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Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing, June 2023

Chapman University

Job Description

Job Title
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing, June 2023
Department Location Category Status
Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing Orange Post Doc Full-time
General Information
The Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing (ECHO) at Chapman University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow on microwave remote sensing. This postdoctoral position funded by NASA is available immediately for highly motivated individuals to join an interdisciplinary research team in ECHO at Chapman University and the successful candidate may begin in June.
Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern Californiaís most diverse and vibrant regions. The university holds R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, scholarship, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including several independent research centers including the Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing (ECHO). You can learn more about the Institute for Earth, Computing, Human and Observing (ECHO) at Chapman University at
Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.
At Chapman University, we place great value in a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, particularly from groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education within the US. As such we seek candidates who will support and advance our mission of being inclusive of all students in our teaching, our research, our collaborations, our service, and beyond. The university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at
A qualified applicant should have experience in satellite data processing and applications with programming skills. Applicants must hold a conferred doctoral or equivalent degree in atmospheric sciences, ocean sciences, physics, remote sensing, or related fields before the start date of the appointment.
The successful candidate will work on instruments calibration and retrieval algorithms of spaceborne microwave radiometers for sea surface salinity, soil moisture, and sea ice and will analyze remote sensing data to infer the physical properties of oceans and the cryosphere and their interactions (e.g., the influence of ice melt on ocean salinity), and other duties as assigned.
Contact Information
Interested applicants please electronically submit a CV, research statement, and contact information of three references to
For further information, please contact Prof. Menas Kafatos or Prof. Seung Hee Kim
The position is initially a one-year appointment and if funding allows, may potentially be renewed. Evaluation of applications will begin on April 24, 2023. The position will be available from June 1, 2023, and will remain open until filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval. The salary range for this Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is $64,500.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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