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The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is currently recruiting M.S. Geography graduate students to commence research in the fall of 2019, and I am pleased to offer competitive funding packages/opportunities for well-qualified student(s) with research interests in weather and climate.

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply if they are interested in research at the intersection of meteorology and geography. Potential research topics include 1) tropical cyclone structure and dynamics, particularly on the spatial distribution of precipitation throughout the tropical cyclone life cycle, 2) the application of shape measures and spatial statistics in research methodologies and in the development of operational meteorology forecasting tools, and 3) the representation of precipitation, severe weather, and tropical cyclones in climate and/or numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. I would be happy to discuss other related ideas.

Applicants must possess a background in Geography, Meteorology, or a related field. Experience with computer programming software such as Python, Matlab, NCL, or with geospatial software (ArcGIS, QGIS) is essential. Familiarity with the Weather Research, and Forecasting (WRF) model would also be valuable but is not required.

The Department of Geography at Virginia Tech is a dynamic, growing and collaborative environment with 17 full-time faculty and approximately 20 graduate students. In addition to the M.S. Geography program, the department offers a Ph.D. in Geospatial Analysis, a B.A. in Geography and a B.S. in Meteorology. Additionally, Virginia Tech boasts numerous faculty across the university with expertise in coastal systems, including the physical and social science of natural hazards that impact coastal communities: fralin.vt.edu/gssda/coastal.html

Virginia Tech is located in Blacksburg, VA, which is situated in the mountains of southwest Virginia, approximately 45 minutes west of Roanoke. Outdoor opportunities abound in the region, with the New River and Appalachian Trail in close proximity to the Virginia Tech campus. More information about the M.S. Geography degree is available on the website: geography.vt.edu/students/graduate/... Application packages are due February 15, 2019. Please send a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested, and include a recently updated resume or CV.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of extreme precipitation. The successful candidate will develop a high-quality research program investigating atmospheric systems associated with extreme precipitation on planetary, mesoscale and/or cloud scales. Preferred candidates will have research interests that encompass a cross-scale approach using one or more set of tools including satellite or ground-based remote sensing techniques, in situ data collection, numeric models and other innovative techniques to understand, inform, and predict real-world problems in extreme precipitation Research areas could include, but not be limited to, land -hydrology-climate interactions, predictability of hydrometeorological and hydroclimate extremes, and/or extreme event attribution.

Candidates with experience in development of new data measurement techniques, high-resolution weather/climate modelling, machine learning, assimilation of data streams from heterogeneous sources, and other novel computational approaches are highly encouraged to apply. A cross-college initiative, https://cuaes.cals.cornell.edu/digital-agriculture/, offers exciting opportunities to link digital technologies to weather, climate and other agriculturally important disciplines. This is one of five positions generated as part of the digital agriculture initiative in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. We seek a committed educator who is enthusiastic about undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as supervising students. The ideal candidate will be able to interact in teaching and research with colleagues having similar interests at Cornell University, particularly in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, in which EAS is jointly located.This is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic year professorial position in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The responsibilities of the position will be 50% research and 50% teaching.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in atmospheric, climate or ocean sciences, or a related science or engineering discipline is required. Please submit applications to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12024 including (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Art DeGaetano (2) three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation; (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a research plan; (5) a statement of teaching interests; and (6) a diversity statement of how, through your research, teaching and/or service, you can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study” . Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2018. The position will remain open until it is filled, with an anticipated start date of July 2019.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit http://www.unyherc.org to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area The new faculty member will join a collaborative, interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Ithaca, New York. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Cornell's global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. The Cornell community embraces diversity and inclusion. We value AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities, and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities and genders.

 

The mission of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is to advance the environmental health professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Be part of an organization that supports thousands of members committed to ensuring that the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and play in, and the homes and buildings we live and work in are all safe to enjoy. Since 1937 NEHA has been at the crossroads wherever human health and the environment intersect. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more. With over 5,000 members and a growing staff of 30 employees we work to fulfill our mission by setting standards of excellence for the profession through our credentialing program; by providing opportunities for education and training at our annual conference as well as through online and in-person courses; and by providing advocacy through our Government Affairs Department. Our headquarters is located in the Denver area.

This position develops and executes tasks for project deliverables on a variety of environmental health topics in the Program and Partnership Development Department. This position also serves as a subject matter expert to other departments in the association and represents the association in partnerships, meetings, and events. This position may supervise at least one part-time student intern, including developing a workplan, providing regular communication and feedback, and completing an evaluation.  Applicants can reside in the Denver, CO or Washington, DC areas. If the applicant resides in DC, this will be a 100% telework position. The NEHA Office is in Denver, CO. For details, go to: https://www.neha.org/node/60291

The Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program is seeking a Climate Program Officer to manage and oversee its portfolio of work on bioenergy and carbon dioxide removal. In this newly created position that will join a team working on climate change, you will have an exciting opportunity to help shape and guide the trajectory of the Foundation’s work in the climate space. Climate change is a global problem that demands global action and as such, the Foundation has expanded its strategic efforts to address this urgent crisis. This role presents immense possibilities for thought leadership around philanthropic interventions that can support innovations and strategies to mitigate the most defining, pressing issue of our time.

Reporting to the Director of the Conservation and Science Program, this position will lead the bioenergy grantmaking strategy, which includes work on both biofuels and biomass energy. The Foundation also recognizes that in order to adequately and holistically address climate change in a manner consistent with the magnitude of the crisis, this portfolio must devote attention and resources to carbon dioxide removal efforts, including both natural and technological solutions. In helping to design and lead the Foundation’s work focused on carbon dioxide removal, the Climate Program Officer will leverage strategic skills and vision to chart a path forward in this burgeoning field.

This position will also play a pivotal role in shaping the broader philanthropic sector’s strategy around bioenergy and carbon dioxide removal efforts. Working in partnership with Foundation staff and other experts in the field, the Climate Program Officer will have the compelling opportunity to help deepen the field’s engagement in exploring innovations and non-traditional climate mitigation strategies that may not yet be receiving sufficient philanthropic support.

For details, go to: https://www.packard.org/about-the-foundation/jobs/program-officer-climate/

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) invites applications for two postdoctoral researchers or more senior positions to take part in a new partnership with the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. These researchers will join a community of faculty and other postdoctoral associates involved with this initiative at Princeton and its partner institutions, as well as complementary projects in Princeton’s Center for BioComplexity and the Food and Agriculture Initiative.

The two postdoctoral associates hired in this call will research: (1) Feeding the World in 2050: Agriculture, from production to consumption, has one of the largest environmental footprints of all human activities. Contributions to climate change, demands for water, loss of biodiversity and minimizing negative externalities all need to be managed if food systems are to be made sustainable and resilient to shocks created by human activities. (2) Resilience, Adaptation and Systemic Risk: This project will have a strong initial focus on urban sustainability, and on designing cities to be resilient to trends in population growth, migration patterns, land use and climate change, including the impacts of sea-level rise. This postdoctoral associate also will be associated with the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

For details, go to: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job?id=654891

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