The successful candidate will serve as Director of the CoolClimate Network, working under the supervision of Professor Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy in the Energy & Resources Group, Goldman School of Public Policy, and Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. The incumbent will collaborate with Professor Kammen and co-investigators to lead CoolClimate Network research, software development, programs and outreach activities. Duties will be split roughly 50/50 between conducting research and public service. The primary work activities include: 1) developing consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions inventories and forecasting models, 2) managing the development carbon footprint reduction software for households, businesses and communities, 3) design, implementation and evaluation of energy and greenhouse gas reduction programs, such as the Cool California Challenge and the Cool Campus Challenge, and 4) serving as Program Chair of the Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Conference. Additional activities include writing and managing research grants, supervising students, staff and post-doctoral researchers, collaborating with CCN members to align tools with needs of members, developing work plans and timelines to ensure that deliverables are completed on schedule, authoring research papers using CCN data and disseminating findings to academics, donors and policymakers through meetings and presentations.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (by time of application) Ph.D. or equivalent degree in quantitative environmental research or a related discipline
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (by start date) Demonstrated ability to work well with teams, and communicate effectively with colleagues and faculty Demonstrated ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, tactful, resourceful and efficient, and with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
APPOINTMENT The anticipated start date for this position is late Fall 2017. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal based on performance and funding. This is a full-time appointment.
Interested individuals should include a 1-2 page cover letter describing their research experience, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references. Letters of references may be requested of finalists. It is optional to include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research or teaching.
The University of California, Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.
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