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

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:55:48 +0000

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Prairie Research Institute
Division of Illinois State Water Survey
Director, Midwestern Regional Climate Center

The Illinois State Water Survey, Division of the Prairie Research
Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking
the next Director of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC).

The Director of the MRCC is a state-funded position. The MRCC is one of
six Regional Climate Centers (RCC) in the US funded for more than 20
years by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The RCC
program is a leader in the provision of climate services in the nation.
The Director leads a team of skilled climatologists and support staff in
applied research and services on the climate of the Midwest. This
research seeks to improve the monitoring and understanding of climate
processes, their impact on agriculture, water resources, and other
climate sectors in the Midwest, and guides the delivery of climate
services. The Director also coordinates and collaborates with the other
Regional Climate Centers, encourages collaborative research and outreach
activities with State Climatologists in the region, and works with the
NCDC, the NWS and other climate partners and federal agencies in the
development of a cohesive climate services program in the U.S. It is
expected that the successful candidate for this position will seek to
expand the existing climate research and service/outreach programs of
the MRCC and the Illinois State Water Survey through external funding.

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

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 <>, and
include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three
professional references on the application; all information must be
received by September 5, 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 <>.

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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