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Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please apply online and upload the following documents with your application: Letter of Application / Cover letter with statement of qualifications. Resume / CV including a list of publications. Statement of Research plan and a detailed research proposal. In addition, please email three letters of reference (only) directly to Mercy Balderama at mercyb@unr.edu. Online applications and emailed letters of reference should be received by December 1, 2017.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
Department Physics
Department Web Address http://www.unr.edu/physics
Full Time Equivalent

100%

Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or in an Atmospheric science-related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral research experience as well as candidates with research interests in mountain meteorology, meteorological applications in support of renewable energy production, land-atmosphere coupling, eddy-mean flow dynamics, dynamics of extreme weather and climate events, and feedbacks between atmospheric circulation and trace gases, aerosols, and/or clouds. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in atmospheric dynamics and synoptic meteorology. Opportunity may exist for occasionally teaching courses in the Physics curriculum as well. The candidate will establish a vigorous research program that complements our ongoing efforts. Start-up funds will be provided.

The graduate program in Atmospheric Science was established in 1965 as a partnership between UNR and the Desert Research Institute, and the undergraduate program was established in 2005.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or closely-related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and research interests in mountain meteorology, meteorological applications in support of renewable energy production, land-atmosphere coupling, eddy-mean flow dynamics, dynamics of extreme weather and climate events, and feedbacks between atmospheric circulation and trace gases, aerosols, and/or clouds. Prefer evidence of ability and motivation to teach dynamic and synoptic meteorology classes effectively at the undergraduate and graduate level in Atmospheric Science.

Contact Information for this Position

Pat Arnott
arnottw@unr.edu

Sharee Williams
shareew@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online and upload the following documents with your application:

Letter of Application / Cover letter with statement of qualifications.

Resume / CV including a list of publications.

Statement of Research plan and a detailed research proposal.

In addition, please email three letters of reference (only) directly to Mercy Balderama at mercyb@unr.edu.

Online applications and emailed letters of reference should be received by December 1, 2017.

Job Open Date 09/08/2017
Job Close Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72845
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Statement of Research and Plans
Optional Documents