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  • Atmospheric Science
  • Director of Colorado Climate Center ─ Internal Search
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    The Department of Atmospheric Science is seeking an outstanding CSU tenured faculty member to serve as Director of the Colorado Climate Center.  The Director will provide scientific and managerial leadership to the Climate Center and oversee it’s professional staff as they collect, analyze, investigate, interpret and communicate the complex and highly variable climate of Colorado – including the status, hazard and risks associated with drought, severe weather, and climate variability – to the people of Colorado and beyond.
    This is a part-time position that will be coordinated with other duties and responsibilities of the incumbent. A partial buyout of teaching responsibilities will be negotiated with the candidate’s home department.
    The Colorado Climate Center was established by the state in 1974, through the Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station, to provide information and expertise on Colorado's complex climate. Through its threefold program of Climate Monitoring (data acquisition, analysis, and archiving), Climate Research and Climate Services, the Center is responding to many climate related questions and problems affecting the state today.  
    The Colorado Climate Center (CCC) Director will oversee professional CCC staff members in meeting the unit’s mission to research, monitor, and communicate to the public the complexities of Colorado’s climate.  The Director will provide leadership within the State of Colorado and nationally on issues related to the state’s climate through service as the State Climatologist.  The Director will select and supervise an Associate State Climatologist who will assist him/her in climate outreach efforts to stakeholder groups across the state.  The Director will also be responsible for stimulating and overseeing a robust, externally funded research program involving center staff and graduate students.
    The Director must be a skilled and motivated communicator, utilizing writing, speaking, social media, and other forms of communication, as the director will have frequent opportunities to share climate information and expertise with a wide range of audiences from scientists, academics and students to agribusiness leaders and other business practitioners, resource managers, public officials, policy makers, media and the general public. The individual in this position also must have a keen appreciation for the complexities and costly impacts of drought and the challenges of maintaining healthy ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, healthy small communities and large cities in our semiarid and drought-prone region of the country.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Education Research Associate
    Full details Position Summary
    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is hiring a full-time, NSF-funded, annual-contract Engineering Education Research Associate, to be converted to Research Scientist upon completion of PhD, to conduct Engineering Education research focused on the design, implementation, transfer and assessment of curriculum and training to produce inclusive climates in colleges of engineering. The position is based at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO and will involve collaboration with researchers at West Virginia University, the University of Denver, and a fourth institution to be determined.  For more information on the project,
  • Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
  • Data Assimilation Intern (17-103)
    Full details Position Summary
    The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill 2-3 internship positions as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) award intended to increase the number of experts in the field of data assimilation.  The internships, two located at CIRA in Fort Collins, Colorado, and one located at the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, CO, will have a duration of one year and will cover both theoretical and practical training. The individuals in these positions will be members of the CIRA Data Assimilation group and will learn how to use several models and cutting-edge data assimilation techniques used operationally at NOAA. Specifically, each intern will begin training by learning the basic theory and applications of data assimilation through supervised instruction and hands-on practice. After the initial training period, each intern will use his/her knowledge to work on applied, NOAA-sponsored, relevant data assimilation problems that are jointly selected by a NOAA Lab and the intern.
  • OMAO Learning Management System Administrator
    Full details Position Summary
    The individual in this position supports the OMAO Learning Officer/Office to administer the learning management system and provide administrative support to resident courses, up to 3 courses per year.  He/She will report to the CIRA Associate Director.