Associate Professor of Meteorology – Aviation

The University of Oklahoma


The School of Meteorology ( and the School of Aviation ( at the University of Oklahoma invite applications for the American Airlines Professorship, an Associate Professor position (tenured or tenure-track) focused on Aviation Meteorology. Both Schools are housed within the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The Mission of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences is to offer the following: innovative and multi-disciplinary education, research, and outreach programs in an environment that empowers students, faculty, and staff to seek  solutions to grand environmental and humanitarian challenges;  to advance technology and propel knowledge that addresses our changing planet; and to develop engaged individuals for rewarding careers in the private sector, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and entrepreneurship.

In Aviation Meteorology, we seek an innovative scholar to contribute to research, curriculum development, and teaching within the field of aviation meteorology. The ideal candidate will have expertise within one or more of the following areas: i) monitoring and forecasting efforts to support aircraft operations in extreme environments, such as wildfires, volcanic eruption, high ice water content, etc.; ii) use and/or development of unmanned aircraft systems to observe the atmosphere; iii) use and/or development of numerical models to predict aviation hazards such as convective storms, turbulence, icing, fog, etc.; iv) use cross-campus collaborations as appropriate to develop and/or deploy airborne instrumentation to measure important atmospheric parameters such as meteorological state variables, precipitation, clouds, aerosols, and trace gasses.

The Committee Chair for this search is Dr. Jens Redemann,

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit as one single pdf document a comprehensive cover letter (not to exceed 10 pages), current curriculum vitae, and a list of at least 3 people who can serve as references to the link here: The cover letter may address approach to teaching (e.g., past instructional and mentorship experiences, and plans/goals for teaching at the University of Oklahoma including the following: existing and proposed courses, inclusive excellence), research (e.g., prior contributions to research and goals for developing a research program at the University of Oklahoma), service (e.g., a vision for internal service to the academic unit, the College and the University, and for external service to our scientific community and other stakeholders), and graduate student mentorship.

Screening of applications will begin on 22 March 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.

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