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Doctoral Scholar (Geography)

Company: Portland State University
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Please see Special Instructions for more details. References will only be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for this position. Position Announcement Proposed Start Date 03/29/2021 Rank N - No Rank Working Title Position Number D90948 Representation UU - Unclassified Unrepresented Faculty Type Post-Doc Researcher Fixed Term End Date: Position FTE 1.0 Term of Service 12 month Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept Portland State University is Oregon's most affordable public research university, located in the heart of one of America's most dynamic cities. Our mission to "let knowledge serve the city" reflects our dedication to turning ideas into action - in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners. More than 27,000 students from all backgrounds bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement and innovation. The Department of Geography, in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, offers undergraduate and master's degrees in Geography, undergraduate minors in Geography, GIS , and Water Resources, a Graduate Certificate in GIS , and a joint Ph.D. in Earth, Environment, and Society through the School of the Environment. The Department houses two research centers (Center for Geography Education in Oregon and Center for Spatial Analysis and Research) and four research labs (Climate Science Lab, Geomorphology and Soils Lab, Global Environmental Change Lab, and Hydrology and Water Resources Lab) for quality instruction, research, and outreach. For more information please CLICK HERE Position Summary The Post Doctoral Scholar supports multiple projects with goals related to atmospheric rivers, flooding, and compound natural disasters in the Western United States. Primary responsibilities will be to evaluate model accuracy; identify extremes and compound events; and perform simulations to understand the link between physical processes and extremes in a regional high-resolution joint forecast / reanalysis system. You will develop hypothesis-driven studies to address one or more of the above goals and will lead peer-reviewed papers describing your findings. You will have the opportunity to work with a team of researchers at multiple universities, including leaders in the fields of atmospheric rivers and heavy precipitation, statistical and dynamical downscaling, and Western North American climate. You will be asked to present your findings to stakeholders including federal and state agencies during project workshops and to the scientific community at-large during major US conferences. Primary Activity R - Research Minimum Qualifications --- PhD in atmospheric science, meteorology, hydrology, applied mathematics or similar field
--- Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a demonstrated publication record in peer-reviewed journals
--- Expertise demonstrated through research performed in one or more of the following areas
o Statistical analysis of extremes in large climate datasets
o Physics-based evaluation of cloud and precipitation processes
o Quantitative verification of model forecasts, analyses, or projections
o Design and execution of model-based experiments
--- Experience running open-source weather and climate models Preferred Qualifications --- Experience writing competitive grant proposals
--- Experience developing codebase for weather and climate models
--- Experience coding with Fortran, Python, R, Matlab or NCL
--- Comfort working with datasets distributed across multiple remote Linux platforms

  • Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
  • Function and communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seek opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adhere to all of PSU's policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct. Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals. Professional Standards of Conduct At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at www.pdx.edu/hr/professional-standards-conduct. Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $52,704. The starting salary may be negotiable above this rate, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring department, and approval from HR. PSU's excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities. Writing Sample to include one of:
    o A submitted or published peer-reviewed manuscript indicating the applicant as first-author.
    o A chapter of the applicant's thesis or dissertation with written approval from the applicant's advisor indicating that the research is ABD . References will only be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for this position. Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? No Background Check Required Yes If you have questions Please contact Dr. Andrew Martin, anmarti2@pdx.edu Posting Close Date Projected Close Date for Posting Application screening begins 12/28/2020 Will you consider an ABD applicant for this position? No If yes, when must the degree be earned? Not applicable If necessary, would you be willing to sponsor the succcessful applicant for permanent US residence, now or in the future? No Reference Requests Accept References Yes Minimum Number of References 3 Maximum Number of References 3 Cutoff Date Special Instruction for Reference Provider Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • * Please name the specific field/discipline in which you received your doctoral degree. (Open Ended Question)
      • * How did you first find out about this position?
        • PSU website
        • Indeed
        • Chronicle of Higher Education
        • Higher Ed Jobs
        • HERCJobs
        • Referral
        • Professional Listserv- please specify in comment box in the next question
        • Professional Journal- please specify in comment box in the next question
        • Other- please specify in comment box in the next question Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Portland State University, Portland , Doctoral Scholar (Geography), Other , Portland, Oregon

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