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Professor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
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Nov 26, 2023

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Job Summary:

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level, beginning August 2024. In exceptional cases, applicants for full professor will also be considered. Applications are encouraged from scientists representing the full spectrum of the atmospheric and oceanic sciences, particularly those having expertise in one or more of the following areas: (1) atmospheric radiation, (2) satellite meteorology and remote sensing, (3) mid-latitude weather systems, or (4)subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction. We especially encourage applications from individuals whose research complements the traditional strengths of our department in satellite meteorology, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, and climate/Earth system science and might build on the strong ties to the UW Space Sciences and Engineering Center(SSEC), the NOAA Cooperative Center for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), and the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research(CCR). The successful candidate will contribute to an inclusive, fair, and equitable environment that fosters engagement and a sense of belonging for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community.

The department seeks energetic and creative individuals to develop vigorous research and teaching programs focused on the Earth's atmosphere and oceans.
The successful candidate will create and maintain a strong world-class research program. The candidate will be expected to teach two undergraduate and/or graduate level courses per year, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the intellectual and academic life of the department. University and community service will be expected as appropriate. The successful candidate, as a member of the College of L&S, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college's commitment to diversity among all aspects of their teaching, research, and service.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background- people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

Required - PhD in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences or closely related field is required prior to the start of the appointment.

The primary selection criteria will be individual excellence in research suggestive of future leadership potential in the field, the ability to contribute to teaching core courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and a strong commitment to the intellectual and academic vitality of the department and university.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor title must have the potential to develop a vibrant research program in their field of specialization.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive.

Tenured candidates must have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and service which meet the requirements for associate professor with tenure as determined by the Physical Sciences Divisional Committee. Applicants for full professor must also meet department and division requirements for promotion to full.

Demonstrated leadership in research as evidenced by a strong journal publication record and by the ability to independently attain research grants will be a valued asset.

Work Type:
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Anticipated Begin Date:
AUGUST 19, 2024

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:
The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which all of us feel a great sense of belonging. There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.

How to Apply:
Candidates must apply online at; search for position Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (PVL 288550) and click on "Apply Now."

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