September 2012
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Opportunity at the University of South Florida (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:27:15 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Please note the December 7th deadline for the attached postdoc
opportunity at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl.

If you intend to apply and you have a background in weather/climate,
please email me, Dr. Jennifer Collins at, your intent
to apply together with your CV. Then, follow the guidelines so you make
your formal application to <> My
areas of research interest are hurricanes and severe weather, but those
with other weather/climate interests are welcome to apply. The theme of
the postdoc opportunity is very broad which may make it applicable to
many who are interested.

University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholars

Social Sciences and Humanities, 2013-14

Global Change in a Dynamic World

The University of South Florida has embarked on an ambitious program to
enhance its rising stature as a pre-eminent research university with
state, national and global impact, and position itself for membership in
the Association of American Universities through: (1) Expanding
world-class interdisciplinary research, creative and scholarly
endeavors; (2) promoting globally competitive programs in teaching and
research; (3) expanding local and global engagement initiatives to
strengthen sustainable and healthy communities; and (4) enhancing
revenue through external support. Details are available in the USF
Strategic Plan (<>).

As part of this initiative, the University of South Florida is pleased
to announce the fifth year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the
Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this year’s
scholars is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include
(but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard
and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology
and information issues; communication and language development; cultural
diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and
histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and
environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights;
animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security
and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are
open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives.

Postdoctoral Scholars will: (i) contribute to one or more of the
priority goals of the strategic plan; (ii) work closely with
distinguished faculty; (iii) participate in an interdisciplinary project
with the cohort of postdoctoral scholars; (iv) teach two courses over a
twelve-month period; and (v) continue to build an independent research
record and engage in publishing refereed articles and creative

Postdoctoral Scholars

At least six twelve-month postdoctoral scholarships will be awarded in
Spring 2013 with appointments beginning August 5^th , 2013. Appointments
are for full time employment (40 hours per week) and will be continued
for a maximum of 2 years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The
salary is $40,000 per year and the University contributes to a health
insurance program for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents (up to
$6,000). Support for travel to academic conferences will also be
available. Scholars will be responsible for relocation and housing


Applicants must have a doctoral degree in one of the following
disciplines: Anthropology; Communication; English; Geography,
Environment and Planning; Government and International Affairs; History;
Philosophy; Sociology, or an affiliated program, earned no earlier than
2010. Candidates who will have successfully defended their dissertations
by May 1, 2013 will also be considered, however the doctoral degree must
have been conferred prior to the first day of employment. Note:
applicants must have received their doctoral degree from an institution
other than the University of South Florida.


Letters of application and supporting material must include the following:

1.A cover letter stating your interest in this Postdoctoral Initiative.
It must provide details on (i) how your research and teaching expertise
would contribute to the theme ofGlobal Change in a Dynamic World and
the goals and aspirations of the USF Strategic Plan
(<>); (ii) the department with
which you would like to be affiliated; (iii) your teaching experience
and courses that you would like to offer; and (iv) your long-term goals.

2.A C/urriculum Vitae/,

3.Two letters of reference,

4.Scanned copies of your published papers/scholarly works or book
chapters (maximum of 3).

5.Scanned copies of current academic transcripts from _all_ degree
awarding institutions.

6.Copies of teaching evaluations.

Send all application materials to:

Final application submission deadline is Friday December 7, 2012.

Official transcripts will need to be supplied by those individuals who
receive formal offers.

The University of South Florida is one of only three Florida public
universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a
distinction attained by only 2.3% of all U.S. universities. USF is
ranked 50^th in the nation in total research expenditures and 27^th in
federal research expenditures for public universities by the National
Science Foundation. The university is authorized to provide 237 degrees
at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels,
including the doctor of medicine. USF ranks 10^th among all universities
granted U.S. patents in 2011 according to the Intellectual Property
Owners Association, an increase of more than 3 percent from 2010. The
University has a $1.5 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact
of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in
Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee.

USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access

Departmental Websites:

·Anthropology: <>

·Communication: <>

·English: <>

·Geography, Environment, and Planning: <>

·Government and International Affairs: <>

·History: <>

·Philosophy: <>

·Sociology: <>

Selection Criteria

1.Strength of research/creative scholarship record and demonstrated
promise of a successful academic career.

2.Research and teaching experience inGlobal Change in a Dynamic World
aligned with the goals of the USF Strategic Plan especially
interdisciplinary inquiry, global initiatives, and community engagement.

3.Teaching experience and contributions that fit within USF programs.

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