Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Physical Glaciology

This full-time, tenure-track position will have a joint appointment through the University of Maine's (UMaine) Climate Change Institute (CCI) and their School of Earth and Climate Sciences (SECS), with tenure placement in the SECS and position responsibilities distributed between research and teaching.

Application deadline: 17 July 2017.

The successful candidate will integrate observations from field study and remote sensing of critical cryosphere phenomena into a physical framework that joins glacier dynamics to Earth's climate on short and long periods. This position will be expected to develop and carry out glaciological field investigations with an emphasis on ice sheet dynamics, and to establish and maintain collaborations with UMaine, national, and international research programs.

The successful candidate will contribute to the research agenda of CCI and SECS, secure external funding, lead and conduct field research in remote polar environments, advise graduate students in CCI and SECS graduate programs, mentor SECS undergraduates in research, and engage in public outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate/graduate level courses in glaciology and remote sensing.

Potential research collaboration areas include, but are not limited to:

- Ice-ocean interactions and sea-level rise,
- Understanding the tempo and causes of global climate change through geological observations,
- Interpretation of ice core records with the larger Earth/climate system,
- Ice sheets and mountain glaciers as indicators of past and future climate change,
- Ice rheology, and
- Coupled ice mechanics and geochemical evolution of glaciers.

Position qualifications include a PhD in glaciology or closely related field and a documented ability to conduct high-quality scientific research evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. Postdoctoral experience, prior success in obtaining funding, student teaching and research mentoring, interdisciplinary research experience, polar field experience, and written and oral communication skill are desirable.

Applications must include:

- A cover letter,
- A curriculum vitae that describes experience with specific reference to the required and desirable qualifications,
- A statement of teaching philosophy and interests,
- A statement of research vision, and
- Contact information for three professional references.

Applicants must also complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

For a full position description and to apply, go to:

For questions, contact:
Karl Kreutz

University of Maine

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