Assistant Professor

Location
Seattle, Washington State
Salary
Commensurate with experience + great benefits
Posted
Sep 13, 2017
Closes
Oct 13, 2017
Contact
Wanjiku Gitahi
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Atmospheric Sciences – Assistant Professor Tenure Track

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month (100% FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position to begin Autumn 2018.

We anticipate that the successful candidate’s research will focus upon aspects of weather with a high impact on society. Severe weather is widely recognized as one of the most important hazards faced by society. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to windstorms, extreme precipitation, severe thunderstorms, droughts, tornadoes, and tropical cyclones. The method of study can include observational, modeling, or theoretical approaches.

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences resides in the College of the Environment, which fosters collaborations between the faculty, staff, and students engaged in the study of environmental sciences, engineering, and the human dimensions of environmental challenges. This position will offer opportunities for interaction with researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including ecology, biology, geology, oceanography, hydrology, economics, and environmental policy. All UW faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. A willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, economic means, and academic backgrounds is essential.

The UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu), the UW provides a wide range of networking, mentoring and development opportunities for faculty.

A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Atmospheric Sciences or related field and a record of weather-related research are required. Applicants should supply a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page statement of experience and interest in research, teaching, and outreach, particularly to under-served communities; and submit at least three letters of professional reference to: Professor Robert Wood, Search Committee Chair, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Box 351640, Seattle, WA 98195-1640. Please send electronic submissions to Wanjiku Gitahi at wanjiku@uw.edu. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Wanjiku Gitahi at wanjiku@uw.edu, 206-543-4251. Send queries about the position to Prof. Robert Wood at robwood2@uw.edu. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before October 20th, 2017. The proposed starting date of employment is September 16, 2018.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Washington offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for faculty and a comprehensive benefits package, including access to campus childcare and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. Details can be found at http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/

Thank you for your interest in this position at the University of Washington.

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