November 2014
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[Met-jobs] Visiting Professor or Deputy Director - Climate Impact

From Florence Ng <>
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:27:03 +0800

Visiting Professor or Deputy Director - Climate Impact

Young and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), in Singapore, is ranked 41st in the world and also placed 2nd globally among young elite universities. The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), a research institute of NTU, invites applications for the position of Visiting Professor Climate Impact. The incumbent of the position will lead all aspects of climate impact assessment and client related work for EOS’ Applied Projects Group (APG) in Asia-Pacific. The position holder is expected to deliver world-class impact assessment of climate change across multiple sectors on the basis of available climate projections (GCM’s or regionally downscaled models) through close liaison with EOS and external climate scientists.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design climate impact assessment projects based on user needs

  • Ensure highest technical standards of project delivery

  • Supervise and manage climate project delivery in time and budget

  • Act as APG’s project lead for all climate projects with clients

  • Build, track and manage project budgets

  • Represent APG’s climate technical capability at events and in media

  • Support Sustainability Director / Head of APG in all aspects of client & project development across Asia and APG team management as required

  • Based in Singapore, with willingness to travel in Asia-Pacific and globally over 50% of the time

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters in climate science with more than 10 years or Ph.D. in climate science with more than 5 years professional experience in leading climate research project teams or departments

  • Excellent knowledge of requisite software

  • World-class technical research skills in climate impact assessment

  • Track record in working for job-relevant reputable institutions

  • Excellent leadership qualities

  • Experience with project design, contracting and delivery for private and public sector clients would be an advantage

  • Ability to work, build trust and thrive in an Asian-cultural context, with local clients and in multi-cultural teams

  • Team player and excellent communicator (speech and writing)

  • Ability to motivate teams and ability to work ‘hands-on’

To apply, please submit the following materials to:
  • Statement of research and teaching interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of three relevant publications
  • The names of three references who are familiar with your work

Further information about the Earth Observatory of Singapore is available at Please contact Mr. Lucas Neo at or Mr. Andreas Schaffer at for job specific information. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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