamics, Aeolian morphodynamics, or a related field. In particular we are looking for candidates who combine experience in CFD modelling with experience in experimental work or video imaging.





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Dr Kathelijne M. Wijnberg

Associate Professor

Water Engineering & Management

Faculty of Engineering Technology

University of Twente

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands


Phone: +31 53 489 4701

Visiting address: Horst-building, room HR W-216



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