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Four Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Group Hire at University of North Dakota

UND Dept. Atmospheric Sciences
Grand Forks, North Dakota (US)
$77,500 (Asst. Prof.) per 9-mo + benefits + Summer extramural support. (Higher for the mid-career.)
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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The University of North Dakota (UND) Department of Atmospheric Sciences is seeking qualified applicants to fill four 9-mo full time benefitted faculty positions.   The start date for all positions is 16 August 2024, although earlier start dates could be considered. Three positions are considered early career and will be filled at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level.  One additional position is open to qualified mid-career applicants with an existing nationally/internationally recognized research portfolio. The open-rank faculty position may be filled as tenure track with years toward tenure credit, or with an offer of tenure based on a candidate’s documented record of achievement and subject to approval from the Department, College, University, and the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education.  

These faculty will be responsible for developing and maintaining an independent externally funded research program, teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (3 courses per 9 months), and provide service to the department, college, university, and the profession, including academic advising.  Particularly for the open-rank candidate, administrative roles exist that could replace part of the teaching effort.  

These faculty will also enthusiastically teach, inspire, and mentor students; have strong writing and organizational skills; have effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students; and will have an appreciation for or experience with diverse constituencies.

It is preferred that applicants have demonstrated subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: atmospheric chemistry; aviation meteorology, crewed or crewless; atmospheric science applications involving machine learning or artificial intelligence; boundary-layer meteorology; broadcast meteorology; climate dynamics; cloud physics; energy sustainability; general circulation; meteorological instrumentation; stratospheric research; synoptic meteorology; and/or tropical meteorology.  They ideally will have demonstrated an ability to teach a range of courses for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Atmospheric Sciences as described in the UND academic catalog (, and will have demonstrated expertise in research that aligns with autonomous systems, energy sustainability, or big data, as those are UND Grand Challenge goals (  Ideal applicants will show evidence of the potential to successfully obtain external research funding, as well as prior leadership/mentorship experience.

All applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, or a closely related field and will have successfully completed a criminal history background check.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.   Additionally, mid-career applicants will also have worked in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, or a closely related field for at least the last 5 years.

Additionally, mid-career applicants would preferably be a professor, any rank, at a College/University or a mid-ranking, or higher, atmospheric scientist at a national laboratory. They would have a latest-5-year performance in research (and teaching, if applicable) that meets the UND Atmospheric Sciences criteria sufficient for granting tenure.  They would also show strong evidence of the ability to successfully obtain future external research funding and would have prior leadership/ mentoring experience involving management of at least a moderate-sized research program (5 to 10 individuals, or more).

Benefits: include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, sick leave, and 10 paid holidays per year.  Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans. UND also offers an employee and family member tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities (  Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks(!  The University of North Dakota is supportive of dual-career assistance both within the University and the local community. Please be sure to notify our Recruiting Manager, Hannah Whalen ( right away to explore dual-career opportunities.


Apply before Friday December 8, 2023, at 11:55 PM CST, to ensure full consideration.  Applications must include the following materials: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) research statement; 3) teaching statement; and 4) names and addresses of at least three professional references.  Applications will only be accepted through one of UND’s web portal links below (not e-mail or another method).

Apply here for one of the three early career tenure-track Assistant Professors.
Apply here for the mid-career Open Rank Professor.

Search Committee Timeline: An initial review of applications will be completed by the two search committees the week of January 8, 2024, with initial phone interviews and reference checks soon thereafter.  On campus interviews will be scheduled for February and March with final search committee decisions by early April.  


The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is part of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and offers degree programs leading to the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences.  UND is a UCAR Member institution. Fall 2023 enrollments included 143 undergraduate students (64 majors and 79 minors) and 33 graduate students.  Teaching and research are carried out by 10 faculty members; current areas of faculty expertise are listed at Facilities include a 5-cm wavelength dual-polarization Doppler weather radar, two instrumented ground research sites, and use of a Cessna Citation research aircraft in collaboration with a local research firm.  Our faculty make use of UND's high performance computing (HPC) resources ( as well as those at NCAR ( and various NSF/ACCESS locations (  Cooperative programs are ongoing with the local NWS Weather Forecast Office in Grand Forks.  Additional information can be found on our web site:  We think living and working in Greater Grand Forks is Way Cooler ( and hope that you consider joining us!


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