Monthly Archives: September 2012

Job Announcement: Assistant Direcctor/Instructor for OLIS at University of Oregon

 

Job Announcement for Assistant Director/Instructor 

Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) at the University of Oregon
The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) program in the Planning, Public Policy and Management Department is seeking applicants for a 12 month fixed term instructor position at the 80% level beginning winter quarter, 2013. There is the possibility that the FTE may increase in the future, depending upon need, funding and performance.  The position will be responsible for the leadership component of the program and must be able to teach various graduate sustainability courses. The position is also responsible for recruitment, advising, program development and administrative support for OLIS. Minimum qualifications include a masters degree in planning, landscape architecture, geography, political science, environmental studies or a related field as well as one year teaching and/or professional experience. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Further information about the position can be found at the UO Jobs web page at http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT for APEC Climate Center YOUNG SCIENTIST SUPPORT PROGRAM 2013

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APEC Climate Center (APCC) located in Busan, South Korea, aims at realizing the APEC vision of regional prosperity by providing climate information services and technical support for better sectoral planning and reduction of economic losses due to adverse climatic conditions. APCC produces real-time operational climate prediction information based on a well-validated multimodel ensemble system with contributions from over 17 institutes in the APEC region. APCC contributes to enhancing capacity-building in the prediction and monitoring of weather and climate in the Asia-Pacific region by making available high-cost climate data and information. Countries without the capacity to produce climate predictions are able to access optimized, high-cost global climate predictions produced by APCC. Please visit the APCC website for further information about APCC at http://www.apcc21.org.

APCC is seeking qualified young scientists as short-term visiting scientists from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and research institutes in developing countries.

APCC will give the opportunity to conduct research at APCC providing APCC’s data, equipment and support from APCC scientists and staff. The young scientists are expected to conduct research on the following themes and to facilitate exchange between their home institution and APCC.

APCC is accepting proposals on the following themes:
• Climate prediction and monitoring of intraseasonal time scales
• Climate change and impact assessments
• Climate informatics and applications to sectors (i.e. hydrology, agriculture, emergency preparedness, etc.)

Location: APEC Climate Center, Busan, Korea

Period of Appointment: Up to three months starting in January and ending in September 2013 (It can be extended depending on the research topic.)

Financial Support: Round-trip airfare and salary (net salary is 2,500,000 KRW per month and accommodation and per diem are included in the salary)

Qualification
– Age: Under 40 years old
– Degree: Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Statistics, Earth

Sciences, or other related majors
– Language: Good oral and written communication skills in English

Duties and Responsibilities
– To conduct research which is approved by APCC as a full-time staff member
– To submit a final report before completing your research at APCC

Documents to be submitted via e-mail
– Recommendation letter from a supervisor
– Cover letter with a brief description of professional experience and interests
– Detailed research plan including needed data from APCC for research
– Application form (use the attached form)
– Curriculum vitae with list of publications/scientific outreach work

Due Date: 12 October 2012
– Successful candidates will be given notice by 30 days after the due date.

CONTACT
Ms. Sooyang Joo
Address: APEC Climate Center, 12, Centum 7-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 612-020 Republic of Korea
E-mail: syjoo@apcc21.org
Website: www.apcc21.org 
Tel: +82 51 745 3925 
Fax: +82 51 745 3949 

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Invitation to UTZON Lecture Series at UNSW Kensington Campus

 

 

 

ENVISIONING LOW CARBON CITIES: Challenges & Opportunities” by Professor Deo Prasad (CEO of Low Carbon Living Limited)
www.lowcarbonlivingaustralia.com/au

Wednesday 19 September 2012
Refreshment: 06.00-06.45 pm at Foyer of Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
Lecture: 07.00- 08.30 pm
Venue: Ground Floor, Chemical Sciences Building UNSW KensingtonLower Campus
Lecture Theatre (building coordinate M17 in the UNSW map)
Chemical Sciences, UNSW Kensington Lower Campus

Please RSVP to utzonlecture@unsw.edu.au or Phone 02- 9385 4800 the organizing event.
Link to the flyer:  http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=3c00afd981293377be6e73483&id=4b3606f93a&e=624e425996.

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