Panelists will draw from their own research and practical expertise to offer insight into the needs and directions of future UGEC research and science-policy-practice linkages, particularly addressing the role of young scholars and students interested in urbanization and sustainability issues.
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The Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) was established in 1992 and now has 19 ratified members/countries. A scientific agenda is outlined for studies in several areas: understanding climate variability in the Americas; comparative studies of ecosystems, biodiversity, land use, and water resources in the Americas; changes in the composition of the atmosphere, oceans, and fresh waters; and integrated assessment, human dimensions, and applications.
The IAI’s executive director is elected by a two-thirds majority of the Conference of the Parties (CoP), the principal policy-making organ of the IAI. The executive director is responsible for preparing IAI long-range plans and financial policies; proposing the annual work program and budget; designing and implementing fund-raising strategies; implementing on a day-to-day basis those financial policies and elements of the annual work program and budget, which are approved by the CoP; acting (in an ex-officio capacity) as Secretary of the CoP and other IAI executive and scientific organs; promoting and representing the IAI; and ensuring the continued participation of member countries in IAI meetings and activities as well as promoting the compliance of their financial commitments. The executive director manages the executive directorate, located on the Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU) in Montevideo, Uruguay, and its staff and related facilities.
Interested applicants should submit these materials to their official IAI country representatives by December 1, 2015
The Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in remote sensing, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek candidates that build upon and expand our existing remote sensing group, which is focused in the optical domain. We welcome applicants with expertise in any domain of remote sensing, but encourage applications from candidates with expertise in active or passive microwave, InSAR, LiDAR, thermal, or hyperspectral remote sensing, including airborne remote sensing from aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles. The scientific focus for this position is open, and includes any thematic area related to physical, chemical or biological function of the earth system, including processes in oceans, the atmosphere, or on land. We particularly welcome candidates whose expertise complements our growing program in climate change science. Opportunities exist for collaboration in many domains, including land change science, natural resource management, crustal and land surface processes, terrestrial ecology, hydrology, and marine sciences.
Assistant Professor: Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
The Department of Earth & Environment invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position focusing on the nexus of human activity and global change, beginning on July 1, 2016. We seek a social scientist whose research and teaching apply theory and methods to enhance understanding of the coupling between human and natural systems typified by the energy-water-land nexus and the climate-water-agriculture nexus. Our interest is in scholars who are rigorously quantitative and who can integrate additional qualitative or mixed-methods approaches into their research. We are particularly looking for demonstrated potential for interdisciplinary collaboration—particularly with natural scientists—and complementarity with the department’s strengths in energy and environmental analysis, integrated assessment modeling, remote sensing and GIS, and biogeosciences.