Postdoctoral Scholar - Regional Climate Change Processes, UW Bothell

Employer
School of STEM, UW Bothell
Location
University of Washington Bothell
Closing date
Jan 8, 2022

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Discipline
Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD

Job Details

The University of Washington Bothell is accepting applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar. The successful applicant and will engage in research on Northwestern US climate change. The position is based at UW Bothell and is part of a team including researchers at the UW Seattle Atmospheric Sciences department. This NSF-funded project addresses several basic research questions using an ensemble of regional climate model projections for the Northwestern US. Specific project tasks include:

  • Analyze climate simulations from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) mesoscale atmospheric model to understand basic interactions in the coupled atmosphere-land system that control regional climate change.
  • Design and perform WRF model simulations to test hypotheses and expand the model ensemble.
  • Collaborate with other staff on analysis, model simulations, and data management.

The School of STEM is the largest school at UW Bothell, and we remain committed to attracting diverse faculty and staff who create an exceptional student experience in support of our core values of COLLABORATION, OPPORTUNITY, RIGOR, and ENGAGEMENT.  Our faculty are dynamic educators who engage in innovative, evidence-based pedagogies.  Seventy-five percent of UW Bothell faculty engage students as research collaborators, and we continue to develop community and industry partnerships to expand internship, capstone, and collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty. We offer twenty-three undergraduate and graduate degrees and eight minors across four Divisions (Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, Physical Sciences). The School is housed in several buildings on a vibrant campus collocated on a restored 100-acre wetland with an active salmon stream, including the 74,000 square-foot Discovery Hall teaching and laboratory facility, with a new 77,000 square-foot STEM building in collaboration with Cascadia College opening in Fall 2023.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 % of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. To learn more about our commitment to diversity click here.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan, Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

UW Bothell is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) that participates in the AANAPISI program.  This program provides grants and related assistance to enable MSI to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or foreign equivalent, earned within the last four years in Atmospheric Sciences or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience with climate system modeling or climate model analysis
  • Advanced programming skills for modeling, data analysis, and visualization in a Linux environment (e.g. Python, Matlab, Fortran)

Application Instructions - apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/97339

  • Provide a statement of relevant experience and if possible include expertise in one or more of the following areas; familiarity with regional climate change including climate dynamics, orographic processes and hydrologic processes. Please Include your earliest possible start date and full contact information.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diversity Statement
  • A list of three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled

No institutional funds are dedicated to the funding of this position. Funding is derived from extramural research awards. If you have further questions or need a disability accommodation, please contact Prof. Eric Salathé at uwbpsds@uw.edu.

Term of appointment:

The initial appointment will be for one year with possible extensions. Compensation for the position is competitive and post docs at the University of Washington are considered faculty and receive a full benefits package.  The Postdoctoral Scholar title is limited to five years, including postdoctoral experience(s) at UW and other institutions.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.

Company

The School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics combines all of the STEM fields in one academic area, allowing for cross-disciplinary training and project work. The School envisions being a leader in providing accessible, innovative, and effective education and research that promotes responsible engagement with our world and society. Our mission is to support and promote excellence in STEM research, scholarship, and education through commitment to our core values of collaboration, opportunity, rigor, and engagement. The School offers twelve undergraduate degrees and three graduate degrees within its four Divisions of Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, and Physical Sciences. The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.
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