Multiple Hires in Climate Systems Science At The University of Texas at Austin

The Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting for multiple hires in Climate System Science. This is an exciting development that promises to signfiicantly advance our understanding of the climate system. Their announcement for this opportunity follows.

“The Jackson School is building a premier education and research program in Climate System Science. We seek scientists at the forefront of their disciplines attracted to challenging areas of scholarship that require collaboration across disciplines and programs. We seek the expertise required to address fundamental questions associated with a changing Earth system, including:

* What processes control the rates of change and variability of the climate system, including the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, land surface, and biosphere?

* Can we improve our ability to anticipate these changes and determine the potential impacts on society?

Over the next three years, we will hire six or more faculty and scientists who complement our growing strengths. We will hire individuals who will enable us to build a comprehensive climate program and who will make fundamental advances in our understanding of the climate system. These areas include, but are not limited to:

* Improved modeling of the Earth system, specifically including ice sheets, the global carbon cycle, and interaction between the components of the Earth system.

* Enhanced observation of the Earth system, including remote sensing of Earth-surface processes and components.

* Greater capability to utilize geologic archives to understand climate change, including paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, and paleobiology.

* Improved ability to link climate and hydrology, particularly at the basin-to-continent scale.

* Increased strengths in atmospheric dynamics and physical oceanography.

* Increased ability to understand variability and quantify uncertainties, including statistical climatology.

* Greater capability to address societal impacts and vulnerability, including adaptation and mitigation.

We encourage applications from innovative scientists in other areas that are related to climate system science.

Opportunities exist at any level, can include cluster hires, and can be within or in combination with any Jackson School Unit—the Department of Geological Sciences, the Bureau of Economic Geology, or the Institute for Geophysics. The schedule of appointment is also negotiable.

Ph.D. is the minimum requirement for application. To be considered, your application should note the area in which you are applying (this is the title of the specific ad you are responding to) and include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, list of references, statements of teaching and/or research interests, to:

Randal Okumura, Office of the Dean
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box B, University Station
Austin, TX 78713

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