from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Fwd: Re: new Tyndall Centre Research Director
Here is Mike MacCracken's reply.
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 10:11:54 -0400
To: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
From: Mike MacCracken <mmaccracatXYZxyzcrp.gov>
Subject: Re: new Tyndall Centre Research Director
Dear Mike--Thanks for thinking of me, sounds like a really great
opportunity. And given that the Administration may change and I may be
forced out of Washington, it sounds even more exciting. However, with my
wife and I each haveing elderly mothers and some other family issues, it is
just not the right time for me to make a major 5-year commitment, and that
is certainly what is needed.
I assume you are contacting others about such an opportunity--Kevin
Trenberth at a senior level and Dave Easterling at an emerging level come
to mind. Or maybe Mike Wallace at Univ. of Washington. Or Doug Martinson at
Lamont-Doherty. Or Eric Barron at Penn State (though trying to attract
people away from universities might be very difficult). And others.
>You may have picked this up on the wires or press over the last week or so
>and I hope
>you've heard about the new UK initiative in this area.
>Anyway, I thought I would draw your attention to this prestige post on
>offer at UEA.
>Not really knowing what your plans maybe I can at least enquire as to your
>interest. I'd be happy to furnish more details if you'd like.
>UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
>Research Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
>The University of East Anglia (UEA) seeks to appoint a Research Director,
>at senior professorial level, of the newly announced Tyndall Centre, the
>national UK centre for interdisciplinary research on climate change. The
>Centre is based in the internationally-renowned School of Environmental
>Sciences at UEA, but involves a Consortium of nine UK higher education and
>research institutions. The Tyndall Centre aims to "further our
>understanding of the causes and consequences of global climate change and
>to identify, promote and facilitate sustainable solutions that will
>minimise the adverse effects of climate change and stimulate the transition
>to a more benign energy and mobility regime."
>The Research Director will be a research leader of international
>stature. S/he will be: an innovative thinker demonstrating experience of,
>and commitment to, integrated research; a first-class communicator and
>team-builder; able to inspire and work effectively with scientific
>colleagues, business leaders and public decision-makers alike. The
>Research Director will have overall responsibility for the Centre, but will
>work closely with the Executive Director in fulfilling the Centre's
>objectives. Together they will be accountable to the funding bodies three
>UK Research Councils (Natural Environment Research Council, Economic and
>Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research
>Council) and the Department of Trade and Industry. The Research Director
>will be based at UEA, but is expected to travel widely within the UK and
>Further particulars about the Tyndall Centre Consortium, the University of
>East Anglia and instructions for applicants are available from the
>Registrar and Secretary, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
>(answerphone +44 1603 593648, Email: email@example.com) Please quote
>reference number AC321. For further information about the vision and
>operation of the Centre please contact the Executive Director, Dr Mike
>Hulme (tel: +44 1603 593162; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
>The closing date for applications is 21 July 2000 and interviews are
>provisionally scheduled for 19 September 2000. The appointment will be for
>an initial 5-year term and at senior professorial level. Salary will be
>commensurate with the importance and seniority of the appointment. The
>Centre is to be officially launched in October 2000 and the Director must
>be in post as soon as possible thereafter.
Michael C. MacCracken, Ph.D.
National Assessment Coordination Office
U. S. Global Change Research Program
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