Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Cryospheric Physics

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Position Title Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Cryospheric Physics External Link to Posting 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.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

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

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

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. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Applicant Instructions 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 10/01/2018 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 Applicant Documents Required Documents
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    Posted: 3/14/2019
    Application Due: 5/9/2019
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