School of Meteorology Opens Faculty Position in Physical Meteorology
Description of Position and Required Qualifications:
The University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant Professor level to begin in the academic year of 2019-2020. The School is seeking candidates with a focus
on atmospheric radiation and remote sensing; exceptional candidates in related areas (e.g., cloud, optical, or
thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere) may also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate an exceptional
potential to establish a strong research program in atmospheric science with an emphasis on physical meteorology.
Equally important, they must have a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and
graduate levels, plus a strong desire to participate in service to the School, University, and atmospheric science
community. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
The School is seeking to continue the diversification of its research portfolio beyond its core strengths in mesoscale
and radar meteorology. This diversification recently resulted in faculty hires with expertise in climate, aerosol and
cloud remote sensing, polar studies, seasonal prediction, cloud microphysics, tropical meteorology, and the boundary
layer, and it is envisioned to continue for the foreseeable future. The School offers significant opportunities for
collaboration due to its location within the National Weather Center (NWC), housing the University’s academic and
research programs in meteorology, state organizations, and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration’s Norman-based weather programs. The nearby research campus also houses the Department of the
Interior’s South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, the Radar Innovations Laboratory, and numerous private
sector companies. To enhance connectivity between the School and various affiliated research units, the hire will have
ample opportunities for collaborations with researchers in the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological
Studies (CIMMS), the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS), the Advanced Radar Research Center
(ARRC) and the Center for Autonomous Sensing and Sampling (CASS), all collocated at the NWC.
The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in
teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of
the state, region, and nation from three campuses. The School of Meteorology is particularly interested in a diverse
student and faculty body and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply. This desired diversity
extends beyond the usual definitions regarding age, ethnicity, physical abilities, political and religious beliefs, veteran
status, gender, and gender identity, to include work, educational, and life experiences.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a statement of research goals and teaching vision (including thoughts on
diversity and inclusion), curriculum vitae, and the names of four people who can serve as references (with full mailing
and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) online at the University of Oklahoma’s ByCommittee website at
https://apply.interfolio.com/55042. Applicants are also encouraged to provide publication and citation data, such as
those available from Web of Science, ResearcherID, Google Scholar or similar resources. Cover letters should be
addressed to Dr. Jens Redemann, Search Committee Chair, Director, School of Meteorology. Screening of
applications will begin on 5 November 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
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