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Software Developer / Engineer – Urban Climatology

April 7, 2017 in Positions

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) seeks a Software Developer/Engineer to contribute to the model development and co-simulation in the field of urban climatology.

The primary focus of this work is to evaluate the coupling and cross-model communication methodology across various existing tools, including the Indoor-Outdoor Energy Balance Simulator (TUF-IOBES), Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer (DART),  and Outdoor Thermal Comfort in 3D (OTC3D) models. Additionally, the applicant is expected to help on improving the programming efficiency of each model.

The requirement for this position is as follows:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Have significant programming skills including previous experience or knowledge of different programming languages. Prior experience with C/C++ and Python is expected and knowledge of XML file format and FORTRAN would be a plus.
  • Preference is given to applicants with previous experience with co-simulation platforms and knowledge of advanced data visualization techniques.

For more information, please refer to the job description or contact the lead PI (Dr. Negin Nazarian) at


Information Systems & Modeling PDF Los Alamos NM

March 18, 2017 in Positions

The primary purpose of this position is to initially develop a fast 3D wind solver for flow within wind farms based on the technology used in our Quick Urban & Industrial Complex (QUIC) wind solver for wind flow in urban areas. The long term objective is to contribute to the advancement of the state-of-the-art of LANL’s dispersion modeling tools.

See the full position description for details and how to apply.

Research Assistant Position – ZAMG

March 18, 2017 in Positions

The Department of Numerical Weather Prediction in the framework of the partial legal capacity of the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), 1190 Vienna, Hohe Warte 38, plans to strengthen its team and therefore is searching for a Research Position.
The new staff member will work on regional and urban climate modeling and participate in an international H2020 project. The aim of the project is to develop an integrated Climate Services Information System for applications in urban areas and traffic infrastructure.
For details see the full posting.

Scientist position: Urban Climate under Change – Germany – Deadline 25 Jan. 2017

January 3, 2017 in Positions

Pending approval, the Department of Climate and Environmental Consultancy of the German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst) in Offenbach am Main (Germany) invites applications for a scientist position (full time, starting as soon as possible, ending 31. May 2019).

The position contributes to Module B ( of the German research programme„ Urban Climate under Change“ (, which has been initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The research programme intends to develop an innovative urban climate model that is able to simulate micro-scale atmospheric processes for entire cities.

The position focuses on  measuring and evaluating computer simulated thermally driven winds (e.g. valley winds, park breezes) and their impact on ventilation and thermal hot spots in cities.

For further details please refer to  the job advertisement web site (only available in German language):
Please note that German language skills are a prerequisite for the position and the application deadline is 25 January 2017.

Please submit your application via our electronic online application web site

For more information – contact:   Meinolf Kossmann


Postdoctoral Associate @ ASU – Climate & Built Environment

December 15, 2016 in Positions

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applications for one non-tenure-track position at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate, supervised by Professor David Sailor, the Director of a new Urban Climate Research Center (UCRC) at ASU.

This position presents a unique opportunity to contribute to and expand upon the research thrusts of several ongoing funded projects while also helping to develop new collaborative research efforts across the UCRC.

For further details please see: ASU Postdoc Position Description

Further inquiries should be made to Prof. David Sailor (

Faculty Position in Urban Environmental Planning at ASU

November 4, 2016 in Positions

Assistant Professor (JOB# 11790)
Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2017 (Job #11790). We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in urban environmental planning. The successful candidate will teach in the urban planning undergraduate, Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning and doctoral planning programs, and have an active research agenda with peer-reviewed publications.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program, engage undergraduate and graduate students through effective teaching, participate in service to the university and profession, and build productive relationships with faculty both within and beyond the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

For complete qualifications and application information please visit:

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 19, 2016; If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at and its complete non-discrimination statement at

PDF – Urban Microclimatology – National University of Singapore

September 26, 2016 in Positions

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in the “Cooling Singapore” project awarded to the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The successful applicant is expected to (i) lead the analysis of existing UHI mitigation techniques and evaluate which strategies would perform best in the tropical-humid climate context of Singapore considering multiple scales (from building to the entire city), (ii) develop and assist in micro-scale experiments on UHI mitigation which can be observational, modeling or a combination of both, and (iii) present results at conferences/meetings and lead the writing of scientific papers.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and strong grounding in climate/geography or a related urban climate field, with requisite knowledge of either field techniques, Geographical Information Systems Science, remote sensing and/or applied urban climate modeling, and excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, to disseminate key results to the academic community, project partners and government stakeholders. The position will be based in the urban climate lab of the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (, and will have opportunities to collaborate with other investigators involved in the “Cooling Singapore” project. The department is consistently ranked among the top ten Geography departments in the world in the QS World University Rankings, placing ninth (first in Asia) for the 2016 list.

The position is approved for a two-year period starting in January 2017, and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. Informal inquiries regarding the post can be directed to Drs Matthias Roth ( or Winston Chow ( An internationally competitive remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience, will be offered to the successful candidate. All applications, including a cover letter, short research statement, and full CV (including a list of publications) together with names and contact information for three references, should be submitted by 30 October 2016 via e-mail to Drs Roth and Chow. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Two PDF positions: Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling Singapore

September 26, 2016 in Positions

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the  Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG), SMART located in Singapore. The job scope is about urban heat island (UHI) effect and its mitigations in Singapore using majorly numerical models (both microscale computational fluid dynamics and numerical weather prediction models). Please see the following links for more details:

For more information contact Li Xianxiang




Professor of Environmental Science (rank open), American University, Washington DC

September 10, 2016 in Positions

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2017.  An urban focus is encouraged.

We are particularly interested in those working in applied atmospheric science and employing computational, geospatial, or modeling approaches. Candidates must possess their Ph.D. at the time of application and those with active external funding will be the most competitive. The position also offers opportunities to collaborate with a diverse and interdisciplinary group of environmental and sustainability researchers across the university. A successful candidate will demonstrate or provide evidence of excellence in teaching. The candidate will be expected to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental, college, and university activities and service.

For a full description and to apply, please use this link: https://apply.interfolio .com/36561 

Closes: Sep 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)
Please contact Steve MacAvoy ( if you have any questions about this position.

Nominations open for 1 new IAUC Board Member

August 7, 2016 in Positions

We are now calling for nominations for 1 new member of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate. This is to replace Andreas Christen of University of British Columbia whose term expires in 2016.

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. The procedures for Board elections are available at the IAUC website: follow IAUC Procedures and Administrative Matters under ‘Organisation’ in the main navigation menu). To see the present composition of the IAUC board, see the Current Board Members.

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