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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Director, Midwestern Regional Climate Center (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:56:36 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

University of Illinois
Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability
Division of Illinois State Water Survey

Director, Midwestern Regional Climate Center

The Division of Illinois State Water Survey within the Institute of
Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign is seeking an individual for the position of Director
of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center.  The primary function of this
position is program, research and administrative leadership for the
Midwestern Regional Climate Center, one of six Regional Climate Centers
funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Director is responsible for the
day-to-day administration of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center and
management of staff; coordinates and collaborates with the other
Regional Climate Centers and the National Climatic Data Center; conducts
and guides research on the climate of the Midwest to improve monitoring
and understanding of climatological processes and their impacts on
agriculture, natural resources and other climate sensitive sectors in
the Midwest, and to guide the delivery of climate services; encourages
collaborative research and outreach activities with State Climate
programs in the region; works with NOAA/NWS and other climate service
partners and federal agencies in the development of a cohesive climate
services program in the U.S.; seeks external funding in support of the
research and service/outreach programs of the MRCC; and prepares
research reports and publishes research results in referred publications.

Required Education and Experience A Ph.D. is required in climatology or
meteorology from an atmospheric science, geography or other appropriate
department and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in climate
services and/or applied climate research.   The preferred qualifications
of the successful candidate will include administrative experience,
excellent leadership skills, a record of research in applied climate
science supported by external funds they obtained and experience in
climate services.

Proposed start date: is as soon as possible after the closing date.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  Appointment Status:  12-month, 100% appointment.  Application
procedures:  Please create your candidate profile at
<http://jobs.illinois.edu>, and include a cover letter, resume, and
contact information for three professional references on the
application; all information must be received by April 30, 2011, to
ensure full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled.  Interviews may be conducted before the
closing date.  All requested information must be submitted for your
application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may
contact Hannah Dorsey at (217)333-4978 or <hdorsey@illinois.edu>.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and
are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and
value diversity and inclusivity.



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