Assistant Professor Position in Climate Prediction and Predictability

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 16, 2021

View more

Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Assistant Professor Position in Climate Prediction and Predictability

Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the areas of climate prediction and predictability, with a particular focus on subseasonal-to-seasonal time scales, and with possible additional expertise/interests in machine learning/artificial intelligence and climate services. Qualified candidates in the areas of earth system prediction, and prediction on interannual to decadal time scales are also encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant would also possess an interest in collaborating with social and behavioral scientists to help understand the communication of, and response to, long-lead predictions of extreme events, which tend to adversely impact populations along socio-economic and racial lines.

The position is a nine-month academic appointment with a target start date of August 16, 2022. Successful candidates are expected to effectively teach a diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.  A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a closely related field, is required. Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

To apply, create your candidate profile through to submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and three statements of no more than two pages each: 1) statement of teaching interest and philosophy,  2) statement of research interests, and 3) statement of commitment to equity, inclusivity and diversity.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. To ensure full consideration applications are due by November 15, 2021.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Ryan L. Sriver

To find out more about the resources available at the university and Urbana-Champaign community please visit these sites:

Dual Career Program


Living in Champaign-Urbana

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regualtions and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert