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Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Prediction and Data Assimilation

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As part of your online application, please attach a cover letter, CV, a Teaching statement and a research statement.

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Prediction and Data Assimilation
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience
Position Number 00001290
Work Schedule Monday - Friday
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 178601 - Marine, Earth And Atmospheric
Department Marine, Earth And Atmospheric Sciences
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Located within the college of Sciences at NC State, the Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with its more than 30 faculty. The department has approximately 240 undergraduates majoring in marine science, geology, and meteorology, and more than 100 graduate students involved in basic and applied studies of Earth systems. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: NC State is the largest university in North Carolina and hosts a number of related research and teaching units, including large programs in geotechnical and construction materials and the recently established Center for Geospatial Analytics:

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) intends to fill a tenure-track faculty position in atmospheric prediction and/or data assimilation. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, storm-scale and mesoscale data assimilation, ensemble forecasting and analysis techniques, and the prediction and predictability of weather and climate across a range of scales. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching. Course offerings may include undergraduate or graduate classes in atmospheric dynamics, geophysical data assimilation, numerical methods and modeling, or other classes commensurate with the candidate’s interest and expertise. Enthusiastic engagement in NC State’s undergraduate degree program in meteorology is expected. MEAS places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Mentoring and advising of undergraduate and graduate students, university and professional service, community outreach.

Minimum Education/Experience

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in the atmospheric or related sciences.

Departmental Required Skills

The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Desirable expertise includes exploitation of radar, satellite, and/or in-situ data, development of numerical techniques and visualization tools, expertise in employing diverse atmospheric models and ensemble techniques, and interest or experience working with operational or interdisciplinary collaborators.

Required License or Certification

Ph.D. degree

Special Instructions

As part of your online application, please attach a cover letter, CV, a Teaching statement and a research statement.

Job Open Date 08/18/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 08/16/2018

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you possess a Ph.D. in the atmospheric or a related science? * Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
    • Yes, I have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science
    • Yes, I have a Ph.D. in a related science
    • No, I do not possess the qualifications as listed

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents