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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty/State Climatologist Position at the University of Nevada-Reno (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:38:49 +0000

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Job Title: Assistant Prof/State Climatologist; Search Number: 16725

Job Description: The Department of Geography seeks to hire a
tenure-track Assistant Professor to serve as the Nevada State
Climatologist and the Director of the Nevada State Climate Office (NSCO)
starting July 1, 2012. The successful candidate will serve as a faculty
member of the University of Nevada, Department of Geography, with
primary service role as the State Climatologist with responsibility to
oversee and enhance the operations of the NSCO and teaching and research
duties. The State Climatologist maintains information on Nevada climate,
publishes a quarterly report, and is expected to provide leadership on
climatic hazards and drought planning in the state through work and
consultation with the governor's office and state agencies. The
University of Nevada, Reno has strong ties with the Western Regional
Climate Center and the National Weather Service offices located in Reno.
We are looking for an individual with an established track record in
climate studies in semiarid/arid regions who is capable of developing
the NSCO, as well as pursue an active, externally-funded research
program that includes work on climate systems that influence Nevada and
western North America. Teaching responsibility will be two courses per
year. The office will be expected to meet at least minimum standards for
status as an AASC Recognized State Climate Office (ARSCO). Salary is
commensurate with experience and education. Candidates will be evaluated
on previous experience, communication skills, publication record, grant
and contract activities, ability to work both collaboratively and
independently, supervisory experience, and personal area of expertise
that complements existing faculty. We seek a candidate who will develop
their own externally funded research projects as well as be willing to
work collaboratively with department faculty and contribute to existing

Preferred Qualifications : Experience with the analysis of climate data
sets. Familiarity with installation, maintenance, and use of data
collection networks. Experience with integration of climate data into
publications for the public. Experience with communication on climate
issues with government management agencies, research institutions, the
media and the public. Experience with monitoring and tracking of
climate. Previous interactions with other state and regional climate
offices. Previous participation in activities of the American
Association of State Climatologists (AASC). Experience managing large
research and outreach projects. Previous supervisory experience. Record
of research program development or other demonstrated ability to obtain
and complete research grants and contracts from governmental or private
funding agencies. Publication record of research involving studies
relevant to climate related studies. Demonstrated ability to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in climatology, geography, meteorology,
earth science, or other relevant disciplines at time of appointment.
Experience in one or more of the following areas: conducting climate
related research including diagnosis and projections, performing climate
impact assessments and weather event evaluations, demonstrations to the
user community the value of climate information in the decision making
process. Record of peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations at
professional meetings.

Job Close Date: 01/31/2012 If you are interested in viewing more details
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