Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Cryospheric Physics

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Position Title: Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Cryospheric
Physics Department: Physics Physical Oceanography - 32371
Vacancy: Number E255
Position Number: 1517
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
Performing research on sea ice and land ice physics and ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions, using theory, idealized and comprehensive models, as well as in-situ and remote-sensing observations. The successful applicant will be involved in research projects related to the observed expansion of the Southern Ocean sea ice cover during recent decades, investigating methods to reduce the uncertainty in projections of Arctic sea ice retreat during the coming century, understanding the decay and climate impact of icebergs, calving and ice-ocean interactions at tidewater glaciers and ice shelves, etc. The research will make use of mathematical and physical analyses of idealized models of the atmosphere-ocean-sea ice system and more comprehensive climate models, as well as drawing on observations. See for further details.
The Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics performs competent conduct of research in the appropriate area of expertise culminating in one or more peer reviewed journal articles. Expectations include performing research, preparing reports, and writing articles for publication. This position interacts with the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography, Center for Marine Sciences, and various units within Business Affairs, and Academic Affairs and other UNCW departments as needed for project management initiatives. Reports to an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography.

Minimum Requirements:
• Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physical Oceanography, Ocean Sciences, or a related discipline. ABD’s will be considered if the degree will be conferred by June 30, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong mathematical skills and experience with climate or ice models is desirable.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The primary purpose of the Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography is to provide instruction through course offerings and degree programs, to provide new knowledge through faculty and graduate student research, to utilize faculty expertise to provide professional services to the university and public and to promote faculty development by providing opportunities and professional growth. In support of their primary purpose, the department engages in personnel management, staff development, student advising, administrative and budget management. The departmental office staff provides clerical and administrative support for both departments.
A Chair who reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences leads this department.
The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography is committed to excellence in teaching, research, individual achievement, and services to local and global communities as means for accomplishing these ends. A student-centered philosophy is considered essential to the accomplishment of departmental goals, with a commitment to extensive interaction between students and faculty.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Time-limited
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions: 06/30/2020
Job Posting Date: 04/05/2018
Priority Consideration Date: 05/03/2018
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Dr. Till Wagner




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Job No: E255
Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 5/5/2018
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