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Forwarded from CLIMLIST... University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars Theme: Global Change in a Dynamic World: Past, Present, & Future The over-arching theme for this year?s scholars is Global Change in a Dynamic World: Past, Present, & Future. Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) contribute to one or more of the priority goals of the strategic plan; (ii) work closely with distinguished faculty; (iii) participate in interdisciplinary and programmatic seminar series; (iv) teach one course each semester; and (v) continue to build an independent research record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative scholarship. Postdoctoral Scholars Postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences in the 2011-12 academic year with appointments beginning August 8th 2011. Appointments are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued for a maximum of 2 years contingent on satisfactory performance. The salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents (up to $5,000). Support for travel to academic conferences will also be available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing expenses. Eligibility To work with Dr. Collins in the Department of Geography at USF, applicants should have earned their doctoral degree in Meteorology, Geography or related discipline no earlier than 2008. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations by May 1, 2011 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note: applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution other than the University of South Florida. The Postdoctoral Scholarship is a competitive opportunity and is also available for some other departments in the College of Arts and Science where other eligibility requirements must be met. Application Before applying, please email or call Dr. Jennifer Collins (<firstname.lastname@example.org> 813-974-4242 so she can discuss the opportunity more with you). Letters of application and supporting material must include the following: 1. A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative. It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise would contribute to the theme of Global Change in a Dynamic World: Past, Present, & Future and the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan (<http://www.ods.usf.edu/plans/strategic/>); (ii) the department or departments with which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals, 2. A Curriculum Vitae, 3. Two letters of reference, 4. Scanned copies of up to three of your published papers/scholarly works or book chapters (maximum of 3), and 5. Scanned copies of current academic transcript from all degree awarding institutions. Send all application materials to: <email@example.com> Final application submission deadline is December 10th, 2010 Original transcripts will need to be mailed by those individuals who receive formal offers. The University of South Florida is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.2% of all U.S. universities. USF?s total for research awards topped $ 394 million. The university is authorized to provide 246 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The University has a $1.6 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee, and USF Polytechnic. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer. The mission of the Department of Geography at the University of South Florida is threefold: 1) to conduct basic and applied research; 2) to provide exceptional, quality education and professional development opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and 3) to serve the region, community, and the university. Teaching and research themes focus on: (i) Environmental Processes and Policy, (ii) Environmental Hazards, Sustainable Communities, and Vulnerability Assessment, (iii) Geographic Information Sciences, (iv) Globalization and International Development, and (v) Urban and Regional Development and Planning. The Department maintains a strong international focus and undertakes research in many settings in North America and throughout the world, particularly Africa, Asia (particularly China, India, and the Middle East), Europe, and Latin America. The Department encourages engaged teaching and scholarship within communities and has strong connections with community partners in the Tampa Bay region and many other locations around the world. Dr. Collins? research focuses on weather and climate. As a hurricane researcher, Dr. Collins is interested in the interaction between large scale climatic patterns such as the El Niño ? Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Madden ? Julian Oscillation and seasonal patterns of tropical cyclone activity in multiple oceanic basins. She is currently studying the environmental factors influencing the interannual variation of hurricane numbers in the Northeast Pacific and she is examining relationships between hurricane numbers in the Atlantic versus those in part of the Northeast Pacific ocean basin. She is also investigating sea surface temperatures in the Pacific using a new sea surface temperature change parameter and relating this to Atlantic hurricane activity. This work is being extended to other ocean basins. As well as her work in the physical sciences she also works in the social sciences as she begins work on behavior relating to hurricane evacuation. In addition to her hurricane work, Dr. Collins works in other areas related to weather, climate and hazards. She works closely on projects with the National Weather Service involving tornados and fog. In addition, she collaborates with international researchers and works in the area of climate change. She is currently examining temperature changes in South America and Africa. Dr. Collins is the President of the West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, Director of the Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and serves on the National Weather Association?s Specialized Operations Committee on Tropical Cyclones. Departmental Websites: · Geography: <http://www.cas.usf.edu/geography> · Weather: <http://www.weathercenter.usf.edu/> Selection Criteria 1. Strength of research/creative scholarship record and demonstrated promise of a successful academic career. 2. Research and teaching experience in Global Change in a Dynamic World: Past, Present, & Future aligned with the goals of the USF Strategic Plan especially interdisciplinary inquiry, global initiatives, and community engagement. 3. Teaching experience and contributions that fit within USF programs. Jennifer Collins PhD President, West Central Florida Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Director, Climate Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers Graduate Director Assistant Professor Department of Geography University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave NES 316 Tampa, Florida 33620 813.974.4242 FAX 813.974.4808 http://www.weathercenter.usf.edu/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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