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[Met-jobs] Endowed Professorship, Director of the Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES), RSMAS/U of Miami

From "Zuidema, Paquita" <>
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Date Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:51:53 +0000

Dear colleagues, RSMAS/U of Miami is pleased to announce a new faculty position focused on remotely-piloted aircraft systems.
Please see below for more detail,

Endowed Professorship, Director of the Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science/U of Miami

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami is a world
leader in Earth sciences. Fundamental research is combined with an emphasis on interdisciplinary
science, natural resource management, and understanding of the impacts of natural disasters and
global environmental change. The Rosenstiel School seeks to expand its vibrant intellectual
community through inviting applications for an endowed chair position in any RSMAS discipline
relevant to scientific applications of remotely piloted aircraft systems. This includes research in
support of policy-relevant climate change adaptation and conservation-related decision-making.
The successful candidate will direct the newly created Aircraft Center for Earth Studies (ACES).
The endowed chair position is anticipated to be at the tenured Associate or Full Professor rank, but
an exceptional applicant at the Assistant Professor rank will be considered. The position also
includes recruitment of a research faculty person to advance ACES goals.

The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, a demonstrated ability to secure
extramural funds, and strong teaching and communication skills. She/he will lead the ACES effort
to expand and develop the use of new airborne-based technologies to further research of terrestrial,
oceanic and atmospheric environments and/or develop and engineer new airborne systems and
sensors. The faculty member will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research
program; develop collaborations both internal and external to the University; teach undergraduate
and graduate courses; recruit, mentor and advise graduate students; and engage in service within
and beyond the institution. The position requires a PhD.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest including a statement of research goals and teaching
vision, CV, and names and addresses of five (5) references, electronically to requisition #R100038702. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Paquita
Zuidema, Search Committee Chair, at The position will remain open until

The Rosenstiel School inhabits one of three main campuses of the University of Miami, a private,
independent, comprehensive university. The annual research expenditure of the Rosenstiel School
is approximately $50M, obtained mostly through competitive grants from federal agencies.
RSMAS scientists work closely with NOAA through a joint collaborative institute (CIMAS).
RSMAS facilities include the Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing
(CSTARS), a state-of-the-art satellite downlink and processing facility. Interested candidates are
strongly encouraged to browse our website ( to learn about our faculty,
programs, campus and facilities.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected
Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are
protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. 

Paquita Zuidema, Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149
tel: 305-421-4276 fax: 305-421-4696
MSC 229C

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