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Atmospheric Science

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Faculty Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Position #0728

The Department of Atmospheric Science at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, with focused expertise on the modeling of cloud processes or atmosphere-land interaction processes. The successful candidate will collaborate with observational and modeling faculty and staff to improve the understanding and representation of physical processes in climate models in at least one of the targeted areas: cloud physics and dynamics, cloud-aerosol-precipitation interactions, or atmosphere-land interactions.

This position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, and is an academic year (9-month) tenure-track position. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or field closely related to atmospheric science in the targeted areas is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities and potential to develop and fund an innovative and active research program in one of the above targeted areas evidenced by the PhD dissertation topic and also by having published in targeted areas as lead author in peer-reviewed journals. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Demonstrated experience and scientific productivity with high-performance computing is required.

The successful candidate will also have articulated in the application submission a vision and potential for excellence in both classroom teaching and student mentoring. Demonstrated experience and effectiveness with classroom teaching at the university level is preferred.

The advertisement with the position description and the application instructions can be seen here.

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Department of Atmospheric Science Profile

The Department of Atmospheric Science (, one of six in the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science, concentrates principally on research and graduate education. We have 9 faculty members, 25 graduate students, and a staff which is relatively large compared to other departments at UW. The origins of the department can be traced to the college's Natural Resources Research Institute in the 1960s, and its transformation to the Department of Atmospheric Science in the early 1970s. We evolved around faculty interest in observations, developing facilities which now include the King Air research aircraft, the Stratospheric Balloon Facility, the Keck Aerosol Laboratory, Elk Mountain Observatory, and most our most recent addition, the Mobile Air Quality Laboratory.  Our King Air has been  funded as a national facility under a cooperative agreements between UW and NSF since 1988, and our cloud radar was added in 1999 and cloud lidar system in 2010 to that agreement. Since its origins, the department has broadened in its scientific scope with current strengths in cloud and aerosol physics, stratospheric aerosols and gases, boundary layer meteorology, and mesoscale cloud interactions. Our  external funding level is about $4M/year, one of the largest on campus.

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