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Assistant Professor in Earth-Surface Process Modeling, University of Colorado


The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) at the University of Colorado invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Computational Earth-Surface Process Modeling, with an August 2019 start. CSDMS is an NSF-sponsored facility that supports modeling and prediction of erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment in landscapes and sedimentary basins over a broad range of environments and time and space scales. The candidate will join a team at INSTAAR at the University of Colorado, Boulder, responsible for promoting the growth of CSDMS by developing multidisciplinary and international collaboration in support of earth surface processes modeling. We seek a scientist who takes advantage of new opportunities in computing and remote sensing to advance understanding of landscape, coastal, and/or seascape geomorphology and sediment dynamics. Disciplinary areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: modeling of terrestrial, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine processes; use of high-resolution topographic data to test process models; earth surface interactions with the climate system; modeling human impacts; high-performance computing; and community scientific software development.

CSDMS is hosted at INSTAAR. The new assistant professor would be rostered in the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and also become a tenure-track professor in one of INSTAAR’s affiliated academic departments and programs that best suits their training and interests (Geological Sciences; Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering; Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences; Computer Science).

A strong commitment to teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to outreach activities, is expected. The candidate is expected to engage in development of coursework in his or her area of research expertise, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in the home department. Incorporation of computing skills in undergraduate and graduate curricula is desirable.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in geosciences, engineering, or related field at the time of appointment. We seek a strong team player with excellent communication and networking skills, who is focused on achieving multidisciplinary research goals. We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to CSDMS and the University of Colorado campus community.

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