Open-Rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)

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Description of Department:

ATOC is a world leader in investigations of climate science and weather phenomena, from the depths of the ocean to the outer reaches of the atmosphere. Our highly recognized research and education programs include theory, modeling, and measurements from the ground, balloons, aircraft, and satellites. ATOC faculty and graduate students address fundamental questions of societal relevance in the areas of climate processes and weather, aerosol and cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry and transport, radiative transfer, fluid dynamics, and oceanography. ATOC undergraduates delve into a breadth of applied science topics, acquiring the quantitative skills necessary for today's high-tech careers.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applications for an assistant, associate, or full professor faculty position for a person who plays a prominent role in the field of atmosphere, ocean, or cryosphere observations. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, airborne, satellite and ground-based remote sensing, in situ observations, and land- and ocean-network measurements. The work should have broad applications to climate and weather, and should complement existing strengths within ATOC, the Boulder Campus, and the Boulder research community. This person should have a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, or a related field, with a record of research and teaching excellence that meets the standards expected for appointment at an R1 doctoral university; preference will be given to candidates at the associate or full professor levels. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries can be made to the chair of the search committee, Peter Pilewskie, at

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Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, or a related field, with a record of research and teaching excellence that meets the standards expected for appointment as an assistant, associate or full professor at an R1 doctoral university.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience leading missions, field campaigns, satellite instruments, or measurement networks is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates at the associate or full professor levels.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Current curriculum vitae.

2. Letter of application.

3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.

4. Sample Publication #1

5. Sample Publication #2

6. Research Statement

7. Teaching Statement

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10189 - Atmospheric and Oceanic Scienc

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 26, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Peter Pilewskie

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00726182