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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Climate and Atmospheric Sciences

University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19713 United States
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Mar 19, 2023

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University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 499771
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Geography, Full Time


The Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment of the University of Delaware seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Climate and Atmospheric Sciences to support our graduate program in Climatology and our undergraduate program in Meteorology and Climate Science. We seek exceptional individuals eager to work in an interdisciplinary research environment who wish to become leaders in their fields while engaging in high-quality teaching and mentoring of diverse students. Applicants are expected to show significant potential to develop a nationally and internationally recognized funded research program. The successful candidate will have a strong background in synoptic-dynamic meteorology with preference for scholars who have complementarities with existing faculty strengths, such as numerical modeling, land surface-atmosphere interactions, and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methodologies in climate science, although any specialties are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching within our Meteorology/Climate Science programs, especially courses such as synoptic-dynamic meteorology, climate and climate change, atmospheric physics and thermodynamics, and AI methodologies in atmospheric science.

GSS offers six undergraduate majors (Meteorology and Climate Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geography Education, and GIScience and Environmental Data Analytics), four graduate degree programs (Climatology PhD; Geography MA, MS, and PhD), along with several undergraduate minors and graduate certificates. GSS is home to a vibrant student population of 300 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware ( combines tradition and innovation. Located on an attractive campus in Newark, Delaware, roughly an hour from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and just over two hours from New York and Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted institution with a strong private endowment and selective admission. It is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation and an R1 research university with external funding exceeding $200 million. The University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

Application Process

Applicants should upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter (please mention the position you are applying to);
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Contact information for three references who can comment on their scholarship and teaching potential (letters will be requested at a later stage);
  4. Statement of research and teaching interests, experience, and philosophy; and
  5. Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement.

Questions, but not application material, should be e-mailed to Professor Daniel Leathers at with “Tenure-track Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date is August 16, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values. In that spirit, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates, including scholars from historically excluded and underrepresented groups. We also encourage those who have held non-tenure track positions for multiple years to apply. The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty. For more information go to The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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