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ISSE develops policies, technologies, and educational programs that respond to pressing environmental and security issues. ISSE’s centers, programs, and initiatives cut across multiple disciplines, engage the university’s research faculty and staff, and address issues of environmental sustainability.


ISSE Seeks Research Assistant Professor

ISSE seeks a Research Assistant Professor for collaborative research with the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Lab. The successful candidate will be:

  • expected to use multiple estimates from observed vegetation and soil fluxes and states to improve the land component of DOE-sponsored Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM Land Model - ELM), especially the parameterization of wildfire and sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence;
  • responsible for investigating the driving mechanisms and feedbacks of long-term land surface changes using the updated ELM and other observation-model products;
  • expected to develop proposals and publish quality papers.

Read the full position description here.

Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file consisting of a research statement, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Mingzhou Jin at isse@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


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