Position: Department of Geography, Humboldt University, Berlin

August 26, 2015 in Newsletter

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography at Humboldt University, Berlin, invites applications for a scientist (temporary for 3 years) from October 1st, 2015. Salary is according to German state wage agreement for scientific staff (E13 TV-L HU). After all social security and tax deductions annual net salary ranges between 28.000 and 32.000 EUR depending on social status. The working contract can eventually be extended.

The successful applicant’s task is to experimentally advance studies in the field of urban climates and air quality with a special focus on
temporal and spatial analysis of particulate matter and ultrafine particles and its impact on humans and the environment. The work is
expected to be placed in scientific and international contexts. We expect that the candidate aims at scientific qualification in the named
field of science. The position includes a teaching obligation of 4 hours per week during each winter and summer term’s lecturing period and further contribution to the overall assignments of the working group.

Applicants must hold a master degree in Geography or neighboring fields with core area in either physical geography, environmental sciences, meteorology, medical science, natural sciences, engineering, computer sciences or similar fields. Experience with experimental work in urban climatology, technical and manual skills as well as excellent mastery of English in both written and oral form are required. Sufficient knowledge of German language and experience in computer programming are advantageous. The position is intended for a postdoc aiming at habilitation but may also be filled with a post-graduate with the intention of working on a dissertation thesis.

Closing date for applications is September 15th, 2015. With your application for job offer No AN/155/15 please provide a motivation
letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents as well as information on any teaching experience, scientific publications and name two referees. Please send your application to Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider, Unter den Linden 6, D-10099 Berlin, Germany or email it as a PDF attachment to c.schneider@geo.hu-berlin.de.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and  specifically encourages qualified applications from
female candidates. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application.

Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Position: Full Professor in Physical Geography and Climatology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

August 26, 2015 in Positions

Full Professor (W2) in Physical Geography and Climatology, Faculty of  Georesources and Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

RWTH Aachen University is seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Physical Geography and Climatology. Details see below:

The starting date is summer semester 2016. We expect recognized expertise in the field of Physical Geography with a focus on Climatology. Experience should have been proved in at least one of the following fields: urban climatology, topoclimates, field experiments as well as data processing and analysis. A methodological background in at least one of the following subjects is required: Geographical Information Systems, remote sensing or geostatistics. We welcome your interest in the vital issue of recent climate change and its implications. Participation in interdisciplinary research cooperation at the RWTH University is expected. Teaching tasks comprise various courses in the Bachelor and Master programs offered at the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography. Besides a climatology focus, the broader field of Physical Geography needs to be covered within the B.Sc. program Applied Geography. Further, we expect you to participate in other integrated study programs at RWTH Aachen University. A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post‐doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years. Longterm experience in application‐oriented teaching is requested.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dean of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering of RWTH
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bleck
52056 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to <dekan@fb5.rwthaachen.de>.
The deadline for applications is October 9th, 2015.

ICUC-9 Concludes

July 27, 2015 in Newsletter

Thanks to all those who attended ICUC-9 in Toulouse for making it a memorable conference, and especially to Valéry Masson & Aude Lemonsu the ICUC-9 co-organizers for putting on a great show!

Check out images from the conference on twitter

Stay tuned for info on ICUC-10

ICUC-9 Begins

July 19, 2015 in Meetings

ICUC-9 sessions start today in Toulouse.
Get the latest conference information – including an app for your smart phone – at the programme website http://www.meteo.fr/icuc9/programme.html

Postdoc position in Urban Climate Modeling: National University of Singapore

July 15, 2015 in Positions

Postdoc position in URBAN CLIMATE MODELING at the National University of Singapore
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to lead a modeling study assessing the impact of urbanization on key climate processes over Singapore using the Met Office Unified Model under funding from the National Environment Agency (NEA) Meteorological Office Singapore (MSS). The successful applicant is expected to lead the development of the urban morphology database for prescribing urban canopy parameters, consolidate meteorological data for use in model evaluation, initiate and lead the analysis of model fidelity in simulating the observed temperature and energy balance impacts, contribute to the analysis related to local convective processes, present results at conferences/meetings and lead the writing of progress reports and scientific papers.
Successful candidates must have a PhD in a related field, relevant modeling experience and excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal to disseminate key results to the academic community, and project partners and government stakeholders. The position will be based in the growing urban climate group of the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/). Close collaboration with This will be a collaborative project with the Center for Climate Research Singapore (http://ccrs.weather.gov.sg/index/) and visiting will also involve scientists from the UK Met Office is expected.
The position is approved for an initial two-year period and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. To apply, please send a cover letter and full CV together with names and contact information for three references via email to Dr Matthias Roth (geomr@nus.edu.sg; http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/geomr/stf_geomr.htm), who can also be approached for informal information.


Technician Job: Urban Meteorology, University of Reading

July 15, 2015 in Positions


·       APPLICATION CLOSES30th July 2015

·       SALARY: Grade 4, £18,549 to £21,391 per annum

·       LOCATION: Earley Gate, Reading



Apply online

A fixed term position for up to 29 months (depending on start date) to support the UrbanFluxes research project and other complementary urban climate/meteorology projects. Main responsibilities will be to install and maintain a network of meteorological instruments; to undertake data analysis to ensure data quality appropriate for project applications; and additional activities, as needed, to support the research of the group (contributing to reports etc).

You will have:

– Knowledge of (meteorological) instrumentation and data analysis

– Bachelors or Masters in an appropriate subject (e.g. mathematics, meteorology, environmental science, physics, engineering, computer science)

– Programming in Python, R, Fortran and/or MatLab

– Good oral and written presentation skills Ability to juggle tasks as priorities change

– Experience of data processing for example for meteorology, hydrology and/or environmental science

– Please see Person Specification and Job Description for further information

Croucher Advanced Study Institute 2015-2016:

July 2, 2015 in Newsletter

Applications for the 2015-2016 Croucher Advanced Study Institute (ASI): “Changing Urban Climate and the Impact on Urban Thermal Environment and Urban Living” are now open. The ASI will be held in Hong Kong 7-11 December 2015.

The ASI facilitates interaction between scientists in areas of current interest and aims to bring about greater assimilation and advancement of knowledge amongst established researchers and scientists.

There is no registration fee.  For more information see the ASI Poster and to apply online, visit www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/asi2015

Deadline for applications is 14 August 2015.

For more information contact :  szewai@cuhk.edu.hk

2014 Luke Howard Award – Prof. Manabu Kanda

July 1, 2015 in Awards

The IAUC is pleased to announce that Professor Manabu Kanda is the recipient of the 2014 Luke Howard Award.
A full citation is available in the June 2015 Newsletter.  Congratulations Prof. Kanda!

June 2015 Issue of the Urban Climate News

July 1, 2015 in Newsletter

Issue 56 of the Urban Climate News is now available.  The summer 2015 issue contains a feature article on ‘A review of urban climate research in Curitiba, Brazil’, project reports on ‘A thermal walk in Florence’, and ‘A global urban climatology database’, a special report from Editor David Pearlmutter on recent articles in the UCN, along with ‘News’ and ‘Recent updates to the Bibliography’.  And see page 34 for the full citation for our 2014 Luke Howard award winner, Prof. Manabu Kanda!

Call for Nominations to the IAUC Board

May 5, 2015 in Newsletter

We are now calling for nominations for 1 new member of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate. This is to replace Hiroyuki Kusaka of University of Tsukuba whose term expires in 2015.

The Board seeks members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of the membership in terms of their perspectives, fields of study and geographical location; we particularly encourage nominations of female members.

Nomination and election procedures are described on the IAUC Procedures and Administrative Matters page.

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