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Buckley-Glavish Professor of Climate Physics

University of Auckland, New Zealand - Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Location: Auckland - New Zealand
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st August 2018
Closes: 30th September 2018
Job Ref: 20044

The Department of Physics at the University of Auckland invites applications for the endowed Buckley-Glavish Professorship of Climate Physics. We are seeking a scientist with a worldwide reputation to play a leading role in climate physics at the University of Auckland, and to build national and international collaborations and networks in the field.

The University of Auckland supports climate science in both the Department of Physics and the School of Environment, and delivers climate-related teaching in the undergraduate Geophysics, Physics and Earth Science majors. Current climate research in the Department of Physics focuses on theoretical climate dynamics. We welcome applicants in any area of climate research, but we are particularly interested in possible appointments that have synergy with existing areas of strength.

Significant national high performance computing resources are available to University of Auckland researchers, along with access to sites where field research can be conducted, and New Zealand maintains a significant Antarctic research programme. In addition, the University is creating a Space Systems Institute, which will support research related to Earth observation and novel space-based instrumentation.

The Department of Physics has recently undertaken a major, multi-year review of pedagogy and curriculum with the goal of providing a truly superb undergraduate experience in physics and geophysics. The Buckley-Glavish Professor will contribute to the overall teaching programme in the Department of Physics, with a particular focus on climate.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand and ranked among the top 90 science faculties worldwide by the QS World University Rankings. The University is situated in central Auckland, which is regularly rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students. It provides on-site early childhood centres for infants and pre-school children and has parental leave and flexible work policies supporting a balance between work, life, family and caring responsibilities. We particularly invite and encourage applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the physical sciences.

Applicants should provide a current CV, the names of three referees, a summary of their research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

For any enquires, please send to Prof Richard Easther,

Applications close: 30 September 2018 (Sunday) 

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