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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.

Post-doctoral position on urban climate modeling: Environment Canada

June 10, 2016 in Positions

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and its Meteorological Research Division (MRD), located in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, invites applications to an open post-doctoral position. The position is located in the Numerical Prediction Research section (better known as Recherche en prevision numerique – RPN) and is co-funded by the Institut National de Sante Publique du Quebec (INSPQ) and Health Canada. The RPN laboratory is internationally recognized for its research related to the development of dynamical and physical aspects of atmospheric modelling systems, and has the mandate of implementing and improving operational numerical environmental prediction systems at the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC).

Benefits and conditions for the post-doctoral position are based on the program of Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories of the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.

The salary is approximately $60,000 Canadian per year. Funding is available for a period of two years, possibly renewable for a third year. The preferred starting date is 3 October 2016 (but could be later depending on candidates availability).

The primary focus of this work is on the evaluation of the impact of urban planing strategies on heat-related meteorological aspects, in particular for areas with larger socioeconomic risks in the eastern part of the Montreal metropolitan area (starting with a project of land-use modifications along one of the highway). ECCC’s sub-km atmospheric model and high-resolution Surface Prediction System (SPS) both including representation of urban processes will be used and developed as part of this project. Numerical experiments will be conducted to evaluate the impact of modified landscape on near-surface meteorology and heat stress indicators during selected periods of intense heat. In addition to these urban planning and mitigation experiments, the SPS system will be tested and implemented as a forecasting tool for all major cities in Canada.

Enquiries and applications including a short statement of motivation, CV, list of publications, and contact information for two professional referees can be directed to:

Dr. Stephane Belair
Environment and Climate Change Canada
2121 Trans-Canada Highway, 5th floor
Dorval, Que., Canada, H9P 1J3

PhD Position: University of Reading & Met Office

June 10, 2016 in Positions

Surface fluxes, temperatures and boundary layer evolution at the building greyzone in London

Supervisors: Prof Sue Grimmond (University of Reading), Dr Sylvia Bohnenstengel (Met Office@ Reading), Dr Humphrey Lean (Met Office@ Reading), Dr Martin Best (Met Office, Exeter)

Funding: NERC Case Studentship (with the Met Office)  (You need to have been in the UK for 3 years or longer, if not in the UK  for three years but from EU – fees only). Expect or have a first class honours degree or distinction in a relevance Masters programme

Description: see PhD Position: U Reading & Met Office.


 Questions  Prof Sue Grimmond:

Scientist Position: Department of Climate and Environmental Consultancy of German Met Service

June 3, 2016 in Positions

Pending approval of external funding, the Department of Climate and Environmental Consultancy of the German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst) in Offenbach am Main invites applications for a scientist position (100%, temporary for 2 years) presumably starting August 1st, 2016.

The position focuses on the development and implementation of an automatic data pre-processing tool for high-resolution urban climate model applications and an evaluation study for German cities.

The position contributes to the Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation (Copernicus).  The research initiative of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure intends to develop and implement Copernicus services for public requirements in Germany.

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. The application deadline is 10 June 2016.

Please submit your application via our electronic online application web site
For additional information, contact Dr. Saskia Buchholz

Two Postdoctoral Positions: Technische Universität Berlin

May 3, 2016 in Positions

Two full-time postdoc positions will be available at the Technische Universität Berlin starting from June 1, 2016 to support the new BMBF research programme “Urban Climate under Change (Stadtklima im Wandel)“.

Excellent German language skills are essentially required for both positions!

The new BMBF research programme “Urban Climate under Change (Stadtklima im Wandel)“, which will start in June 2016, aims at development of an innovative urban climate model for entire cities like Stuttgart or Berlin that is able to resolve buildings and vegetation at spatial resolutions of 10 x 10 m² and finer, thus to simulate micro-scale atmospheric processes at sufficient accuracy. Therefore, comprehensive observational data on weather, climate and air quality will be acquired for three German cities (Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart) to validate the model. The BMBF research programme intends to involve selected user groups in model development and data acquisition for testing the new urban climate model and data acquisition concept and analysis tools with respect to their usability for a number of potential practical applications.

The first postdoc shall support Dieter Scherer (Chair of Climatology) in his scientific and administrative tasks as coordinator of the entire BMBF research programme. The contract will end on May 31, 2019, and may be renewed for a second period of three years depending on additional funding.

The second postdoc shall contribute to collaborative research on urban climate and air quality in Berlin involving both the Technische Universitaet Berlin and the Senate Department of Urban Development and Environment Berlin. The contract will end on November 30, 2017.

For further details,  please check the website where the job offers will be published soon.

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