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Assistant Professor, Synoptic Meteorology

Department:

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Requisition Number:

12368

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of synoptic meteorology at the assistant professor level. We are seeking a person with a proven research record on mid-latitude weather systems and forecasting. Preference will be given to candidates whose research will complement current focus areas of our department, including wind energy, cloud and precipitation processes, as well as weather-climate linkages. Candidates should already have developed, or should have the ability to develop in the future, ties to operational weather forecasting activities. The successful candidate will be expected to attract external funding, build a vigorous research group, and regularly teach synoptic meteorology courses and general atmospheric science classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field at the time of appointment, with an outstanding research record and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

ATOC is a world leader in investigations of climate science and weather phenomena, from the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Our highly recognized research and education programs include theory, modeling, and measurements from the ground, balloons, aircraft, and satellites. ATOC faculty and graduate students address fundamental questions of societal relevance in the areas of climate processes and weather, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and transport, radiative transfer, fluid dynamics, and oceanography. ATOC undergraduates delve into a breadth of applied science topics, acquiring the quantitative skills necessary for today's high-tech careers.

What You Should Know

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Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD in atmospheric science or a related field, with a record of research that meets the standards expected for appointment as an assistant professor at an R1 doctoral university.

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A proven research record on mid-latitude weather systems and forecasting. Have already developed, or should have the ability to develop in the future, ties to operational weather forecasting activities. Ability to regularly teach synoptic meteorology courses and general atmospheric science classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
3. List of 3 or more references
4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
5. Statement of Research Philosophy
6. 2 Professional Publications
7. You will need to submit at least 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer