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Tsinghua University (Beijing, China, 100084), Department of Earth System Science with a focus on global change issues, an emphasis to integrate related natural science and social science disciplines, invites applications for tenure track or tenured positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. The positions will be available starting as soon as can be mutually agreed and will remain open until filled.

Applicants should have expertise in related fields. Successful candidates will develop independent research that complements existing strengths. Each appointee will be expected to develop a program of research in one or more of the following areas with more detailed descriptions found in http://www.dess.tsinghua.edu.cn:

(1) Faculty Positions in Earth System Observation

1. Land change science

Multisource Earth observation data fusion, specific land cover and land use change monitoring and modeling, driving mechanism of land change from local to global scale, and provision of input data and modeling module for Earth system model development.

2. Theory and Application of Radiation Transmission in Earth System

The basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the propagation process of electromagnetic waves in the earth system, remote sensing sensors and their imaging principles and applications, radiation transmission equations and parameterization schemes, etc.

(2) Faculty Positions in Earth System Processes

1. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics/Climate System Dynamics

The natural fluid behavior on the earth and other planets, the forced dissipation nonlinear system dynamics, the coupling interaction between the various layers of the earth system and the boundary layer theory, the dynamics and predictability of weather/climate extreme events, etc.

2. Atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric environment

Impact of anthropogenic activities on the atmospheric composition, atmospheric process and its coupling with earth system, interaction and co-governance of climate change and atmospheric environment.

(3) Faculty Positions in Earth System Model

1. Terrestrial biogeochemistry

Understanding the biogeochemical mechanisms of element movements and their impacts on the environment and human health. Developing biogeochemical modeling and predicting capacities in global agricultural systems, especially on carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous and water. Evaluating environmentally safe boundaries, supporting sustainable development policymaking and global change economy.

2. Marine Biogeochemical Processes

Development and application of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical modeling; the coupling of marine biogeochemical cycles among various components in Earth system models and its impacts; response and feedback of marine biogeochemical processes to climate change.

3. Big Data for Earth System Science

Research on the theory and methods of big data integration in earth system science, the information mining and knowledge discovery of big data in earth system science, and the development and prediction of earth system models based on artificial intelligence technology.

4. Development and improvement of Earth System model

Dynamic core development for the next generation global atmospheric and ocean models. Development of new Earth System component models, such as ice sheet model. Coupling and feedback among different component models and scientific understanding of the working mechanism of the whole Earth system. Evaluation, diagnosis and improvement of key physical/biogeochemical processes of the model; improve the overall model performance via identification, understanding and better representation of these key processes.

(4) Faculty Positions in Earth System Management

1. Migration ecology of birds

Conduct research on theories and practices of ecology, behavior, and conservation of migratory birds, construct the network of field research stations for migratory birds and their habitats.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field appropriate for the research area, and have a passion for education. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate lecture-laboratory course or the development of a graduate course in an area consistent with the individual's area of interest and Department needs. Applicants should be the level of Top 20 World Rank University or Major, in earth system science.

The appointments will be for 9 months with salary (between 200,000 to 800,000 RMB) commensurate with experience and qualifications. Tsinghua University will provide apartment in campus, Enrolment of children. Department will support applicants to apply support project.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting: (1) a cover letter stating research and teaching interests and job requirements, CV with a list of publications; (2) 3-5 representative research papers; (3) copies of certificates for patents, current position held, and highest degree; (4) 3 letters of recommendation in English; (5) a passport-type photo.

Please send the above materials to dess@tsinghua.edu.cn. The recruitment is valid for a long time. Contact: Mr. Liu Yuanzheng; Contact number: 86-10-62772750


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