Assistant Professor of Meteorology

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 12, 2023
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page .

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. We strongly encourage minorities, women, and members of under-represented groups to apply. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Opportunity:

The College of Aviation at the Prescott, Arizona, campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in meteorology or geospatial sciences commencing August, 2024, in support of our B. S. degrees in Applied Meteorology, Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics, Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Air Traffic Management.

Candidates with prior teaching experience and a broad background in meteorology or geospatial sciences are invited to apply. Applicants must be able to evidence a strong commitment to quality teaching. We especially encourage applications from candidates with experience in aviation or operational weather forecasting.

The successful candidate will join a team of three Ph.D. meteorologists and one Ph.D. geographer and will be expected to teach the equivalent of four 3-credit hour courses per semester at the undergraduate level. The candidate is encouraged to pursue research/scholarship and will mentor undergraduate research projects. Current research interests within the department include mesoscale meteorology, the North American Monsoon, cloud physics, synoptic-dynamical meteorology and optical/microwave satellite remote sensing.

The curriculum for the Applied Meteorology degree program is published at . The GIS and remote sensing certificate is open to all disciplines ( One of the principal teaching responsibilities will be to instruct meteorology classes in support of our large and growing aviation programs, for which the candidate must be able to inspire students whose first love is not meteorology. The successful candidate must also share the department’s commitment to mentoring students on their course options and career pursuits, as well as service on university committees and in the larger community.

This is a nine-month position with the possibility of summer teaching for additional pay and/or externally funded research. Applicants should provide statements on their teaching background and research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The position will remain open until filled.


A Ph.D. degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or geospatial sciences is preferred.

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