A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Geography at Colgate University to participate in an NSF funded project focused on understanding the effects of wildfire on Siberian larch forests and quantifying the associated climate feedbacks. The project utilizes a combination of field and remote sensing data to characterize fire severity impacts on post-fire larch recruitment, and remote sensing analyses to quantify carbon cycle and albedo consequences of variability in forest structure. The postdoctoral researcher will work on the remote sensing aspects of the project, and will have the option to participate in fieldwork. Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing automated scripts to manipulate and analyze large multispectral remotely sensed data sets. Experience with cloud-computing tools such as Google Earth Engine, and processing UAS data will be considered advantageous. Candidates with backgrounds in remote sensing, geography, ecosystem ecology, or computational geoscience are encouraged to apply. Two years of funding is available, and the anticipated start date is summer 2019. The initial appointment will be for one year with renewal for a second year contingent upon successful job performance. The position carries full health care and benefits, and salary is commensurate with experience. Colgate University is a selective liberal arts college located in central New York. The position includes optional teaching opportunities, and is ideally suited for candidates interested in exploring research and teaching at a liberal arts college with a strong focus on undergraduate education. Additional professional development opportunities include mentoring undergraduate research students, presenting at conferences, and interacting with collaborators from Mississippi State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Dayton, University of Florida, and the Western Colorado University.

To apply applicants should submit a cover letter describing relevant experience and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13182. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with colleagues and students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Mike Loranty (mloranty@colgate.edu) with questions or for more information.

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