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[Met-jobs] Director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at Ohio State University (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Sat, 8 Apr 2017 15:15:59 +0000

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Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center


Through 56 years of excellence, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research
Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University, has earned an international
reputation as one of the premier polar and alpine research and teaching
centers globally with an expanding focus on global climate and
environmental issues. Over the years the scope of the research conducted
at BPCRC has broadened significantly to encompass civil and
environmental engineering, earth sciences, environmental sciences,
glaciology, meteorology, oceanography, paleoclimatology, and remote sensing.

BPCRC’s goal is to continue the pursuit of excellence in existing
research and teaching programs and to increase its national and
international contributions to the understanding and knowledge in areas
such as climate variability, detecting and interpreting changes in
modern physical and biogeochemical systems, and predicting future
climatic and environmental changes and the associated benefits and/or
consequences for society. To achieve these goals, the Center aspires to
grow and expand its research foci to include a more global perspective.

These scientific foci are complemented by a very active archival
research program that preserves important collections such as the papers
of Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Sir Hubert Wilkins, and Dr. Frederick Cook.
BPCRC maintains a vibrant Education and Outreach Program that includes
tours, hands-on activities, workshops for educators and students, a
seminar series and various special programs. The BPCRC also offers
diverse and often unique learning experiences in the laboratory and the
field for OSU undergraduates, graduates and Postdocs. More information
about all of BPCRC’s research programs and related activities can be
found on the BPCRC website <>.

BPCRC is seeking an extraordinary individual with vision who will
provide the leadership necessary to strengthen existing research
programs, develop research in new areas, encourage collaborative
activities within the center and university, foster relations with
current funding agencies (NSF, NASA, NOAA, ONR, etc.), and actively
explore new funding opportunities. Other equally important expectations
for the successful candidate are to facilitate outreach activities
nationally and within the university and local community. Finally this
individual is expected to maintain a vigorous and high-profile research
program. The successful candidate will have an established national and
international stature in a relevant Earth system science field that is
based on an outstanding record of recent publications and competitive
research funding. A faculty appointment for the successful candidate
will be made at the appropriate level within one of BPCRC’s affiliated
departments (e.g., Chemistry; Civil, Environmental and Geodetic
Engineering; Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology; Geography;
School of Earth Sciences).

The BPCRC was established in 1961 and is the oldest active research
center at OSU, and takes great pride in setting an example of excellence
for all who interact with the center, as well as instilling the feeling
of enduring comradery among all members, both present and past. In
addition, The Ohio State University is consistently ranked among the
nation’s best public universities and is home to some of the finest
faculty and staff who are known internationally for their academic and
research credentials. Columbus, Ohio is a progressive, cosmopolitan city
of ~1 million people. It hosts an array of diverse, friendly
neighborhoods, attractions and activities and access to outstanding
health care facilities. Please visit <> and
to learn more about Columbus.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, a
description of relevant research and management experience, and the
names of three references to: Drs. Lonnie G. Thompson and Michael
Durand, Search Committee for the BPCRC Director, Byrd Polar and Climate
Research Center, The Ohio State University, 108 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack
Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 USA. The BPCRC search committee will begin
reviewing applications immediately and continue until a suitable
candidate is found. The Ohio State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply. Final candidates will be required to
complete a background screening.

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