Please distribute. Thanks, Aidong -------------------------------------- FIVE FACULTY POSITIONS IN URBAN MODELING, SIMULATION, AND VISUALIZATION Shanghai Key Laboratory for Urban Ecology and Sustainability (SKLUES), East China Normal University, Shanghai, China invites nominations and applications for FIVE tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions, beginning May 1st, 2011. Under a new campus-wide initiative, SKLUES has identified urban ecology and urban sustainability as two intertwined areas of strategic emphasis, and adopted a transdisciplinary approach to urban ecosystem and sustainability research. SKLUES views an urban area as a coupled human and natural system (CHANS), and believes that a sustainable future resides in a harmony between human communities and their natural and built environments. Its research, education, and outreach activities focus on ecology of cities, instead of ecology in cities, with an emphasis on human safety, health, and well-being. To substantiate this strategic re-orientation and re-structuring, SKLUES invites nominations and applications for five tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in the area of URBAN MODELING, SIMULATION AND VISUALIZATION. SKLUES seeks scholars whose expertise in modeling, simulation, and visualization focuses on the intersection of urban ecology, society, and economy, all broadly defined. Especially welcome are applicants who are versed in diverse theoretical and methodological approaches and prepared to collaborate with ecological and social scientists, economists, and humanists. Of particular interest are applicants with expertise in agent-based modeling, complex adaptive systems, carbon-cycle modeling, such as GEOCARB, GIS and remote sensing based spatial modeling, spatial decision support, and geo-visualization. Basic qualifications include a Ph.D. in a related field by the start date of the appointment; evidence of a high-quality research agenda; a track record of/or potential for excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching; capability of working in a trans-disciplinary team; and competence to teach classes in English. SCHOLARS WHOSE NATIVE LANGUAGE IS NOT CHINESE ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Application materials should be submitted electronically to the attention of Professor Wei-Ning Xiang, Chair of the search committee, at wnxiang at mail.ecnu.edu.cn. A complete application package includes a letter of application addressing applicants qualifications for the position; a curriculum vita; a statement outlining current and future research and teaching interests; three to five papers (published or in progress); names, affiliations, and email addresses of five referees. The review will begin on January 1st, 2011, and continue on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The East China Normal University is one of Chinas primary national research institutions under the prestigious Project 211 and Project 985 (http://www.ecnu.edu.cn/english/). It offers a competitive compensation and startup package, commensurate with the candidates experience and accomplishments.
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