Tenure-track Assistant Professor on geophysical fluid dynamics, climate science, climate change, extreme events, ocean-atmosphere interactions. (F/M)

Hiring date
01/12/2022
Location
PSL
60 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
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Working environment and context

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and the Arts. Selective and committed to equal opportunity, it draws directly from current research to train researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and managers who are aware of their social responsibility, both individual and collective.   

With 2,900 researchers, 17,000 students, 140 laboratories and 10 incubators, fab labs and co-working spaces, PSL is a human-scale university. It ranks among the world’s top 50 universities according to the THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.

Hosting structure

PSL University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor on geophysical fluid dynamics, climate science, climate change, extreme events, ocean-atmosphere interactions.

 

General Context

PSL Assistant Professor in Climate Sciences. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Géosciences department, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique.

Environment and sustainable development is a central axis of PSL University, serving as a common thread for many of its joint actions, and coordinating all of the actions that already exist in several of its component institutions. This commitment is illustrated by the creation of the 'Earth Sciences and Biodiversity' graduate program (ENS-EPHE-Collège de France-Mines), the creation of the Sustainability Sciences' bachelor's degree in 2020, and the fact that this theme is at the heart of the ExcellencES project recently submitted by PSL. Among these flagship actions, the Sustainibility Sciences degree requires a strengthening of teaching resources, specifically on issues related to climate and ocean-atmosphere themes.

Within the ENS-PSL, which will carry the project, the Geosciences department concentrates research, teaching and training through research on climate-related issues (see below), while the CERES (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche sur l'Environnement et la Société), coordinates teaching and training through research on environment and society issues, at the scale of the entire ENS (involving the 15 departments, 7 scientific and 8 literary)

The future junior professor will be part of the Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology (LMD-ENS) for his or her research activity. The LMD has acquired a worldwide reputation for more than 50 years for its innovative work on geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) based on theoretical developments or idealized modeling. This has produced both innovative numerical methods and parameterizations for climate models as well as progress in the understanding of dynamic or transport phenomena in geophysical fluids. The climate modeling strategy of the LMD is part of the research federation of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (in particular within the Centre de Modélisation du Climat, supported by EUR-IPSL), a leading international group in the development of earth system models and in the production of climate simulations integrated in the IPCC reports. The research strategy of the LMD in geophysical fluid dynamics is based on a strong interaction with the teams of the Geology Laboratory of the ENS (geophysical fluid dynamics in the Earth's interior) within the Geosciences Department and with the teams of the Physics Laboratory of the ENS (experimental and theoretical approaches in fluid dynamics).

Teaching mission

The junior professor will participate in the teaching of the PSL Sustainability Sciences degree program. The themes taught by the future professor, related to the dynamics of the atmosphere, the ocean, and the functioning of the climate system as a whole, are at the heart of the scientific questions that underlie a large number of the sustainable development goals, and in particular the SDG 13, which concerns actions to combat climate change and its impacts. Eventually, the junior professor will be able to take responsibility for these themes within the framework of the PSL Sustainability Sciences degree. In addition, the junior professor will contribute to the teaching provided at ENS-PSL: the Geosciences Bachelor , the PSL Master on Earth and planetary sciences,

and within the framework of CERES (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche sur l'Environnement et la Société), on climate-society themes.

D'Andrea FABIO dandrea@lmd.ens.fr

Research mission

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique

Climate modelling, at global and/or regional scales, is currently facing new challenges, related to the representation of poorly known and poorly constrained processes (dynamics of extreme events, ocean-atmosphere interaction, oceanic mesoscale and submesoscale), or due to recurrent biases in modelling results linked to some well identified sources of error (cloud physics, role of aerosols and water vapour). ENS-PSL wishes to recruit a candidate who will develop new themes and conceptual frameworks at the interface between geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) approaches and the use of regional or global climate modeling. These GFD approaches may allow substantial advances in the representation of key phenomena and potentially reduce some of the recurrent model biases. This project will bridge across the main historical themes of the LMD-ENS, namely geophysical fluid dynamics and climate modeling, and is part of the DPAO (Dynamics of Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes) team. The ability of the candidates to fit into the collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment of the Geosciences Department of the ENS will also be a selection criterion, as well as the ability to develop and lead an innovative research group.

D'Andrea FABIO dandrea@lmd.ens.fr

Skills

Special requirements

Financial Support

On top of his/her salary, the junior professor will benefit from a 265k€ start-up package (including PhD student/postdoc salary and funding for equipment and travel).

 

Corresponding CNU section(s) : 37

 

Keywords :  Climatology, Meteorology, Oceanography

Non-discrimination, openness and transparency

PSL University is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion within its communities. We encourage applications from diverse profiles and we ensure to we will select via an open and transparent recruitment process.

University is an equal opportunity employer.

Hiring process

Selection procedure, interviews :

 

The evaluation will be carried out by a commission composed of internal and external experts. The composition of the committee will be made public before its work.

 

Candidates shortlisted by the committee (on the basis of the applications) will be invited to give:

 

  • A public seminar, open to all members of the QBio community, during which they will present their research and projects. They will also meet with various members of the community to discuss their research and teaching projects.

 

  • An interview with the selection committee, during which the candidate will present their CV and previous research and teaching activities, their research and teaching projects for the open position, followed by a discussion with the committee.

 

Evaluation criteria:

 

  • Excellence of the candidate, motivation, ability to supervise students
  • Quality and originality of the research and teaching projects
  • Integration of the project within the laboratory
  • Capacity to establish collaborative networks.
  • Adequacy of the means to the proposed project and capacity to raise additional funding.

Application process

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Candidates must prepare the following documents:

 

Once your documents are ready, they must be uploaded on the French-only Galaxie website, by 2 September 2022 at the latest:

https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp

 

A tutorial will shortly be available here, help with the upload process can be found at cpj@psl.eu.

 

For questions about the position, please contact Fabio D’Andrea: dandrea@lmd.ens.fr

 

For questions specific to the recruitment procedure, please contact cpj@psl.eu

 

Contact

Nacéra

BOUJNANE

Directrice des ressources humaines

https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp

07 50 15 93 16

Other information

Recherche principalAutre
Wage3444€
Position open to BOEs
Reference
CPJ-CLIMAT
Published on 20/07/2022
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor on geophysical fluid dynamics, climate science, climate change, extreme events, ocean-atmosphere interactions. (F/H)

Hiring date 01/12/2022 Location 60 rue Mazarine 75006 Paris
School PSL

Working environment and context

Located in the heart of Paris, PSL inspires dialog among and between all areas of knowledge, innovation, and creativity in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and the Arts. Selective and committed to equal opportunity, it draws directly from current research to train researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and managers who are aware of their social responsibility, both individual and collective.   

With 2,900 researchers, 17,000 students, 140 laboratories and 10 incubators, fab labs and co-working spaces, PSL is a human-scale university. It ranks among the world’s top 50 universities according to the THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings.

Hosting structure

PSL University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor on geophysical fluid dynamics, climate science, climate change, extreme events, ocean-atmosphere interactions.

 

General Context

PSL Assistant Professor in Climate Sciences. Ecole Normale Supérieure, Géosciences department, Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique.

Environment and sustainable development is a central axis of PSL University, serving as a common thread for many of its joint actions, and coordinating all of the actions that already exist in several of its component institutions. This commitment is illustrated by the creation of the 'Earth Sciences and Biodiversity' graduate program (ENS-EPHE-Collège de France-Mines), the creation of the Sustainability Sciences' bachelor's degree in 2020, and the fact that this theme is at the heart of the ExcellencES project recently submitted by PSL. Among these flagship actions, the Sustainibility Sciences degree requires a strengthening of teaching resources, specifically on issues related to climate and ocean-atmosphere themes.

Within the ENS-PSL, which will carry the project, the Geosciences department concentrates research, teaching and training through research on climate-related issues (see below), while the CERES (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche sur l'Environnement et la Société), coordinates teaching and training through research on environment and society issues, at the scale of the entire ENS (involving the 15 departments, 7 scientific and 8 literary)

The future junior professor will be part of the Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology (LMD-ENS) for his or her research activity. The LMD has acquired a worldwide reputation for more than 50 years for its innovative work on geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) based on theoretical developments or idealized modeling. This has produced both innovative numerical methods and parameterizations for climate models as well as progress in the understanding of dynamic or transport phenomena in geophysical fluids. The climate modeling strategy of the LMD is part of the research federation of the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (in particular within the Centre de Modélisation du Climat, supported by EUR-IPSL), a leading international group in the development of earth system models and in the production of climate simulations integrated in the IPCC reports. The research strategy of the LMD in geophysical fluid dynamics is based on a strong interaction with the teams of the Geology Laboratory of the ENS (geophysical fluid dynamics in the Earth's interior) within the Geosciences Department and with the teams of the Physics Laboratory of the ENS (experimental and theoretical approaches in fluid dynamics).

Teaching mission

The junior professor will participate in the teaching of the PSL Sustainability Sciences degree program. The themes taught by the future professor, related to the dynamics of the atmosphere, the ocean, and the functioning of the climate system as a whole, are at the heart of the scientific questions that underlie a large number of the sustainable development goals, and in particular the SDG 13, which concerns actions to combat climate change and its impacts. Eventually, the junior professor will be able to take responsibility for these themes within the framework of the PSL Sustainability Sciences degree. In addition, the junior professor will contribute to the teaching provided at ENS-PSL: the Geosciences Bachelor , the PSL Master on Earth and planetary sciences,

and within the framework of CERES (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche sur l'Environnement et la Société), on climate-society themes.

D'Andrea FABIO dandrea@lmd.ens.fr

Research mission

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique

Climate modelling, at global and/or regional scales, is currently facing new challenges, related to the representation of poorly known and poorly constrained processes (dynamics of extreme events, ocean-atmosphere interaction, oceanic mesoscale and submesoscale), or due to recurrent biases in modelling results linked to some well identified sources of error (cloud physics, role of aerosols and water vapour). ENS-PSL wishes to recruit a candidate who will develop new themes and conceptual frameworks at the interface between geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) approaches and the use of regional or global climate modeling. These GFD approaches may allow substantial advances in the representation of key phenomena and potentially reduce some of the recurrent model biases. This project will bridge across the main historical themes of the LMD-ENS, namely geophysical fluid dynamics and climate modeling, and is part of the DPAO (Dynamics of Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes) team. The ability of the candidates to fit into the collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment of the Geosciences Department of the ENS will also be a selection criterion, as well as the ability to develop and lead an innovative research group.

D'Andrea FABIO dandrea@lmd.ens.fr

Skills

Special requirements

Financial Support

On top of his/her salary, the junior professor will benefit from a 265k€ start-up package (including PhD student/postdoc salary and funding for equipment and travel).

 

Corresponding CNU section(s) : 37

 

Keywords :  Climatology, Meteorology, Oceanography

Non discrimination, ouverture et transparence

L'Université PSL s’engage à soutenir et promouvoir l’égalité, la diversité et l’inclusion au sein de ses communautés. Nous encourageons les candidatures issues de profils variés, que nous veillerons à sélectionner via un processus de recrutement ouvert et transparent.

Hiring process

Selection procedure, interviews :

 

The evaluation will be carried out by a commission composed of internal and external experts. The composition of the committee will be made public before its work.

 

Candidates shortlisted by the committee (on the basis of the applications) will be invited to give:

 

  • A public seminar, open to all members of the QBio community, during which they will present their research and projects. They will also meet with various members of the community to discuss their research and teaching projects.

 

  • An interview with the selection committee, during which the candidate will present their CV and previous research and teaching activities, their research and teaching projects for the open position, followed by a discussion with the committee.

 

Evaluation criteria:

 

  • Excellence of the candidate, motivation, ability to supervise students
  • Quality and originality of the research and teaching projects
  • Integration of the project within the laboratory
  • Capacity to establish collaborative networks.
  • Adequacy of the means to the proposed project and capacity to raise additional funding.

Application process

 

HOW TO APPLY:

 

Candidates must prepare the following documents:

 

Once your documents are ready, they must be uploaded on the French-only Galaxie website, by 2 September 2022 at the latest:

https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp

 

A tutorial will shortly be available here, help with the upload process can be found at cpj@psl.eu.

 

For questions about the position, please contact Fabio D’Andrea: dandrea@lmd.ens.fr

 

For questions specific to the recruitment procedure, please contact cpj@psl.eu

 

Contact

Nacéra BOUJNANE

Directrice des ressources humaines

https://galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/astree/index.jsp

07 50 15 93 16

Other information

Recherche principal : Autre Recherche secondaire : Autre
Wage : 3444€
Position open to BOEs Reference

CPJ-CLIMAT

Published on 20/07/2022

Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres)