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Department: Atmospheric Science

College of Engineering and Applied Science

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 Department of Atmospheric Science is one of six in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, concentrating principally on research and graduate education, with strengths in the study of precipitation, cloud and aerosol physics, stratospheric and tropospheric aerosols and gases, boundary layer processes, and regional and global climate modeling. The department faculty and staff are recognized international leaders in airborne observations, instrumenting and operating aircraft for atmospheric research since the 1960's, and climate modeling. Our core facilities, in addition to the King Air supported by a fully staffed and equipped flight center, include the Stratospheric Balloon Facility, the Keck Aerosol Laboratory, and the Mobile Air Quality Laboratory. The university faculty and staff are eligible for priority access to computing allocation within the University of Wyoming pool to use the Yellowstone supercomputer located in the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) located in October 2012 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. More information about this position, the University, the City of Laramie and its surroundings can be found at

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see

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Application Materials Required:

Applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and experience, and contact information for four references. Send a PDF of application materials to Search Committee, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Wyoming, c/o Xiaohong Liu: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 15 September 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.




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