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Assistant Professor

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Oct 17, 2021

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Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Hydrometeorology/Hydroclimatology as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ( offers a B.S. degree in Meteorology-Climatology (as well as a B.S. degree in geology) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with an optional specialization in Meteorology-Climatology. Additional information about atmospheric science research and teaching in the Department can be found at

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the undergraduate and graduate atmospheric sciences curricula and develop courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise and direct graduate students and to develop a rigorous research program that is supported by external funding. 

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and provide evidence of (or demonstrate strong potential for) research in hydrometeorology/hydroclimatology at weather or climate timescales and teaching excellence in atmospheric science. Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully integrated research on processes and phenomena within the atmospheric and terrestrial portions of the hydrologic cycle, and to those with involvement in related professional activities. Applicants with research strengths in the areas of hydrologic hazards, hydrologic impacts of climate change, water security, or related societal topics are especially encouraged to apply. 

To apply, go to and complete the faculty/administrative form. Applicants must attach 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a single document which includes i) a statement of teaching philosophy, ii) a statement of research specifying the applicant’s future research foci and external funding potential for these foci, and iii) a diversity statement; and 4) names of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021; however, the search will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2022. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks to achieve a working and learning environment that is open to all people. Diversity is the hallmark of great institutions of learning and has long been one of the strengths of our society. Dignity and respect for all in the UNL community is the responsibility of each individual member of the community. The realization of that responsibility across the campus is critical to UNL’s success. The UNL Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students. 

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See


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