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Regional Climate Modeler

Regional Climate Modeler. The Department of Geography at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in climate modeling. Candidates must have a PhD in Geography or a related field and demonstrated outstanding research potential in climate modeling, with interests that could include land-atmosphere interactions, dynamic and statistical downscaling, high-resolution modeling, regional drivers of climate variability and change, and/or impacts of climate change on water resources, ecosystems, hazards, human health or society. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship and commitment to funded research activity is required. The candidate will have an interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in climatology, climate change, and climate modeling. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the interdisciplinary Area of Excellence: The SDSU Center for Climate and Sustainability Studies, will interact with recent hires in land surface modeling and climate mathematics, and will participate in the SDSU Master’s programs and joint SDSU-UCSB PhD program in Geography. Anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2015. Applications should include i) letter of application describing research and teaching interests, ii) curriculum vitae including publications, presentations, research summary, and past, current and pending funding, and iii) three letters of reference sent directly to the search committee email. Electronic submission of application materials and letters is encouraged and should be sent via email to Applications received by October 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability or veteran status. The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. For additional information see or contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Trent Biggs.

About SDSU, Geography, and the Center for Climate and Sustainability Studies

SDSU is a large campus that embraces the teacher-scholar model. The university offers bachelor’s degrees in 84 areas, 76 master’s degrees and 21 doctorate degrees. Our >30,000 students represent one of the most ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student bodies of any major university. SDSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution and is ranked 10th in the nation in conferring baccalaureate degrees to minorities according to Academic Analytics. Candidates with experience in and/or commitment to working in a multicultural environment with large numbers of students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles are desired. Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.5 billion in grants and contracts. Academic Analytics consistently ranked SDSU faculty research productivity highly when they performed these analyses in 2007-2010: #1 out of 92 small research universities in the United States, #15 out of all 155 public research universities, and #35 out of all 222 American research universities.

Within SDSU, the Department of Geography has one of the strongest research programs, with strengths in physical geography, remote sensing watershed analysis, biogeography, human-environment interactions, GIScience, geocomputation, and human and urban geography. Its joint doctoral program with the University of California, Santa Barbara is 7th ranked nationally according to the most recent report from Academic Analytics. See for more information. Faculty also have access to the San Diego Supercomputing Center.

The Center for Climate and Sustainability Studies (C2S2) was established 2013 to foster interdisciplinary funded research on climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and society. C2S2 has members in Departments of Mathematics, Ecology, Geography, and Anthropology, and collaborating members across campus. The climate modeler would be a key member of C2S2 in investigations related to regional climate change and impacts, including but not limited to southern California.

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