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Professor (Regional Integrated Earth Systems Modeler) at University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
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Sep 30, 2022

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The University of Wyoming seeks a Professor (Regional Integrated Earth Systems Modeler)

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Location: Laramie, Wyoming

The Position:

The University of Wyoming seeks to hire a research leader at the associate or full professor level who will direct a new Laboratory for Regional Earth Systems Modeling. The successful candidate is expected to have an exceptional record of externally funded research and national leadership in regional earth systems modeling with promise of integrating multiple processes and interactions in coupled models to support adaptation to changing water availability and climate-driven disturbances. This position offers tremendous opportunities to strengthen collaborations with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and to leverage existing world-class capabilities of the UW Advanced Research Computing Center, UW's high-performance computer cluster – Teton - and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Facility.

The Position:

  • Provides an academic appointment and tenure home in the Haub School for Environment and Natural Resources, with an opportunity for joint appointment with the School of Computing;
  • Includes a leadership role associated with a newly awarded $20 million NSF project on climate change, shifting water availability and socioecological responses in the nation’s headwaters region of the Greater Yellowstone Area;
  • Will advise in the recruitment of four additional tenure track faculty positions into a Laboratory for Regional Earth System Modeling;
  • Will work with MS and PhD students and post-doctoral scholars; and
  • Provides access to significant start-up resources to build a successful and durable research program.




  • PhD in a relevant discipline and record of scholarship appropriate for rank of associate or full professor with tenure;
  • Evidence of significant accomplishment and leadership in integrated regional earth system modeling;
  • Demonstrated leadership in the application of coupled models to address human management in a changing world;
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



  • Interest or experience in natural resource issues in the Intermountain West;
  • Interest in linking the physical and social sciences;
  • Interest in or experience with co-production processes engaging stakeholders and communities in modeling; and
  • Higher education teaching experience.


About the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources:

The University of Wyoming’s Haub School advances the understanding and resolution of environment and natural resource issues. The Haub School’s academic programs are a nexus for interdisciplinary environment and natural resources education and inquiry, including a new BS in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management and a new MS in Environment, Natural Resources and Society. The School’s curricula emphasize collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches that prepare students to become thoughtful future leaders and problem-solvers in the environment and natural resources fields. Students learn in the classroom, in real-world enterprises, in Wyoming’s outstanding natural outdoor laboratory, and overseas. The Haub School has a strong community-based culture and has recently experienced unprecedented growth in students, faculty, outreach, and UW financial support. In FY20, the Haub School had 380 undergraduate and 58 graduate students enrolled. The School includes 22 faculty and 5 staff; additional academic support is provided by professors of practice, academic professionals, and visiting scholars. Wyoming and the Western United States enjoy an unparalleled richness of natural resources and face many complex challenges regarding the management of those resources. This complexity provides an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff at the Haub School to work with partners to learn about issues, to bring knowledge to bear on those issues, and to facilitate collaborative decision making.

About the Institution:

Nestled amid the beauty of two mountain ranges in southeastern Wyoming, you will find the nationally recognized teaching and research institution, the University of Wyoming (UW). Established as a land-grant institution in 1886 when Wyoming was still a territory, UW has since grown to nearly 200 areas of study, drawing approximately 12,000 students from all 50 states and 83 countries. UW is known for its accomplished faculty and world-class facilities, its small student/faculty ratio, and quality undergraduate and graduate programs within its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Business, Education, Engineering & Applied Science, Health Sciences, Law, School of Energy Resources, and Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. To learn more:


Why Consider the Opportunity:

  • Resources. UW has state-of-the-art facilities and a beautiful, well-maintained campus.
  • Location. Laramie is a great place to live and work. Laramie boasts a low cost of living, low property taxes, and no personal state income tax. The area offers incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, an eclectic downtown area, and a great public school system.
  • Environment. Warm, collegial, supportive people and work environment.
  • Leadership. Led by President Edward Seidel, the University is undergoing significant reorganization initiatives designed to position it for leadership and impact.
  • Compensation. Highly competitive salary and solid benefits package including a retirement benefit that features a state contribution of 14.94% of an employee’s gross salary.
  • Impact. The position provides a unique opportunity to lead a multi-disciplinary collaborative project that addresses critical issues for the future of the Intermountain West.


To Apply:

The University of Wyoming, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, Inc., will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by September 18, 2022, will be given first consideration. Please submit a CV/resume and letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.


For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:

Caitlin Hummel
Senior Consultant
(585) 880-7550

University of Wyoming provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.




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