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[Met-jobs] Faculty position, AOSS, University of Michigan

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:22:55 +0000

Faculty Position in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
at the University of Michigan

The Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences (AOSS) Department at the University 
of Michigan (UM) is seeking tenured or tenure-track applicants at the assistant 
professor or higher level in the general areas of Climate Modeling and 
Integrated Assessment for Engineered Designs.

We seek applicants who are interested in the climate prediction modules for 
global, regional- or finer-scale application to assess the impact of global 
change and energy choices on economics and policy for a region or a country 
like the US. For this, a candidate with experience in climate systems modeling, 
but with the skills and interest needed to integrate this expertise with energy 
systems and economics will be desired.  This candidate will need to develop 
approaches to integrate climate information into regional- and fine-scale 
Integrated Assessment models, for which a crucial issue will be to address the 
uncertainty of factors that influence the expected outcomes and the actions 
taken in decision-making on climate change. Interest in, for example, abrupt 
climate change and extreme weather events for “policy relevant science” is 
included. Uncovering methods to assess the confidence of analyses will likely 
be important.  So, too, would thorough investigations of the connections 
between monitoring, prediction and the likelihood of crossing critical 
thresholds.  Focusing attention on the distributions of critical 
climate-related parameters, such as the climate sensitivity, could also be 
important. 

This position was awarded to AOSS under UM’s Interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster 
Hire initiative. The Cluster Hire includes one other position in the School of 
Natural Resources and the Environment with a focus on Modeling and Assessment 
of Climate Change and Impacts. Successful candidates will work in their primary 
disciplinary area but will ideally also contribute to the development of 
greater cohesion among the diverse group of faculty across UM interested in 
Integrated Assessment. 

The successful candidate will be expected to (1) develop a widely recognized 
research program, (2) attract external funding, (3) mentor graduate students 
and (4) participate in the teaching mission of the AOSS department and the 
College at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Candidates capable of 
developing collaborative relationships in research and teaching are of 
particular interest. A PhD in atmospheric science or another relevant 
discipline is required. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a 
concise personal statement describing the candidate’s vision for research and 
education, and a list of at least four references.

For full consideration applications should be received before November 1, 2011. 
Questions concerning this position and applications (in a single pdf file) 
should be directed to UMIA-AOSS@umich.edu.

The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can 
contribute, 
through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and 
excellence of the academic community.  Women, minorities, individuals with 
disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University is also 
responsive to the needs of dual career couples.




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