The University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative ( seeks applicants for a Research Assistant Professor (RAP) or a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) in the area of climate modeling and climate change research. (RAPs are non-tenured positions, with no teaching responsibility, that focus solely on developing collaborative research programs with faculty in ND-ECI’s multidisciplinary community.) Two years of funding is available with a third year possible. We seek a candidate that uses climate models or data from climate models for local and regional-scale simulation of natural systems. Among other possible projects, the successful candidate will develop regional models to simulate the intersection of urban, agricultural, suburban, and wildland climates in the Chicago region as part of the Chicago Climate Action Plan ( and the Collaboratory for Adaptation to Climate Change ( This person will collaborate with GIS specialists and a team of climate change researchers. The lead investigators on this project are Joe Fernando (civil engineering), Jessica Hellmann (biological sciences), and Nitesh Chawla (computer science).

Applicants should send a single pdf , including cover letter, explaining how their research experience and trajectory could contribute to ND-ECI, along with a CV and the names of three references to . Please put “Application climate change RAP/PDF” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Nov. 15, 2011. Candidates will considered until the position is filled.

The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional and academic commitment to diversity.

Return to Hellmann Lab website.

Postdoctoral Researcher