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[Met-jobs] Revised advert: COAS Assistant/Associate Professor Climate Modeler

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:38:25 +0000

Position Announcement
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor Climate Modeler

Position: The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) invites 
applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9- or 12-month, tenure-track 
Assistant/Associate Professor position in Climate Science. Reappointment is at 
the discretion of the Dean.

Incumbent appointed to 9-month appointment is expected to secure other sources 
of funding to support 100% of research salary during the summer months. 
Incumbent appointed to 12-month appointment is expected to secure other sources 
of funding to support 0.25 FTE of his/her full-time salary. Salary is 
competitive and will be commensurate with experience. COAS policy is to confer 
indefinite tenure when promoted to full Professor. Should indefinite tenure be 
granted, the appointment will be on a 9-month basis, as are all COAS indefinite 
tenure agreements.

This position is a climate modeler with expertise in understanding connections 
among components of the climate system on regional and global scales. Specific 
interests might include research on large-scale variability and associated 
regional/continental climate, or climate model downscaling. This position leads 
efforts to understand climate system variations, with emphasis on the physical 
processes and mechanisms that are associated with changes in regional climate, 
for example, by integrating climate model simulations on multiple scales with 
analyses of historical climate and/or paleoclimate data. Research performed by 
the incumbent contributes to expanding Oregon State University programs in 
climate variability and change, ecosystem response, and the carbon cycle. This 
individual collaborates within and across university divisions and with the 
Oregon Climate Change Research Institute on issues related to impacts of 
natural and anthropogenic climate change. The appointee is expected to develop 
and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program, and design and 
teach courses specific to the field of climate science such as statistical data 
analysis and climate modeling. Other duties include advising and mentoring 
graduate students and participation in the college teaching program.

Background Information: COAS is one of the world’s leading graduate research 
institutions for oceanographic and atmospheric sciences, with more than 200 
faculty and staff members, approximately 100 graduate students, and a wide 
variety of assets including an excellent computing infrastructure, 
state-of-the-art analytical facilities and two research vessels.

60% Scholarship: Conduct externally funded research. Publication of scholarly 
work in peer-reviewed, top journals. Contribute substantially to advancing the 
field of climate research.

30% Teaching: High-quality teaching of graduate courses in regional and global 
climate change topics. Occasional teaching of undergraduate courses on climate 
change impacts.

10% Service: Provide service to the college and/or university to sustain and 
promote the research and educational missions. This position is also expected 
to participate in service to their research discipline through journal and 
grant review processes.
60% of the assigned duties are expected to lead to scholarly outcomes including 
engaging in peer-reviewed scholarship, establishing extramurally funded 
research programs and training graduate students. Opportunities for 
collaborative research are available and encouraged.

Appointment: 1.0 full-time, tenure-track, 9 or 12 month appointment. Salary is 
competitive and will be commensurate with experience. COAS policy is to confer 
indefinite tenure when promoted to full Professor. Should indefinite tenure be 
granted, the appointment will be on a 9-month basis as are all COAS indefinite 
tenure agreements.


•       Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a closely related field.
•       A record of significant and innovative research related to analysis and 
modeling to investigate climate change and climate variability.
•       Evidence of a clear potential to attract external funding.
•       A broad understanding of atmosphere-ocean-land interactions related to 
climate and the ability to analyze these interactions.
•       Strong potential for mentoring and teaching of graduate students.
•       A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
•       Proficient in oral and written English.
•       Demonstrated success in extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications 
and a clearly defined research agenda commensurate with academic rank.
•       For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the faculty member 
must have an established research program supported by extramural funding or 
demonstrated potential to develop such a program.
•       For appointment at the Associate Professor level, the candidate must 
have a record of scholarship and extramural funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

•       Background in predicting future regional-scale climate, impacts and 

•       Experience in writing proposals and evidence of excellence in teaching 
along with active involvement in academics as a faculty member.

The university has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, 
multiculturalism and community. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining 
a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically 
under-represented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and 
supportive campus environment. OSU provides outstanding leadership 
opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, 
nurturing creativity and building community.

Application Closing: For full consideration, applications must be received by 
October 3, 2011.

To Apply: To access application instructions, go to, posting 0007671, and for the position 
announcement, go to

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1.      A detailed curriculum vita that includes a list of publications, and 
three professional references, their email addresses and contact numbers 
(Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your vita).
2.      A cover letter of application addressing the required and preferred 
qualifications, statement of current and proposed research interests and a 
statement of teaching experience and interest (Upload as 'Cover Letter').

For information regarding COAS see

 Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Eric Skyllingstad by email 
(, 541-737-5697 (phone) or 541-737-2064 (FAX).

Closing Date: For full consideration for this position, your application must 
be received by October 3, 2011.

University and Community: OSU is one of only two American universities to hold 
the Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon 
institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the 
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is 
comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, Earth 
dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and 
sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, 
including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a 
branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport and a range of 
programs and facilities in Portland. It is Oregon’s largest public research 
university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout 
the state’s university system.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 53,000 people situated in the 
Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, 
forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges and the urban 
amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100-mile drive of 
Corvallis. Approximately 15,700 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are 
enrolled at OSU, including 2,600 U.S. students of color and 950 international 

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Beth Magee
College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences Oregon State University
(541) 737-3504

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