Research Assistant or Research Associate Professor – University of Maryland

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July 30, 2011

Title: Research Assistant or Research Associate Professor

Research Assistant Professor or Research Associate Professor, commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland Department of Geography, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Biospheric Science Branch, and PNNL Joint Global Change Research Institute are seeking a Project Scientist for a new joint initiative on integrated models and observations of land surface dynamics and carbon. Reporting to a senior cross-institutional advisory committee, the Project Scientist will play a key role in the strategic development of the initiative, manage day-to-day operations, and catalyze the interdisciplinary integration and synthesis of its state-of-the art activities. The successful candidate will also be expected to conduct advanced research that contributes to one or more of the initiatives core integrated research themes: Global Forest Structure, Land-Use Data Initiative, Airborne Instrument Products Cal/Val, and Integrated Model Development. The position will involve advanced scientific research, interdisciplinary syntheses, strategic planning, project management and outreach, as well as various other tasks as required for the smooth functioning of large research projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree is required in Earth system science, computational science, or a related area. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience, preferably 2 or more years. We are seeking the most outstanding candidates, with a track record of publications and awarded grants appropriate to rank. Applicants at the Research Associate Professor level should have a strong established funding and publication record. Prior experience should demonstrate the ability to assist in maintaining relationships with collaborators and to participate as a member of a research team.

To Apply: For best consideration, submit letter of application and a resume with the names and telephone numbers of three references to by August 15, 2011. Search will continue until suitable candidate is appointed. Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department may be obtained from the address above and can be found at

Additional Salary Information: Salary: Commensurate with experience

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