Job Opportunities (permanent) – 14.10.15

Senior Lecturer (Quaternary Sciences), Lund University, Sweden. DEADLINE: 13.11.15. More info:

Tenure Track (Aqueous & Environmental Geochemistry), University of Massachusetts, USA. DEADLINE: 16.11.15. More info:

Tenure Track Faculty Post (Climate Dynamics), University of Colorado Boulder. Review begins: 15.11.15. Full details:

Tenure-track position (Environmental Change, Sustainability and Resilience), Concordia University, Canada. DEADLINE: 15.11.15. Full details:

Prof/Assoc Prof/Senior Lecturer (Archaeology), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. DEADLINE: 23.10.15. Full details:

Assist/Assoc. Prof (Climate Data Analytics/Atmospheric Sciences), Ohio State University, USA. DEADLINE: 01.05.16. More info:

Assistant Prof. (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. DEADLINE: 01.11.15. More info:

Assist./Assoc. Prof. (Climate Data Analytics/Atmospheric Sciences), The Ohio State University Columbus. DEADLINE: 15.11.15. More info:

Assistant Prof (palaeoanthropology), Vassar College, NY. DEADLINE: 01.11.15. Full details:

Assistant, Associate or Senior Editor (Climate science), Nature Publishing Group. DEADLINE: 31.10.15. More info:


Job Opportunities – 14.10.15

PhD (detecting tipping points in lake ecosystems), University of Southampton, UK. More info:

PhD (Mountain Climatology/Glaciology), University of Fribourg, Switzerland. DEADLINE: 12.11.15. More info:

PhD (climate reconstruction), University of Bern, Switzerland. Application DEADLINE: 01.01.16. More info:

PhD (Terrestrial Paleoclimatology), Baylor University, Texas. Application DEADLINE: 15.01.16. More info:

Various PhD studentships (Atmospheric-, Ocean-, Earth- and Environmental Sciences), Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. Various deadlines. Full details:

Postdoc (Climate and Ocean Physics), University of Oxford, UK. DEADLINE: 09.11.15. More info:

Postdoc (Satellite Remote Sensing), University of Leicester, UK. DEADLINE: 19.10.15. Application link:, reference: SEN00667


PhD (climate reconstruction), University of Bern

The group of Climatology of the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, is offering a PhD position in the area of climate reconstruction using data assimilation. The successful candidate will further develop Kalman filter based numerical techniques for reconstructing climate over the past 400 years by combining early instrumental data, documentary data and tree-ring proxies with an ensemble of climate model simulations.

The candidate should have a strong basis in climate physics (MSc in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Physics, or similar), should be familiar with linear algebra problems, have experience in handling large, gridded geophysical data sets (specifically climate model output or reanalyses) and skills in data processing (Fortran, etc.) and statistics (R or similar). Good English language skills are a prerequisite.

The successful candidate will participate in the PhD programme of the Graduate School Climate Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland (<>).

The position is for 36 months, the starting date is 1 Jan 2016. Please send your application in the form of one pdf file (including application letter, transcript, CV, publication list, names and addresses of three referees). Review of applications will start on 1 November and continued until the position is filled.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Brönnimann
Institute of Geography, University of Bern
Hallerstr. 12
3012 Bern, Switzerland

PhDs (Terrestrial Paleoclimatology)

As part of an expanding Terrestrial Paleoclimatology Research Group in the Dept. of Geology at Baylor University PhD studentships are available starting in August, 2016. Currently, there are eight faculty in this group ( with broad expertise in paleopedology, sequence stratigraphy/sedimentology, paleobotany, organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry, geomorphology, geochronology, and Quaternary environments focused on forwarding paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstructions, including deep-time.   Existing research projects represent an exciting opportunity to join an internationally established research group addressing issues of global importance such as extreme climate variability, the associated response of lacustrine and hydrologic systems, ecological changes, carbon cycling, hominid evolution and elucidating the record and forcings for continental-scale climate variability.

Candidates should have at least an undergraduate degree in geology or geophysics, or in a related area, with demonstrated numerical and scholarly capacity; and a propensity for field and laboratory work.

Further information about the Dept. of Geology PhD program is found at Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

For further details contact Prof. Steven Driese (, Geology Graduate Program Director.

Job Opportunities – 24.09.15

  • 2 PhD, 2 Postdoc(Machine Learning for Geosciences), Universitat de Valencia, Spain. Application details:
  • 2 PhDs (megadrought risk), University of Melbourne and Monash University, Australia. DL: 16.10.15. Full details:
  • Staff Associate (spatial reference data), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, NY. DL: Open Until Filled. Full ad:

Academic Positions:

Senior Lecturer (GIS), The Ohio State University, USA. DEADLINE: 16.11.15. More info:

Postdoc (Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle),Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg. DEADLINE: 20.09.15. Full advert:

Data scientist, Institute for Environmental Analytics, UK. DEADLINE: 16.09.15. Find details here:

Physical Geography technician, Monash University, Aus. DEADLINE: 17.09.15. Full details:

Assistant Prof (Physical Geography), York University, UK. DEADLINE: 30.10.15. More info:

Postdoc (Indian Ocean decadal climate variability), University of Colorado Boulder. DEADLINE: until filled. Further details:

Assistant Prof (Natural Hazards), Oregon State University. DEADLINE: 27.11.15. More info:

Postdoc (advanced tracer transport), Universität Hamburg, Hamburg. DEADLINE: 18.09.15. More info at:

Postgrad & PostDocs (Holocene and Anthropocene environmental change), Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada. DEADLINE: 08.09.15. More info:

Assistant Prof. (2 positions), Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, Canada. DEADLINE: 31.10.15. Full advert here:

Research Scientist (atmosphere-ocean interactions), University of Reading, UK. DEADLINE: 30.09.15. Full details:

Prof/Assoc Prof (Water Research), Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. DEADLINE: 16.10.15. See for more info

Postdoc(PaleoClimate Modelling), Universidad de Chile (Chile). DEADLINE: 30.09.15. More info:

Professor (Physical ‎Geography) – RWTH Aachen University, Germany. DEADLINE: 09.10.15. Full details:

Professor (Geology) – Goethe-University Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. DEADLINE: 15.10.15. More info:

Postdoc (Palaeoclimatology), University of Colorado Boulder. Details:

Lecturer (Geography), The University of Melbourne, Australia. DEADLINE: 20.09.15. Full details:

Lecturer (Environmental Change), The University of Melbourne, Australia. DEADLINE: 20.09.15. Full details:

Postgrad & PostDocs – Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada

Graduate student and postdoctoral opportunities in Holocene and Anthropocene environmental change

With support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Government of Québec, and other partners, a new paleoecology laboratory has been opened at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada), under the direction of Dr. Matthew Peros, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Environmental Change. The laboratory is equipped with infrastructure and instrumentation to enable a broad range of paleoecological techniques and applications. Information about the laboratory can be found at:

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are being sought to undertake paleoecological research projects in southern Québec and eastern Canada through the merit program of the Government of Québec. Potential projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Generating new, high-resolution records of Late-Glacial and Holocene climate change;
  2. Examining the impacts of historic land-use on wetland ecosystems; and
  3. Prehistoric environmental-human interactions.

To be eligible for this program, candidates must not be Canadian citizens. Full details about the program can be found at:

The laboratory represents a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment and new members are being sought to join the team. Interested students should contact Dr. Matthew Peros at<> by no later than September 8, 2015.