Description
The University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Assistant Professor in the area of Climate Systems Engineering. Appointment will be made in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. The University is building a world-leading Climate Systems Engineering initiative with multiple academic hires addressing solar geoengineering, open-system carbon removal such as enhanced weathering, and interventions to limit loss of glacial ice.

The Research Assistant Professor will engage in translational research that impacts the development and governance of climate engineering technologies in the public interest under the guidance of the faculty comprising the Executive Committee of the Climate Systems Engineering initiative. The position is full-time, benefits eligible with an initial term of up to three years, renewable. This is a career-track position with possibility for promotion. Expected start date is in academic year 2024-2025.

Qualifications
Required:

  • A Ph.D. in earth and environmental sciences or related field at the start of appointment.
  • A minimum of two years of related experience beyond Ph.D. training.

Preferred:

  • Proven ability to do high-impact translational research.
  • Proven track record of collaboration beyond Ph.D. discipline.

Application Instructions

The following materials are required:

  • CV, including publication list.
  • A research statement (up to five pages) describing plans for research–including translational research–that will impact the development and governance of climate engineering technologies in the public interest.
  • Three confidential letters of reference.

Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Jobs website: apply.interfolio.com/140320. Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2024 and will continue until all positions are filled.

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