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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position at the University of Montana (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:00:11 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FOREST BIOMETEOROLOGY/HYDROCLIMATOLOGY;
DEPARTMENT OF FOREST MANAGEMENT, COLLEGE OF FORESTRY & CONSERVATION, THE
UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-MISSOULA

The University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation seeks to
appoint an Assistant Professor of Forest Biometeorology/Hydroclimatology
who will contribute to the research, teaching and service missions of
the College. This is a nine month, tenure-track position. Employment
will begin fall 2012.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: We are seeking an exceptional
scientist whose research focuses on the interactions between
weather/climate, the hydrological cycle, and forest ecosystems at local
to regional scales. The candidate must have the ability to teach
effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition the
candidate must possess: 1) a Ph.D. in meteorology, climatology,
hydrology, forestry, or a closely related field at the time of
appointment; 2) a strong record of research and scholarship including
publications in peer-reviewed journals and successful development of
competitive externally-funded grants; and 3) a proven ability to
communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general
public. Preferred qualifications include: experience teaching courses in
hydrology, meteorology or climate science; post-doctoral research
experience and training; interest in conducting research in the Rocky
Mountain region; experience or background in resource management
including experience interacting with natural resource agencies;
Preference will be given to applicants whose research complements that
of other faculty in the College.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the
candidate’s area of specialty, including an undergraduate course in
watershed hydrology; 2) Develop a vigorous, externally funded research
program in biometeorology/hydroclimatology; 3) Advise undergraduate
students, and direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D.
level; and 4) Participate in department, CFC, and University committees.
Subject to the candidate’s interests and experience, the successful
candidate may also serve as the Montana State Climatologist.

THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY: The University of Montana’s College of
Forestry and Conservation enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the
nation’s premier natural resource institutions. College faculty conduct
ground-breaking basic and applied research in a wide range of natural
resource disciplines. The college offers five undergraduate degrees,
including one of the first forestry degree programs in the United
States. There is a strong focus on effective, experientially based
teaching using Montana’s extensive wild and working lands as a natural
laboratory. Faculty and students have access to CFC’s Lubrecht
Experimental Forest, the Bandy Experimental Ranch, and the Flathead Lake
Biological Station. The City of Missoula (population ~80,000) is
regularly featured as one of the most livable cities in the United States.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Screening of applicants will begin October 20,
2011 and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. For the full
position description and instructions on how to apply, please visit
<http://umjobs.silkroad.com> .
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