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Research Assistant Professor / Post-doctoral Fellow – Faculty of Architecture: University of Hong Kong

September 3, 2018 in Positions

The Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong invites applications for appointment as Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Fellow (Ref.: 201801377), to commence as soon as possible for 3 years, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Architecture/Urban Planning, Geography or related fields. They should have at least 2-3 years’ experience in sustainable urban or built environment research, preferably in the contexts of climatic-sensitive planning; and demonstrated experience of working with researchers using urban science or Geographic Information System analytics to process and develop land use dataset for planning implementation. They should also have excellent written and spoken communication skills, the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, and the ability to work with external parties. Those with expertise knowledge and technique of applied remote sensing and big data/open data informatics are preferred. Applicants with more research experience will be considered for appointment as Research Assistant Professor.

The appointee is expected to communicate and collaborate effectively with other related research teams to facilitate inter-faculty, inter-disciplinary and innovative research with the international and interdisciplinary partners. He/She will work and develop a land use land cover database and advance knowledge of fast urbanization and sustainable development especially for less developed countries in Asia. He/She will be responsible for applying for research grants, preparing academic publications including journal papers and reports to achieve milestones and deliverables, liaising with different research teams, and may be required to undertake teaching duties related to the project.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. The appointment of Research Assistant Professor will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., a personal statement and a 3-year research plan to the Faculty at foaapp@hku.hk. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/formext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hkCloses September 30, 2018.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency

Postdoctoral Position in Urban Climate Modelling: Boston University

August 14, 2018 in Positions, Student_Positions

The Environmental Fluid Mechanics group (http://sites.bu.edu/efm/) in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University is seeking a postdoctoral candidate interested in urban climate modeling. Specifically, the successful candidate will lead research on improving the urban canopy models in the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Earth System Model and using these urbanized global earth system models to explore a range of urban sustainability and environmental issues including heat stress, water scarcity, urban-related land-use transitions, and urban-atmosphere interactions.

Candidates with previous experience with urban climate modeling using large-scale weather (e.g., WRF) and climate models (e.g., CESM) and experience with high-performance computing in Unix based operating systems and scientific computing languages (e.g., Matlab, Python) are preferred, but highly motivated graduates with background in meteorology and climatology, hydrology, geography, and earth sciences are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will benefit from close collaborations with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and GFDL. The successful candidate will also benefit from an outstanding research environment at Boston University. In particular, the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University has strong strengths in areas of land-use/land-cover change and coupled natural and human dimensions of climate change. The department is also home to the Center for Remote Sensing, an active cluster of faculty who are world leaders in this field.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Dan Li (lidan@bu.edu). Please include a cover letter, your latest CV, and names of up to three references. Position start date is as soon as possible but can be changed depending on the candidate’s availability. Initial contract duration is 12 months. Extension is desired but conditional on the performance of the candidate.

http://sites.bu.edu/ efm/

Postdoctoral researcher: urban climate modeling for heatwaves; University of Reading

July 24, 2018 in Positions, Student_Positions

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Postdoctoral researcher with expertise in multi-scale urban climate modelling to join our NERC-funded research project COSMA to understand the overheating risk and heatwaves in South Asian counties using Sri Lanka as a case study.  The main goal of the work will be to undertake multi-scale climate modeling (urban and building scales) and overheating risk mapping.

The post will be jointly supervised by myself at the School of the Built Environment, and Prof Sue Grimmond and Dr Ting Sun from Department of Meteorology, both at the University of Reading, UK. The post-holder will also benefit from working with experts in different disciplines including meteorology, architecture, planning, engineering and social science within the research team.

School of the Built Environment and Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading are two world-leading research groups in the UK. In REF 2014, School of the Built Environment was ranked 6th in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, and Department of Meteorology was ranked 3rd in Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences.

For job details, please go to https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=3431

For informal contacts, please contact either Dr Zhiwen(Vincent) Luo (z.luo@reading.ac.uk) or Prof Sue Grimmond (c.s.grimmond@reading.ac.uk).

Postdoctoral Researcher: Urban Climate Modelling, NUS

July 20, 2018 in Positions, Student_Positions

The Urban Climate Lab (https://www.nusurbanclimate.com/) in the Department of Geography (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is recruiting a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher. We are seeking to strengthen our numerical modeling capabilities to complement current work in experimental urban climate research. The selected person will primarily provide expertise in validating and developing existing urban climate models, though opportunities exist to also participate in experimental field campaigns.

The models considered include the meso-scale urban parameterization scheme WRF, LES model PALM, energy balance scheme LUMPS, outdoor thermal comfort models such as ENVI-met, SOLWEIG and SkyHelios, or fine-scaled process-based urban energy balanced models like TUF3D that have not been tested or applied in densely populated cities in Asia. One possibility is that the successful applicant leads a systematic model comparison study to evaluate the applicability and fitness of models in the tropical context.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a related field, relevant modeling experience, ability to work with large data sets, and excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, to disseminate key results to the academic community and publish novel research work.

The position is approved and upon satisfactory performance available until March 2021. To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter, full CV including names and contact information of 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. Applications completed before 15 September 2018 will receive primary consideration. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

For further information, contact:

Matthias ROTH
Professor and Deputy Head
Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
1 Arts Link, Kent Ridge, Singapore 117570
+65 6516 6103 (DID) :: +65 6777 3091 (Fax) :: geomr@nus.edu.sg (E)
Associate Editor, International Journal of Climatology

Tenure track job: “Urban carbon dynamics” at American University (Washington, DC)

July 12, 2018 in Positions

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts and Science at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2019.  Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2018 in geology, environmental science, earth science or related field.

Candidates must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research and should be effective teachers.  We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in areas including quantitative ecosystem analysis with possible emphases on terrestrial and/or urban carbon dynamics. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin September 26, 2018, subject to on-going budgetary approval.  Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/51079.  Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers.  Please contact Stephen MacAvoy, Department Chair, 202-885-3003 or macavoy@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

Established in 2008, the Department of Environmental Science offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Learn more about our program at www.american.edu/cas/environmental.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

For further information, please contact:

Mike Alonzo
Asst Professor | Dept of Environmental Science
American University | 202-885-1770

Two Senior Research Assistants in Meteorological and Air Quality Prediction

March 4, 2018 in Positions

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics,
Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research (CACP)

Previously Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR)

Salary: £27285 to £32548 pa depending on experience
Grade: UH6
FTE: 1.0

Duration of Contract:     TWO Full time, fixed term posts for 24 months with possibility of extension. These posts are available immediately

Closing date:     11th March 2018
Job Ref: 016019

Main duties & responsibilities

We are looking for two enthusiastic and self-motivated atmospheric/computational scientists to contribute to ongoing national and international programmes on meteorological and air quality prediction (e.g. forecasting and analysis of atmospheric processes that influence air quality, atmospheric composition and interactions with climate). You will be responsible for air quality modelling, data processing and analysis including emissions and other data processing (eg with SMOKE and GIS). You will contribute to design and organisation of research projects, preparation of funding proposals, managing relevant software and take a lead in problem solving day to day issues related to research projects. You will assist with dissemination of results, writing and publishing of papers in high quality peer-reviewed international journals and present research results at relevant meetings. You will also be involved in other activities and projects including the organisation of meetings and conferences, maintenance of the high performance computing cluster, websites and management of Atmospheric Composition Laboratory. You will assist in the supervision of student projects and undertaking teaching, where required.

Skills and experience needed

You will have strong experience in the development and/or use of advanced atmospheric models, specifically WRF-CMAQ or WRF-Chem including pre-processing of data such as emissions (e.g. using SMOKE and GIS) and relevant theoretical understanding of atmospheric and climate science such as boundary layer physics, air quality-climate interactions, dynamical and transformation atmospheric processes. You will have demonstrable PhD level research experience and be skilled in programming, data analysis. Experience in technical and code/software maintenance on Linux based cluster systems will be desirable. In addition to having excellent communication and time management skills, you will have a strong commitment to publishing papers in high quality journals. It is expected that you will be familiar with the use of large datasets and relating these to underlying mechanisms and multiscale processes. Preference will be given to excellent candidates that can take up the post as soon as possible.

Qualifications required

You must have a good first degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Physics, Meteorology, Mathematics and/or Computer Science with programming) and a PhD in a topic related to air quality and meteorological modelling with strong computer programming elements based on Linux cluster systems

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Please contact Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi, Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research (CACP)

Tel: 01707 284520, Email: r.s.sokhi@herts.ac.uk.

For further information please visit: http://www.herts.ac.uk/research/stri/research-areas/cair

The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics takes pride in the diversity of its staff, and is a Practitioner in the IOP’s Project Juno, as well as holding Athena SWAN Bronze award. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals irrespective of gender or membership of minorities.

Application procedure:

Apply online at www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies

Please include your full CV (with contact details of three referees)

Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Yncréa, Catholic University of Lille, France

January 21, 2018 in Positions

Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Yncréa, Catholic University of Lille, France. Please note that urban climate researchers are welcome to apply.

Yncréa Hauts-de-France, a non-profit higher education group founded in 1885, trains engineers in more than 50 sectors: construction, IT, electronics, mechanics, energy, chemistry, medical technologies, robotics, agriculture, foodtech, finance, entrepreneurship.

With more than 4000 students enrolled in HEI, ISA and ISEN engineering graduate schools, over 400 employees, a network of more than 27,000 alumni, campuses in Lille, Châteauroux, Nîmes, Rabat (Morocco), two partner schools ISEN Brest and ISEN Toulon, Yncréa Hauts-de-France is a leader in engineering education in Europe: more than 300 partnerships with international universities, more than 2,500 business partnerships. Yncréa Hauts-de-France carries out 3 main activities: training, research and transfer / expertise to the economic world and is recognized for its know-how in innovation and trans-disciplinary approaches to management and technology.

Yncréa Hauts-de-France invites applications for a full-time permanent position (starting as soon as possible) as Lecturer or Assistant Professor in City Science.

The successful applicant will join the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department of HEI. He/She is expected to teach in the Smart Cities Master Program. This program consists of two majors (namely “Building Science” and “Sustainable Urbanism”) and a workshop focusing on both building and neighborhood scales. He/She will contribute to develop the existing teaching content with the head of the program. He/She will participate to the coordination of the teaching programs and their evolution in an international perspective. He/She will supervise students during internships, technical projects and R&D projects. Participation to R&D programs driven by industrial partners is also expected.

Depending on candidate profile, research activities will be performed at the Civil Engineering and Geo-environment Laboratory (LGCgE), which is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that groups about 70 researchers from universities of the ComUE Lille Nord de France. It leads researches regarding the fields of sustainable building and planning, energy and natural resources management, ecology and biodiversity. The successful applicant will contribute to research topics related to urban and architectural issues at different scales.

Applicants should hold an Engineering Degree plus 5 years of experience or a PhD. He/She needs to:
– be fluent in English as a working language in both research and teaching.
– show commitment to teaching.
– show ability to work as a team.

Full-time, permanent position, based in Lille, France.

For inquiries related to this position, candidates are invited to contact Mickaël Broda, Head of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department mickael.broda@yncrea.fr

Please send applications (Resume and Cover letter) to recrutement.hautsdefrance@yncrea.fr

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/

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.

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