Assistant Professor, Physics (Atmospheric Sciences)
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, to 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 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.
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.
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or closely-related field.
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.
Applications will be accepted through December 01, 2017. For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/25733
EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.