Assistant Professor - Tropical Meteorology including Cloud and Precipitation Physics and Chemistry

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Atmospheric Science at the assistant professor level.

This position request seeks a dynamic researcher and educator who can establish an externally funded research program in the field of Atmospheric Dynamics. This position is open to candidates whose research interest may cover any spatial scale in the climate system. Candidates with modeling and/or experimental background are encouraged to apply.

Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: regional climate including boundary layer dynamics, extreme climate events as well as attribution science, aerosol-climate interactions including aerosol-precipitation interactions, cloud and precipitation physics and chemistry in a changing climate, dynamics associated with rain formation ranging from the local scale (e.g. urban heat island effect) to the large scale (e.g. tropical storm research).

Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, such as climate change, meteorology, climate dynamics and physics, climate modeling, synoptic meteorology, cloud and precipitation physics and chemistry, satellite meteorology, and additional courses in the candidate's specialty.

The successful candidate is expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to develop externally funded research programs that are internationally recognized, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications in the atmospheric and geological sciences. EAS has a vibrant research environment covering Earth & Energy Resources, Earth & Planetary Dynamics, and Atmospheric & Earth Surface Systems and offers a wide range of opportunity of collaborations.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Furthermore, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about the department can be found at . Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or a related field at the time of the appointment.

Applications received by January 03, 2022, will receive the fullest consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit: 1) a statement of teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of at least 3 possible references and their contact information. Applications should be submitted online through . Questions about these positions may be directed to search committee chair Bernhard Rappenglueck.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth Science or a related field at the time of the appointment.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

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