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Assistant Professor in Climate and Atmospheric Science

Recruitment Period

Open October 11th, 2018 through June 30th, 2019

Description

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

The Department of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Merced, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climate and Atmospheric Science. We welcome applications from scientists working in any area of climate and atmospheric science relevant to the health and sustainability of natural ecosystems or human societies. We are open to any scale of focus (e.g., local vs. global, short- vs. long-term, modern vs. historical vs. geological time), as well as to any scientific approach (measurements, experiments, modeling, or any combination). Examples of relevant research areas include but are not limited to: regional to global climate modeling and forecasting; examining fluxes of gases or particles to/from the atmospheric boundary layer; studying the production, fate, and transport of atmospheric pollutants and related precursors (including those relevant for human health); research into fundamental scientific concepts underlying accurate weather forecasts and climate predictions (including extreme weather events, and the form, timing, and quantity of precipitation delivered to watersheds); or modeling and analysis of large-scale atmospheric phenomena and how they change over a variety of time scales (such as changes in El Niño dynamics; changes in climactic patterns underlying droughts, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events; paleoclimate studies).

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Climate Science, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Ocean Science, Ecology, or a related field is required by the start date.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research, 4) teaching statement, and 5) diversity statement. Please see below for additional requirements.

Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than 12/31/18.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC Academic salary scales.

Review of applications will begin on 1/1/19 , but the recruitment will be opened until filled, with anticipated hire date of 7/1/19.

The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

For additional information, please contact Michael Beman at mbeman@ucmerced.edu.

Job location

Merced, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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