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[Met-jobs] The Joe D and Helen J Kington Professor in Environmental Change at the University of Virginia (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:50:51 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Joe D and Helen J Kington Professor in Environmental Change

The University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences in the
College of Arts and Sciences seeks an eminent scholar of international
prominence whose research and teaching address the contemporary
challenges of environmental change to apply for the Kington Chair in
Environmental Change, an endowed professorship with tenure.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field of the
environmental sciences and an outstanding record of scholarship and
teaching consistent with an appointment as a Chaired Professor. The
Kington Chair is at the center of a newly created university initiative
in Resiliency in the Face of Environmental Change, as part of the
University's Cornerstone strategic plan. This is a cross-school,
cross-disciplinary effort focused on addressing environmental
challenges. Developing ways to forestall and adapt to environmental
change, and to cope with its many inter-connected consequences will
require building strength across the disciplines whose research will
contribute to the resiliency of our social, economic, and infrastructure
systems. This university initiative will entail a cluster hire of at
least five faculty within the College, the School of Engineering and the
School of Architecture. The Kington Chair will provide intellectual
leadership for this network of scholars who will study the science,
politics, economics, culture, and ethics of environmental change.

The ideal incumbent of the Kington Chair should be conversant not
only in her or his own field, but knowledgeable about the
trans-disciplinary aspects relevant to the challenge of environmental
change. Possible areas of interest include (but are not limited to)
natural and human drivers and effects of environmental changes on the
biosphere, earth surface, hydrosphere, climate.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile through <Jobs@UVa>
(<https://jobs.virginia.edu>), search on posting number 0617749 and
electronically attach the following: CV, cover letter, and the names and
contact information for three references. In the letter, please include
examples of where you have provided intellectual leadership for a
network of scholars who study multiple aspects of environmental change
(e.g., science, politics, economics, culture, ethics). Additional
materials will be requested of those candidates selected for interviews.

The review of applications will begin on December 23, 2015. The
appointment will begin at the start of the fall term in August 2016.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to:
Rachel Short (<rbs2n@virginia.edu>, +1-434-924-7763).

Questions about the position itself should be directed to Jim Galloway,
Search Committee Chair, at <kingtonchair@virginia.edu>.

The University performs background checks on all new faculty hires
prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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