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[Met-jobs] Faculty Positions in Wildfire Meteorology and Wildfire Science

From Craig Clements <craig.clements@sjsu.edu>
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Date Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:57:19 -0800

San José State University - San José, California

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS IN WILDFIRE SCIENCE

Subject to Budgetary Approval

 

San José State University is seeking applications for five tenure-track positions in wildfire science and management. The five positions are part of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC) at SJSU and will compliment current wildfire research being conducted in wildfire meteorology and fire behavior.  The positions will be in various departments across campus including Meteorology and Climate Science, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, and Mechanical Engineering. All applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Applicants are expected to develop a recognized and externally-funded program in wildfire research and contribute to the SJSU Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. Please refer to the individual JOIDs and link for each position. All job applications will be submitted online at through Interfolio.

 

1. Wildfire Meteorology /Coupled Fire-Atmosphere Modeling (Meteorology and Climate Science; JOID# 25209). The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at SJSU is seeking applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) with a specialization in coupled fire-atmosphere modeling with a focus on wildfire behavior and fire weather, and expertise in the WRF-SFIRE coupled modeling system or equivalent. Applicants MUST have completed a PhD in Atmospheric Science or a closely-related field by the start of the appointment. The applicant must have expertise in coupled, fire-atmosphere modeling systems, high performance computing, and fire behavior and mesoscale meteorological modeling. Postdoctoral experience is preferred as well as a record of publication in the wildfire sciences.

 

 Application Procedure: Applications will only be accepted online: see link below. For full consideration, submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests/philosophy; a statement of research plans; and the names and contact information for three references (we will contact them after the initial screening of applicants). All materials must be submitted by January 17, 2020 to https://apply.interfolio.com/70386. For any additional information, please contact Dr. Craig Clements at craig.clements@sjsu.edu. Please include the JOID # on all correspondence.

 

2. Wildfire Remote Sensing / Fire Behavior (Meteorology and Climate Science; JOID# 25210). The Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at SJSU is seeking applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) with a specialization in wildfire remote sensing and fire behavior with expertise in either satellite and/or airborne observations of wildfire. Applicants MUST have completed a PhD in Atmospheric Science or Earth Sciences, or a closely-related field by the start of the appointment. The applicant must have expertise in wildfire behavior using remote sensing platforms including airborne and/or satellite sensor systems. Postdoctoral experience is preferred as well as a record of publication in the wildfire sciences.

 

Application Procedure: Applications will only be accepted online: see link below. For full consideration, submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests/philosophy; a statement of research plans; and the names and contact information for three references (we will contact them after the initial screening of applicants). All materials must be submitted by Friday January 17, 2020 to https://apply.interfolio.com/70390.  For any additional information, please contact Dr. Craig Clements at craig.clements@sjsu.eduPlease include the JOID # on all correspondence.

3. Wildfire Management (Environmental Studies; JOID# 25188). The Department of Environmental Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Wildfire Management. Successful applicants will have a doctorate in Environmental Studies or a related field, with a focus on the interdisciplinary study of wildfire science, policy and management at the urban/wildland interface. Key areas of expertise within this focus may include: science-based decision-making; local, regional and/or national policy and planning; environmental economics; traditional ecological knowledge; fire ecology; human or organizational behavior; or environmental and health risk assessment, among others. This faculty member will develop and teach courses in areas such as wildfire management and policy; science-based decision-making; emergency prevention, response, mitigation, and resilience; or risk assessment. Applicants must have a strong background in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and a commitment to applied environmental problem-solving.

               

Application Procedure: By December 6, 2019 please submit online at https://apply.interfolio.com/69632 the following:  (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, (4) undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at the initial stage of the search), (5) evidence of demonstrated or potential teaching effectiveness (syllabi, teaching evaluations, letters of observation), (6) one peer-reviewed research paper or comparable evidence of research productivity, and (7) the names and contact information of three professional references. If transcripts need to be mailed, send them toSearch Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0115. For further information about this position, email environmental-studies@sjsu.edu or call the Environmental Studies office at (408) 924-5450. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

 

4. Fire Ecology (Biological Sciences; JOID# 25217). The Department of Biological Sciences at SJSU invites applications for a tenure-track position in fire ecology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research and mentorship program compatible with both the Department of Biological Sciences and colleagues within WIRC. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Biology, Fire Ecology, or a closely related field by the start of the appointment; however, postdoctoral experience is desired. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in the fire ecology and fire regimes of Mediterranean ecosystems especially California chaparral and shrublands.  Research focused on field observations and/or remote sensing of ecosystem-scale fire regimes, fire behavior, and fuel moisture properties are of particular interest. Other areas of focus are also welcomed.  Applicants are expected to develop a recognized and externally funded program in wildfire research and contribute to the WIRC.

 

Application Procedure: Applications will only be accepted online: see link below. For full consideration, submit: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching interests/philosophy; a statement of research plans; and the names and at least three original letters of reference with contact information. All materials must be submitted by January 13, 2020 to https://apply.interfolio.com/70532 For any additional information, please contact Dr. Craig Clements at craig.clements@sjsu.edu or Dr. Shelley Cargill at shelley.cargill@sjsu.edu.   Please include the JOID # on all correspondence.

 

5. Wildfire Combustion (Mechanical Engineering; JOID# 25203). The Department of Mechanical Engineering at SJSU invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a strong academic background in mechanical engineering, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field, and expertise in combustion physics. Applicants must have demonstrated experience in either experimental combustion research or computational fluid dynamics simulations of fire. A key aspect of this position is that the faculty member will actively work with other faculty associated with the SJSU WIRC to seek funding and conduct research related to wildfire science and management.  This individual will collaborate with fire ecologists and modelers.

 

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, diversity statement, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 13, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/70085. Letters of reference may be submitted later if needed. The 1-2 page diversity statement should discuss specific initiatives, strategies, and/or activities that you either have done or would like to do to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Inquiries may be directed to: Dr. Nicole Okamoto, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair at nicole.okamoto@sjsu.edu.

 

 

About SJSU: San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society.  SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/_expression_, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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Craig B. Clements, Ph.D.
Professor
Fire Weather Research Laboratory
Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0104

Phone: 408-924-1677
fireweather.org



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