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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Atmospheric Sciences
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We seek applicants in any area of physical meteorology. These areas include, but are not limited to, aerosol science, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric radiation, cloud and precipitation physics, or cloud dynamics. We seek an inspired colleague who will develop a successful externally funded research program, be a committed and enthusiastic educator and mentor of undergraduate and graduate students, and become an internationally recognized scholar who serves the public and scientific communities. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related discipline is required by the time of appointment.

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State relies on the expertise, sensitivity, and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within our community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. We strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs of newly hired faculty members.

The Department is part of The Pennsylvania State University's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and together we take an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/classroom in their diversity statement.

Applications must be submitted online and include: (1) a cover letter addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Professor Jerry Y. Harrington), (2) a statement of research interests and plans, (3) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) a diversity statement explaining how you will contribute to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at Penn State, (6) the names, email and physical addresses of four references.

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Review of applicants will begin on 15 October 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. A start date of Fall 2022 is preferred, although negotiable. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the search chair (

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