Assistant Professorship in Computational Earth-Surface Process Modeling at CU Boulder

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.

For further information and to apply: