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Assistant Professor, Climate Dynamics (Tenure-Track)

George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia (US)
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Dec 15, 2022

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Assistant Professor, Climate Dynamics (Tenure-Track)


The George Mason University, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences (AOES) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Climate Dynamics. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



The successful applicant will demonstrate the potential to conduct original research and teach graduate and undergraduate courses including but not limited to air-sea interactions, cloud microphysics and cloud-aerosol interactions, radiation, oceanography. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to mentorship, service and the promotion of access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The incumbent will be expected to build a vibrant, externally funded research program that addresses scientific problems focused on the intersection between climate science and earth system modeling (data-driven and theory-based). Priority will be given to applications for the rank of Assistant Professor, but applications from those at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor may be considered.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Meteorology, Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric or Climate Science or a related field; Substantial evidence of high-quality academic scholarship commensurable with the rank; and Experience conducting research using Earth system models and cutting-edge data analysis components of the Earth system.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in application and development of machine learning techniques at the intersection of advancing physical and dynamical models.


About Us:

The Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences department offers undergraduate degrees in Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science and Geology, MS degrees in Earth System Science and Climate Science, and a PhD in Climate Dynamics. Our faculty includes geologists, atmospheric scientists, paleontologists, and oceanographers. For more information about the department, visit us on the web at For more information about the College of Science, go to


Statement on Diversity:

George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8226Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, a philosophy of teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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