Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium – Executive Director
UVic invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium to take office on July 1, 2023 or as soon thereafter as possible.
Established in 2005, PCIC’s mission is to translate, create and deliver authoritative quantitative information about the climate of our region, including its historical and future variability and change, and to assist users of that information in understanding the impacts of climate variability and change. PCIC works with its stakeholders and users to understand how climate information contributes to their decision-making objectives within the limits of its reliability, identify approaches by which reliable information can be obtained, and subsequently provide that information. A core element of this mission is basic research on regional climate change and its impacts. PCIC also thinks strategically on future climate service demands and in so doing creates new areas of applied research.
PCIC serves its users by delivering regional climate information in a comprehensive way. Modes of service delivery include a range of data and information portals and electronic tools made freely available on the web, direct delivery to users via user-commissioned projects, co-development of services and information with users, user training and education activities, and the publication of research, reports, and other materials.
The Director leads the Consortium and provides overall management so PCIC can fulfil its mission to create, deliver, and maintain of a range of high-quality climate services that respond to the user needs both to stakeholders across the province of BC and beyond. The ideal candidate will be an experienced researcher and leader of interdisciplinary teams and an internationally recognized and respected expert in climate science or related discipline. The successful candidate will also possess a strong track record of collaboration and innovation, and delivery of climate products and services to meet stakeholder needs. A faculty position or academic affiliation may be possible for candidates with the appropriate experience and background.
The PCIC search committee is partnering with the search firm Perrett Laver for this appointment. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 6148. The closing date for applications is December 16th, 2022, 12:00pm PDT. The committee will begin reviewing applications in early January 2023.
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