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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Positions at the University of Oklahoma (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:20:32 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, The
University of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA, NORMAN 73019. The Department of Geography and Environmental
Sustainability (<http://geography.ou.edu/>) at the University of
Oklahoma seeks nominations and applications for four tenure-track
faculty positions. Initial appointment to all four positions will begin
August 2014. Salary and remunerations are competitive and commensurate
with qualifications.

About the Department: Over the past three years, the Department of
Geography and Environmental Sustainability has doubled the number of
undergraduate majors to over 150. The Department has 46 graduate
students, including 26 Ph.Ds, and 20 M.As. New hires will bring to 19
the number of permanent, tenured or tenure-track faculty members, an
increase of over 70% since 2010. An additional search for an endowed
professorship in water and sustainability will be announced shortly.
Recently added faculty members have expertise in remote sensing,
environmental sustainability, science policy, and applied climatology,
complementing our existing strengths in human and physical geography.
The department now offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in
Geography, GIS, and Environmental Sustainability.

Candidates interested in collaborative research will find many exciting
opportunities within the Department, College, and University. The
Department is home to the Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative, Land Use Land
Cover Institute, Working Group on the Geographies of Race and
Representation of the Americas, and Environmental Verification and
Analysis Center. The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
hosts the National Weather Center, South Central Climate Science Center,
Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, and the Center for Spatial
Analysis. The University hosts the Center for Applied Social Research
and Earth Observation and Modeling Facility as well as the
Archeological, Biological, Climatological, Geological, and Water Surveys.

Application Process: For all positions, candidates are invited to
submit a statement of interest and qualifications, a full curriculum
vita, up to five scholarly publications, and a list of three references.
Screening will begin November 1, 2013. Candidates are requested to
submit their applications electronically in one PDF file to the chair
of the search committee identified at the end of each position description.

1. Associate / Full Professor in Geographic Information Sciences
We seek a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the area of Geographic
Information Science (GIS) and its applications. Candidates must have a
track record of publications in high quality refereed journals,
successful external grant funding, and evidence of teaching excellence.
The ideal candidate for this position shall possess an earned doctorate
in geography or related discipline and must have strong quantitative and
GIS skills. Desirable areas of expertise include (but are not limited
to) applied GIS, spatial statistics, big-data mining, modeling, and/or
spatial programming. Candidates who apply these skills to societal
problems are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching duties will include
both undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS. The ability to teach
spatial programming and spatial statistics is an advantage.

Our expectation is that the successful candidate will help
recruit/attract an additional junior level faculty member also in GIS
and lead efforts to develop graduate degrees in GIS. Therefore,
candidates with leadership qualities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit all application materials to Dr. Kirsten de
Beurs (Email: kdebeurs@ou.edu <mailto:kdebeurs@ou.edu>), Chair, GIS
Search Committee and copy Ms. Deborah Marsh (dmarsh@ou.edu
<mailto:dmarsh@ou.edu>).

2. Assistant/Senior Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Physical
Geography
The Department seeks a physical geographer with a strong background in
large-scale watershed dynamics or fluvial geomorphology. The successful
candidate shall be willing to teach introductory and/or intermediate
level physical geography, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses
in geomorphology, hydrology, or soils. The successful candidate will
also have an active research agenda and have experience in obtaining
external funding for their research. The University of Oklahoma is
heavily invested in the water enterprise, so the successful candidate
will have numerous opportunities to collaborate across campus.
Candidates are expected to have attained a doctoral degree in geography
or closely related field by the start date. Post-doctoral experience is
desirable.

To apply, please submit all materials to Dr. Scott Greene, Chair,
Physical Geography Search Committee (Email: jgreene@ou.edu
<mailto:jgreene@ou.edu>). Please copy Ms. Deborah Marsh (dmarsh@ou.edu
<mailto:dmarsh@ou.edu>).

3. Assistant Professor (tenure–track) in Land Use-Land Cover Change
Recently, the University of Oklahoma and sister institutions in the
state were awarded a $24 million EPSCoR grant to improve infrastructure
to advance understanding about how socio-ecological systems can adapt to
climate variability. A major program of study also has been initiated in
the social, human, behavioral, and economic aspects of weather and
climate within the University's Center for Applied Social Research. It
is within this rapidly expanding environment that the Department of
Geography and Environmental Sustainability invites applications from
highly qualified candidates for the positions described below.

We seek an individual dedicated to the expansion of a robust program in
land use-land cover modeling and analysis that focuses on ecosystem
responses and feedbacks, the climate system, or ecosystem services. The
candidate must be capable of research excellence in land use-land cover
modeling with the ability to work in a team environment with
collaborations that include research activities within the Department of
Geography and Environmental Sustainability and the newly established
Department of the Interior’s South Central Climate Science Center as
well as collaborators at Oklahoma State University, the Samuel Roberts
Noble Foundation, and the University of Tulsa. The successful candidate
must have strong quantitative and computational skills in model
development/enhancement, GIS, and/or remote sensing. The applicant must
possess a doctorate degree in geography or related discipline by the
start date. Teaching duties will include both undergraduate and graduate
courses in the applicant’s area of specialization.

To apply, please submit application materials to Dr. Bruce Hoagland,
Chair, LULCC Search Committee (Email: bhoagland@ou.edu
<mailto:bhoagland@ou.edu>). Please copy Ms. Deborah Marsh (dmarsh@ou.edu
<mailto:dmarsh@ou.edu>).

Persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

4. Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Ecological Economics
This newly created position is also funded in part by the EPSCoR grant
described above. We seek highly qualified candidates with research and
teaching focus in ecological economics. The successful candidate must
have expertise in ecosystem service valuation, including a focus on one
or more of the following areas: cost-benefit analysis, hedonic pricing,
contingent valuation, risk assessment, market-based policy instruments,
and input-output modeling. Candidates are expected to have attained a
doctoral degree in economics or closely related field by the start date.

The successful candidate will work in a team environment with
collaborations that include research activities within the Department of
Geography and Environmental Sustainability and the newly established
Department of the Interior’s South Central Climate Science Center, the
Department of Economics, the Center for Risk, Crisis and Analysis, as
well as collaborators at Oklahoma State University, the Samuel Roberts
Noble Foundation, and the University of Tulsa.

To apply, please submit application materials to Dr. Darren Purcell,
Chair, Ecological Economics Search Committee (Email: dpurcell@ou.edu
<mailto:dpurcell@ou.edu>). Please copy Ms. Deborah Marsh (dmarsh@ou.edu
<mailto:dmarsh@ou.edu>).

Persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the University of Oklahoma. Established in 1890, the University
of Oklahoma is a comprehensive public research university offering a
wide array of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and
extensive continuing education and public service programs. Its 2000
acre Norman Campus houses 15 colleges with approximately 1300 faculty
serving more than 26,000 students. The new 277-acre Research Campus
provides more than 750,000 square feet of space constructed since 2003
and includes the National Weather Center, the Stephenson Research and
Technology Center, the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center, and
several Partners Place buildings that co-locate University offices with
more than 350 private sector employees across more than a dozen
companies. Two additional Partners Place buildings are underway.

The City of Norman. Norman is a pleasant college town of around
113,000 inhabitants located just 17 miles from Oklahoma City.
Consequently, residents enjoy both a college town feel and the
advantages of a major metropolitan area. Oklahoma City is always a
pleasant surprise to those who discover it
(<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GJIHhypBmU&feature=player_embedded
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GJIHhypBmU&feature=player_embedded>>).
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
(<http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/real-estate/T006-S001-10-cheapest-u-s-cities-to-live-in/index.html>)

currently ranks Norman as the third least expensive city to live in and
notes “Norman enjoys a unique combination of low unemployment, low
living expenses and high incomes”.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.




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