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Assistant Professor in Water and Climate Informatics

University of North Carolina Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences
Chapel Hill, North Carolina (US)
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Nov 2, 2023

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Assistant Professor in Water and Climate Informatics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


We seek to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of water and climate informatics in the Department of Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. The last decade has seen rapid expansion in the creation and use of very large datasets and accompanying new analytical tools, often using high performance computing, to understand Earth’s freshwater, ocean, atmosphere and climate systems. These tools include machine learning, deep learning, data assimilation, and other statistical and numerical modeling methods. They have facilitated new studies effectively leveraging field measurements, satellite data, other large datasets, and/or output from numerical models. We seek a candidate with expertise in these techniques who applies them to improve understanding of any aspect of the Earth system that relates to the nature, transport, quality or storage of water. Areas of expertise could include hydrologic, oceanic, and/or atmospheric processes. 


The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in these areas, teach related undergraduate and graduate level courses, and be active in service to the university and discipline and departmental governance. The candidate must have a PhD in an appropriate discipline at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate who complements existing departmental expertise including hydrology, oceanography, and climate science while also fostering collaboration with scientists across the UNC community. We welcome applications from candidates whose work aligns with our departmental mission as outlined on our website: Application review will begin on November 1st, 2023. Applications should be submitted at


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