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[Met-jobs] Two Tenure-track Faculty Positions at Texas Tech University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:33:39 +0000

Fowarded from CLIMLIST...

Faculty Positions in Integrated Climate Response Modeling and
Statistical Analysis

POSITIONS:

The Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University invites applications
for two full-time, tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the rank of
Assistant or Associate Professor. The positions are nine-month academic
appointments available as of January 1, 2013. Research emphases for
these positions includes integrated climate response modeling and
statistical analysis. Candidates must demonstrate experience in modeling
expected outcomes from either: stochastic systems modeling which
integrates field data from ecologists, social scientists and geographers
or related disciplines with climate information as outcome
distributions; or, deterministic modeling which examines
multi-parameterized data providing an overview of large scale changes on
the scale of ecosystems or watersheds.

These positions are critical components of an expanding initiative at
Texas Tech University in the areas of climate science and climate
response assessment.These appointments will contribute to the growth of
this center and to TTU’s role in the recently established South Central
Climate Science Center within the Department of Interior through their
research and interactions with a diverse group of faculty at the
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University and Louisiana State
University.

One position will be placed in the College of Agricultural Sciences and
Natural Resources and the other in the College of Arts and Sciences, in
departments appropriate to the applicants’ academic background.
.Detailed information on the two colleges can be found at
<http://www.depts.ttu.edu/agriculturalsciences>and
<http://www.depts.ttu.edu/artsandsciences/>



THE UNIVERSITY:

Texas Tech University is one of four major state-supported
multidisciplinary universities in Texas. The University consists of 10
colleges, a School of Law, The Graduate School, and the Texas Tech
University Health Sciences Center. Currently, more than 32,000 students
attend classes at the Lubbock campus. The City of Lubbock has about
230,000 residents, a moderate to low cost of living, and is situated on
the Llano Estacado (Southern HighPlains).Texas Tech University, has been
designated an emerging research university by the state of Texas, and is
eligible for significant new state funding for research. Its 2010
strategic plan “Making it possible... 2010-2020 Strategic Plan” charts a
course for Texas Tech to become a great public research university and
to double the size of its research activity by 2020. Both the National
Science Foundation and the Center for Measuring University Performance
rank Texas Tech among the top 150 research universities in the country.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful applicants should have demonstrated ability to integrate
climate data and projections via state-of-the-art analyses and impact
models to generate information that can be used by natural resource and
land managers, water managers, policy makers, conservation programs,
ranchers, agricultural producers and other stakeholders for whom climate
impact analyses are integral to future planning. Applicants for these
positions should have proven leadership qualities and have demonstrated
the potential to establish a high-quality, interdisciplinary research
and teaching program, including effective collaborations with colleagues
both within and outside their primary fields of research. Candidates
must have Ph.D. by date of appointment. For consideration at the
Associate level, the candidate must also demonstrate astrong record of
external funding, collaborative research, and publication. A tenured
appointment is possible for a candidate with the appropriate research,
teaching, and service credentials, commensurate with the tenure
guidelines of the university and home department.

SALARY:Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications
and experience.

Start-Up:Generous start-up packages accompany these positions,
designed to allow applicants to quickly build a research team through
providing multi-year support for postdoctoral research fellows and
graduate students.

APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position applicants must use
the on-line employment website at <http://jobs.texastech.edu>.Please
consult requisition number 86885for the position in the College of
Arts and Sciences and 86886 for the position in the College of
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Applicant should attach a
complete vita and a statement of their research/teaching philosophy and
experiences by October 5. Screening will begin October 8. Three letters
of recommendation and any inquiries should be sent to John Zak,
Associate Dean of Research for Arts & Sciences and co-director of the
TTU Climate ScienceCenter at john.zak@ttu.edu <mailto:john.zak@ttu.edu>.
Information concerning the TTU Climate Science Center can be found at
<www.depts.ttu.edu/artsandsciences/csc/>) and the South Central Climate
Science Consortium at (southcentral.org).

Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We
strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with
disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career
couples.



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