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[Met-jobs] The Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia

From Amato Evan <>
Date Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:39:12 -0500

The Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professor in Environmental Sciences at the 
University of Virginia
The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA) 
invites applications for The Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professorship in 
Environmental Change. The department is home to an interdisciplinary group of 
scientists representing the atmospheric sciences, geosciences, hydrology, and 
ecology.  The Department offers B.A., B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.  We are 
particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching strengths 
synthesize across the various sub-disciplines of the environmental sciences. We 
also welcome applications from disciplinary scientists with proven records of 
productive interactions in an interdisciplinary environment.
The Kington Chair supports teaching and research in regional and global 
environmental change with a mission to preserve and protect the natural world.  
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the environmental sciences or related 
scientific sub-discipline (e.g. atmospheric sciences, geosciences, hydrology, 
ecology), and a demonstrated record of excellence in regional and global 
environmental change research. The current focus is on regional and global 
climate change.  Possible areas of interest include (but are not limited to) 
drivers and effects of global-scale changes in the biosphere, climate, and 
human interactions with the Earth system. The successful candidate will be 
expected to continue a vibrant research program with strong extramural funding 
and supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral research associates.  
Candidates must have exceptional research records and are expected to 
contribute to our educational mission at both the undergraduate and graduate 
levels.  We encourage prospective candidates to review the Department web site 
( prior to applying.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa 
( and electronically attach curriculum vitae, cover 
letter, the contact information of four referees and statement of research 
interest and statement of teaching philosophy (including a vision for 
contributing to and advancing the interdisciplinary environmental sciences at 
UVA).  Search on posting 0608875.
Questions regarding this position should be directed to:
            Professor Patricia Wiberg, Department Chair,  or
            Professor Herman ‘Hank’ Shugart, Kington Search Committee Chair,
Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to:
            Sally Jackson, Human Resources Generalist, 434-924-7763,
Review of applications by the committee will begin January 2, 2011; however, 
the position will remain open until filled.  
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to 

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