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The Global Land Programme (GLP) (www.glp.earth), seeks a highly organized and motivated individual to join the Global Land Programme’s International Programme Office (GLP-IPO) as Land System Science Lead at the Assistant Research Professor/Postdoctoral Associate level depending on experience.
This new position will support the GLP’s IPO and Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) on a range of analytical and programming activities to investigate the implications of competing claims on land (e.g., nationally determined contributions to reduce GHG emissions, achieving carbon neutrality, conserving biodiversity). These activities will include identifying, cataloging, and wrangling diverse global datasets; synthesizing available data sources to produce analytical generalizations of thematic land system challenges; and oversee the production and communication of reports, papers, and related high-impact products targeted to diverse policy audiences (e.g., ‘State of the Land’ assessment). The LSS lead will work in consultation with the SSC and analysts drawn from the wider GLP network.
This position is a Professional Track Research Faculty Member (non-tenure position) at either the Post Doctoral Associate rank or the Assistant Research Professor rank, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a 12-month, 50% effort part-time position. The initial appointment is for three years, renewable. This position offers excellent benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, generous leave package from the first year, retirement subsidy (ORP/Pension System), tuition remission and many professional development opportunities. This position is also hybrid telework-eligible with flexible work hours. GEOG promotes growth in individuals and a healthy work-life balance within a collaborative culture. The anticipated start dated is Fall 2023. The researcher will be located at the University of Maryland with options for telework. There may also be periods of travel, both domestic and foreign, in support of GLP events and projects.
The Global Land Programme (GLP) (www.glp.earth), seeks a highly organized and motivated individual to join the International Programme Office (GLP-IPO) as Program Coordinator Faculty Specialist position.
This position is a 12-month, full-time position. This position offers excellent benefits, including but not limited to health insurance, generous leave package from the first year (accrued at 22 days-annual leave, 3 days-personal leave & 14 days-sick leave), retirement subsidy (ORP/Pension System), tuition remission and many professional development opportunities. The full-time salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established from $50,000 to $70,000 per year, depending on qualifications. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training. This position is also hybrid telework-eligible with flexible work hours. Geographical Sciences promotes growth in individuals and a healthy work-life balance within a collaborative culture.
Function: The Program Coordinator will play a key role in the IPO, supporting our Executive Director (ED) and the IPO Team to plan and execute GLP’s cross-cutting goals across four program objectives/work areas, as well as in planning and logistics of GLP programs and events to ensure smooth functioning of our programs.
The Program Coordinator will manage the daily and longer-term schedule; coordinate with IPO team members as well as with the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), working groups, nodal offices, and members; track and follow through on ED action items; and coordinate meetings, events, projects and other items as needed.
The Program Coordinator will additionally work with IPO staff for the planning and execution of GLP programs and events ranging from small to large including for the GLP Scientific Steering Committee telecons and annual meetings; scientific workshops, and our flagship 700-person Open Science Meeting (OSM) to take place in Oaxaca in Fall 2024.
The position requires strong attention to detail and the ability to follow up on many items in both the short and longer-term as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong organizational and time-management abilities.
For best consideration, please apply by 14 August 2023 for both positions listed above. Applications will continue to be accepted until suitable candidates are found.
The GLP-IPO is hosted by the Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park. The GLP is a global research network of more than 2400 scientists worldwide supporting the next generation of science-based solutions to land system challenges at local-to global scales, and delivering knowledge in support of sustainable development. The GLP-IPO, based at UMD, serves as a catalyst to achieve the mission of this international network to enable research for sustainable development of land systems via four main objectives: 1) Setting agendas and facilitate synthesis in land system science; 2) Enabling the production of cutting- edge land system science worldwide; 3) Informing science-based policy on land; and 4) Building capacity of the LSS community to deliver inclusive, solutions-oriented science.