The University of Manitoba invites applications for a professor of Arctic climate modelling. This full-time, tenured or tenure-track position will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The successful candidate will have a background and proven track record in one or more of the areas of numerical modelling of the Arctic ocean-cryosphere-atmosphere system, glacier freshwater-marine coupled modelling, terrestrial freshwater-marine coupled modelling, or climate change modelling with a particular emphasis on Arctic-midlatitude teleconnection research. Applicants with recognized expertise in the broad fields of Arctic system level modelling at the local, regional, or hemispheric scales and with coupled climate models are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position will have a significant proportion allocated to research in any one of the broad areas of Arctic system modelling in the specific subdiscipline of the candidate's specialization. The candidate will also be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their area of research. Service will also be required both within the University and through various professional and public organizations linked to the candidate's area of expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to play a major role in the various Arctic System Science and climate change projects led by the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba, including major new projects focused on freshwater-marine coupling with freshwater sources from glaciers and continental runoff; ocean acidification and carbon exchange processes; physical, biological, or chemical oceanography; Arctic-midlatitude teleconnections; and climate change.

The successful candidate must have a PhD and an aptitude for leading an independently organized and externally funded program in Arctic system science and climate change. Experience in mentoring graduate students, research associates, and undergraduate students would be an asset.

Application materials should include:

  • A cover letter outlining the candidate's qualification and how they fulfill the position’s criteria;
  • A curriculum vitae, including examples of significant research contributions;
  • A research statement that documents the candidate’s plans to develop an internationally competitive collaborative research program in collaboration with other academics in CEOS and elsewhere;
  • A teaching statement that documents the candidate's experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate's teaching philosophy; and
  • The names and contact information of three referees.

Applications should be submitted via email, in care of Sharon Kirsch, to , and addressed to: Feiyue Wang and Mark Hanson, Search Committee Co-Chairs, with reference to position #25515* in the subject heading.

Application deadline: 17 November 2019

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For questions, contact:

Sharon Kirsch
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Phone: 204-474-7162

Feiyue Wang
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