The Department of Environmental Sciences at UCR proposes to recruit a faculty member in the broadly defined area of Climate Change and Sustainability, whose expertise is interdisciplinary and will complement existing strengths on the campus. This is an open rank position and appointment can be made at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The appointment will consist of a split 0.5 FTE I&R (Instruction and Research) and 0.5 FTE OR (Organized Research) appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station (

Position Description: Climate change is the most pressing problem threatening the life-support systems of the earth. During the 21st century, the safe operating limits for climate and other critical global–scale processes are likely to be crossed unless societies embrace sustainable practices for energy generation, food production (land-based agriculture and seafood), management of water resources and conservation of biodiversity. Sustainable development requires a deep understanding of how large-scale changes in the earth system will interlink and impact human society.

We seek to hire a faculty member in Climate Change and Sustainability, working at broad spatial scales, and with expertise in two or more of the following fields of inquiry: atmospheric science, climate modeling, earth system science, oceanography, biogeochemistry, sustainability science and/or ecosystem science. The candidate is expected to use state-of-the art measurements or models as the foundation of his/her research and to work at regional to global scales. Examples of research foci can include, but are not limited to: i) interactions among emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols (both natural and anthropogenic) and climate, ii) in-situ measurements or remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities and animal feeding facilities, iii) field-measurements or modeling of aerosols’ indirect effects on climate, e.g., cloud formation, cloud lifetime, and precipitation, iv) modeling the feedbacks between natural (biogenic, dust, or wildfire emissions)/anthropogenic emissions and climate, v) development of sustainable energy, agricultural or water infrastructure and vi) research on ocean-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks on global climate. It is desirable that the candidate’s research generate results that can be used by policy makers to enhance sustainable development of resources. The incumbent would participate in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in Environmental Sciences and offer courses on climate change and sustainability within their field of expertise.

Application: A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, oceanography, ecosystem science, sustainability science or a related discipline is required. Evaluation of applications will begin on January 11, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must include a vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and provide the names and addresses of at least 3 references. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, application materials must be submitted through . For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, application materials must be submitted through . Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Roya Bahreini, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside; [email protected] . For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Margi Burnett, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at [email protected] . Additional information about the Department of Environmental Sciences can be found at:

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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