[CODATA-international] Position Open: Senior Research Scientist & Center Director, CIESIN

Robert Chen bchen at ciesin.columbia.edu
Tue Sep 26 10:44:20 EDT 2023

[apologies for cross-posting]

The Columbia Climate School is seeking a senior research scientist and 
director of CIESIN, to replace me after I retire around the end of the 
year. Please see the position announcement below!

Cheers, Bob Chen

*Columbia University
Climate School*

*Senior Research Scientist and Center Director*

The Columbia Climate School (CCS) invites applications for a full-time, 
renewable, position of Senior Research Scientist and Director of the 
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).  
  Please visit our online application site at: 
for further information about this position and to submit your application.

CIESIN is a unit of the Columbia Climate School (CCS) that addresses 
Columbia University’s “Fourth Purpose”—the application of scientific 
data (especially spatial data), rigorous knowledge, and research for 
societal impact and the public good. With more than 40 scientific and 
technical staff based at Columbia’s Lamont campus in Palisades 
NY, CIESIN works at the intersection of the natural, social, health, and 
data sciences to advance research and applications focused on 
human-environment interactions and to provide unique geospatial science 
and technology capabilities for research, education, and decision 
making. CIESIN has a strong portfolio of contracts, grants, and other 
sponsored projects including the operation of the NASA Socioeconomic 
Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). Many CIESIN staff have adjunct 
appointments at Columbia and are active in local, national, and 
international organizations dealing with data sharing and stewardship, 
climate change, sustainable development, disaster management, and other 
topics. CIESIN has three main divisions: Science Applications, 
Geospatial Applications, and Information Technology.

Screening of the candidates will begin immediately, and the search will 
remain open for at least 30 days from the day of posting and continue 
until filled. For further information, please contact Gabby Cohen, 
Assistant Director for Faculty Affairs, at gcohen at climate.columbia.edu 
<mailto:gcohen at climate.columbia.edu>.**     

CCS brings together an interdisciplinary faculty to conduct research and 
practice in a broad range of climate-related fields and to train 
students at the master’s and undergraduate levels for careers in climate 
research, practice and education.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 
The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who will 
contribute to the diversity and excellence of the CCS academic community.

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