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Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Dec 11, 2023

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Position Number 006903

Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences in the College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure- track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in atmospheric remote sensing. This position will begin on August 15, 2024.

Qualifications. The Department is seeking expertise that leverages remote sensing to address questions related to topics such as precipitation, cloud cover, aerosols, air pollution, or radiative transfer, and their interactions with Earth’s climate and weather systems. Candidates are required to have earned a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Preferred candidates will be those who: (1) Provide evidence of scholarly productivity or potential, describe plans to develop a sustainable externally-funded (e.g. NASA, NOAA, NSF) research program, and describe how their research will incorporate both graduate and undergraduate students; and (2) Demonstrate the ability and desire to contribute to the Department’s interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate teaching. Contributions include developing new graduate and/or undergraduate courses in Meteorology and/or Earth Sciences, as well as supporting existing undergraduate courses in either of those subjects.

The Department. The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences ( is a diverse community of physical, geospatial, and social scientists composed of over 35 faculty members, 400 undergraduate majors, and 60 graduate students. Our current mission is to inspire discovery of the Earth and its inhabitants with a vision for an informed and diverse community that strives for a sustainable Earth and an equitable world. We create and disseminate knowledge of the Earth’s human and natural systems to adapt to an everchanging environment in which we live, work, and interact. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Meteorology (BS), Earth and Environmental Sciences (BS), Geology (BS), Geography (BA/BS), and Environmental Studies (BA). At the graduate level, we offer an MS in Earth Sciences, an MA and PhD in Geography, and regularly participate in the interdisciplinary Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES) and Public Policy (PPOL) PhD programs. The Department is also home to the Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS, and the Charlotte Action Research Project (CHARP, We are committed to excellence in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching.

The College. The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is housed within the newly established College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences (CHESS), which includes 15 departments, 18 interdisciplinary programs, and 6 applied centers. The College plays a pivotal role in delivering on the University’s goals in the areas of research excellence, student success and experience, and community engagement. Through scholarship and teaching, the College’s 350+ faculty members seek to deepen our understanding of complex problems related to the intersection of human and natural systems.

The University. UNC Charlotte is the second largest institution within the University of North Carolina system. This Fall, UNC Charlotte enrolled 30,298 students and experienced record growth in its incoming first year class and graduate programs. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest growing institution in the UNC System, comprising 10 academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 65 Master’s degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 3,545 passionate and committed faculty and staff members and more than 120,000 living alumni.

Application. Candidates should submit the following to [Position Number 006903]: (1) a cover letter; (2) a statement of research and teaching; (3) a curriculum vitae; and (4) contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Brian Magi (

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.

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