Three Positions Available: Professor of Physical Glaciology, Research Scientist in Sea Ice Geophysics, and Exhibit Volunteers at the Smithsonian

Date: 
16 May 2017

1. Assistant/Associate Professor Position
Physical Glaciology
Climate Science Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences
University of Maine
Orono, Maine

2. Research Scientist
Sea Ice Geophysics
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromso, Norway

3. Exhibit Volunteer
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C.

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1. Assistant/Associate Professor Position
Physical Glaciology
Climate Science Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences
University of Maine
Orono, Maine

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:
http://tinyurl.com/Physical-Glaciology-Univ-Maine.

For questions, contact:
Karl Kreutz
Email: karl.kreutz@maine.edu

University of Maine
Email: um.glaciologysearch@maine.edu

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2. Research Scientist
Sea Ice Geophysics
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromso, Norway

The Norwegian Polar Institute announces a call for applications for a
research scientist in sea ice geophysics, with a focus on numerical
process modeling and data analysis. This permanent position will located
in the Institute's Research Department, Section for Oceans and Sea Ice
in Tromso, Norway.

Application deadline: 23 June 2017.

The successful candidate will contribute to the operation and
improvement of the long-term sea ice observing system in Fram Strait,
including analysis of the sea ice thickness time series, and increase
understanding of key processes related to sea ice mass and energy
balance by improving parameterizations in numerical models.

This position will be responsible for upward looking sonar (ULS) data
analysis and development of the program and will be expected to develop
and conduct process studies using numerical modeling to improve the
understanding of thermodynamics and dynamics of Arctic sea ice. Modeling
work will be integrated with observational data to support and
strengthen ongoing research activities in the group. Collaboration with
scientists in other disciplines is expected.

Qualifications for this position include:

- A PhD in sea ice research, geophysics, mathematics, oceanography, or
relevant field;
- Strong scientific understanding on Arctic sea ice processes,
especially mass and surface energy balance;
- Experience with analysis of corresponding observational data;
- Experience with one-dimensional thermodynamic sea ice models, regional
ice-ocean modeling, sea ice process modeling, and time series analysis;
and
- Good written and spoken communication skills in English.

Numerical modeling skills are essential and field experience on sea ice
is desirable. The applicant's publication record and ability to attain
external funding will be taken into consideration.

Communication skills in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language are an
asset.

Applications must include details of relevant qualifications and
experience, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and the names of
at least three references. Do not include copies of articles or other
work in the application, but note that it may be requested later in the
process.

To apply, submit application materials electronically at:
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en.

For a full positions description and to apply, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/Sea-Ice-Geophysics-Position.

For questions, contact:
Sebastian Gerland
Email: gerland@npolar.no

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3. Exhibit Volunteer
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History announces
a call for applications for volunteers for the "Narwhal: Revealing an
Arctic Legend" and Sant Ocean Hall exhibits in Washington, D.C.

Application deadline: 1 September 2017.

Volunteers will learn directly from Smithsonian scientists, who have
discovered new species in the ocean and uncovered scientific mysteries
about the narwhal, and gain experience communicating the importance of
the ocean and Arctic to visitors.

Topics include narwhal biology, Inuit culture, the effects of climate
change in the Arctic, biodiversity in the ocean, fossil records of
marine life, and human's impact on the ocean.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, possess good oral
communication skills, and enjoy interacting with diverse audiences.
Volunteers must also be able to commit to eight hours a week for at
least one year of volunteer service, complete a background check, and
attend all training and volunteer orientation classes.

Training session include:

- A three-hour museum orientation session;
- Three training sessions on 9 September, 23 September, and 30 September
2017; and
- Two evening sessions on 13 September and 21 September 2017.

For a full position description and to apply, go to:
http://tinyurl.com/Smithsonian-Narwhal-Volunteer.

For questions, contact:
Ellen Spooner
Email: SpoonerE@si.edu
Phone: 202-633-1123

National Museum of Natural History
Email: NMNHVolunteer@si.edu
Phone: 202-633-1083

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