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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position at Portland State University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:31:34 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dear colleagues,

Could you please forward the job ad to the qualified candidates in your
network? The link to the job ad is at

Position Summary: The Geography Department at Portland State
University invites applications for a 9 month full-time tenure-track
position as anAssistant Professor in Physical Geography with research
and teaching interest in Climate Science beginning September 2015. A
PhD in geography or related fields is required at appointment. We seek
outstanding candidates who will contribute to a tradition of high
quality teaching and research inurban climate and/or climate change
impacts on ecosystem and society. Expertise in understanding land
surface and atmosphere interactions with respect to global change is
preferred. Teaching responsibilities include introductory physical
geography, and intermediate and advanced undergraduate and
graduate-level courses in climate science. The successful candidate is
expected to maintain an active research program in their area of
specialization and to demonstrate potential to obtain external funding.

Additional Information: Geography is a founding member of the
recently-established School of the Environment within the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. The School is a collaborative effort of the
Departments of Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science and
Management, the Systems Science Program, the USGS Oregon Water Science
Center, and the Institute for Natural Resources – Portland. The
successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in PSU
focus areas such as sustainability, internationalization, and community
partnerships. Expertise in an interdisciplinary research environment and
strong communication skills are important. A PhD in Geography or related
fields is required at appointment. Expertise in understanding land
surface and atmosphere interactions with respect to global change is

Portland State University (PSU), located on a 50-acre campus in downtown
Portland, is a nationally acclaimed leader in sustainability and
community-based learning. The University’s position in the heart of
Oregon’s economic and cultural center enables PSU students and faculty
to apply scholarly theory to the real world problems of business and
community organizations. Portland State offers more than 220
undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree options, as well as
graduate certificates and continuing education programs. PSU is Oregon’s
largest and most diverse university, with some 30,000 students who come
from all 50 states and from nearly 100 nations around the world.

The Geography Department offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in
Geography, a GIS minor, a Graduate Certificate in GIS, and a joint PhD
in Earth, Environment, and Society through the School of the
Environment. With over 30,000 students, PSU is the largest university in
Oregon and enjoys a park-like downtown location.

Applicants should submit: (1) a statement of interest describing how
they would contribute to the Department’s teaching and research program;
(2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and addresses
(including e-mail and fax) of three to five referees. We will begin
reviewing applications September 16, 2014 and will continue until the
position is filled.

Read the full position description and apply at

Heejun Chang, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Affiliated Faculty, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
Associated Faculty, Institute for Asian Studies
Portland State University
424-G Cramer Hall
Portland, OR 97201

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