PhD Assistantship in Mesoscale/Regional Climate Modeling at ASU

December 6, 2017 in Student_Positions

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University is
accepting applications from exceptional students for a four-year assistantship in the pursuit of a
PhD degree in mesoscale/regional climate modeling. The assistantship comprises a generous
financial package, including a highly competitive stipend, full tuition waiver, and health
insurance.

The successful applicant(s) will work under the supervision of Professor Matei Georgescu. The
student will enjoy tremendous collaborative and engagement opportunities including with the
Urban Climate Research Center, the Spatial Analysis Research Center, the Urban Water
Innovation Network, and the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research site.
Exceptional candidates should possess a Bachelor’s or Masters Degree in Atmospheric Sciences,
Geography, or a related discipline, and have a strong interest in land-atmosphere interactions and
mesoscale numerical modeling relevant to human-environment interactions. Experience in
handling data of various formats, programming skills, and interest in quantitative aspects of
human-environment interactions is desired. Exceptional oral and written communication skills
are required.

For further information about the School of Geographical Sciences in general, or this opportunity
specifically, please contact Dr. Matei Georgescu (Matei.Georgescu@asu.edu). Additional
information about our School is available from:
< https://geoplan.asu.edu/research/research-areas/earth-systems-climate-science>.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Science: University of Birmingham, UK

December 6, 2017 in Positions

The University of Birmingham is continuing to make strategic investments across its research base in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. As part of a significant investment in Environmental Sciences / Geography staffing, we are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Science to expand our extensive and internationally excellent research and teaching in this field.

Current research strengths in Birmingham include urban air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, applied meteorology and climatology.  The group is heavily involved in international field projects supported by RCUK, EU, DfID and industrial sponsor, development of new observational tools including sensor networks, evaluation of vehicle and other emissions through on-road and dynamometer experiments, laboratory and chamber studies of atmospheric chemical processes, modeling of atmospheric processing on a range of spatial scales (street canyon to global), prediction of meteorological extremes and climate impacts upon infrastructure, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.  Our facilities include several new on-line field instruments, a substantial NERC investment in a detailed atmospheric monitoring on campus, and the BIFoR-FACE facility.    Research in this area will further benefit from a major University capital investment in a new Molecular Sciences research laboratory building under development.  We also have a strong track record in the provision of science advice to inform local, national and EU policy.  For further details, please see: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/environmental-health/index.aspx

Applications are invited from candidates in all areas of atmospheric science; however we particularly encourage applications which will complement our research strengths in Applied Meteorology or in Air Pollution, and related topics.  Candidates able to strengthen our engagement with industry / business and wider outreach would be especially welcome.  Preference will be given to candidates whose work is based primarily upon experimental measurements (field or laboratory) and data analyses rather than solely numerical modelling.

Applicants for this post must demonstrate (or show potential for) international excellence in their research area.  Evidence of a track record in publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact is essential, alongside track record of / potential for obtaining external research funding.  Willingness to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries within the School and College is strongly encouraged, and applicants must have a commitment to delivering excellent research-informed teaching and learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and communicating the relevance and impact of their research to stakeholders.

Interviews will be held in early February (provisionally, 12/13 Feb 2018).

Candidates are encouraged to address informal enquiries to Professor William Bloss (Head of School; w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Roy Harrison (Research Theme Lead; r.m.harrison@bham.ac.uk) ahead of formal application.

A full Job Description and Further Details are available on the University of Birmingham webpages.  To download the details and submit an electronic application online, which should include a full / detailed CV and covering letter, please visit: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

Post Reference: 58370

Closing date:  3 Jan 2018

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

November 29, 2017 in Positions

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Physical Geography and Climatology.
The starting date is at the earliest possible date. We expect recognized expertise in the field of 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 (postdoctoral 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:

Dekan of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. Axel Preusse
52056 Aachen
Germany

You can also send your application via email to
dekan@fb5.rwth-aachen.de

Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.
The deadline for applications is 05.01.2018.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups,
recognizing they are under-represented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Job posting at the University Website:
http://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Die-RWTH/Jobs-Ausbildung/Jobboerse/~crfe/Stellenangebote-fuer-Professuren/

PhD Opportunity – Temple University (Philadelphia, USA)

November 29, 2017 in Student_Positions

PhD Opportunity at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is accepting applications for a four-year assistantship in urban climate for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. The assistantship provides a stipend plus tuition remission. For more information on conditions of employment please see our financial support website: http://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/financial-information/

Successful applicants will work with Dr. Ariane Middel and will be involved in urban climate projects focused on field observations and spatial modeling of outdoor thermal comfort and microclimate.

Qualified candidates should have a Master’s degree in Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Sciences, or a related discipline. Candidates should have a strong interest in urban climate and be eager to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative backgrounds who have previously completed research in urban climate. Experience in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, data analysis, and programming skills are desired. Strong skills in oral and written communication are required.

The doctoral program focuses on geographic approaches to the study of urban and environmental processes and conditions in US and international settings. Our emphasis is on the themes of sustainability, social justice, and geographical methods. We train our students to conduct theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded research in urban and metropolitan settings, understand interdisciplinary and integrative analyses of complex urban processes and problems, and specialize in techniques for urban analysis with an emphasis on GIS, spatial statistics, and qualitative methods. The program serves full-time students only.

Applicants should submit application materials to the program no later than January 15, 2018.  

For more information about this assistantship, please contact Dr. Ariane Middel (ariane.middel@temple.edu) and Dr. Kevin Henry (khenry1@temple.edu). Please include a copy of your CV, unofficial academic transcripts, and a brief personal statement that highlights skills relevant to the position.

For more information about the department, please see http://www.cla.temple.edu/gus/.

To apply, please see: http://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/scd/cla/geography-urban-studies-phd/

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and the University especially encourages applications from women and minorities.

New IAUC Board Members

October 30, 2017 in IAUC Admin, Members

The Board of the IAUC welcomes our newest Board Members: Chao Ren (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China) and Benjamin Bechtel (Universität Hamburg, Germany) who were elected in the recent IAUC Board election.

Chao and Benjamin join our current Board members.

Let me also take this opportunity to thank Alexander Baklanov (WMO) for his service to the Board as his term comes to an end. Alexander has been instrumental in fostering better linkages between IAUC and WMO and in promoting the urban scale at WMO.

Thank you to all our members who participated by voting in the election and a special thanks to those who stood for nomination.

IPCC call for nominations of authors for the 6th Assessment Report

October 9, 2017 in Meetings, Projects, Uncategorized

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is calling for nominations of authors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC Bureau Members have been requested to submit nominations of Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors by Friday 27 October 2017 (midnight GMT +1). The Bureaus of the three IPCC Working Groups will then select the author teams from the lists of nominations.

For more information on how to apply see: https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/nominations/authors/public/

Please note that nominations need to be routed through a “focal point”  (a member’s home country) and/or observer organizations.

Tenure-track position: Geographical Sciences, Micrometeorology (UBC, Vancouver, Canada)

October 9, 2017 in Positions

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus is recruiting for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Geographical Sciences, Micrometeorology. Details of the position are available at the link below.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty careers website http://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=27828 (Job ID: 27828). The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017.

European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

October 9, 2017 in Meetings

EUGIC 2017 Budapest

2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference
Celebrating Nature-Based Solutions for Cities
29-30 November 2017 Budapest

The Akvárium, Erzsébet tér 12, 1051 Budapest

EUGIC 2017 Budapest brings together global practitioners and local experts in a truly interactive, dynamic and exciting conference – workshops, story corners, exhibitions, Horizon2020 Projects Session and Industry Speed Dating.

Book your IAUC Member discount ticket of 200 EUR (from 300 EUR) which includes all events and the EUGIC 2017 Awards Ceremony here: www.eugic.events/booking-form

Enter the EUGIC 2017 Awards: http://eugic.events/eugic-2017-urban-green-infrastructure-awards/

Nominee Statements for IAUC Board Election

October 3, 2017 in IAUC Admin

The following link contains the nominee statements for the ongoing election for two (2) new board members of the IAUC.. All members of the IAUC will receive a dedicated link for the voting process.

IAUC BOARD NOMIMATION STATEMENTS 2017

 

Cities IPCC Conference

October 1, 2017 in Meetings

The first Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, also referred to as Cities IPCC https://www.citiesipcc.org/   is accepting proposals for sessions and individual papers until Oct 6.  The conference is scheduled for 5-7 March, 2018 in Edmonton, Canada. It intends to “foster new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” and to “provide inputs to the products of the IPCC”.

This may be a good opportunity for IAUC members with research interests related to cities and climate change to showcase their work before a multidisciplinary audience and the IPCC and to develop collaborations in advance of ICUC-10.

The conference themes are:

  • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities (Science and practice of cities)
  • Cities & climate change (Imperatives for action);
  • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities (Science and practice for cities);
  • Enabling transformative climate action in cities (advancing science and advancing cities)

Session proposals are expected to have a knowledge exchange or co-generation component among the scientific community and practitioner / policy-maker community.

For more information see https://www.citiesipcc.org/.

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