Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Sciences

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Assistant Professor - Atmospheric Sciences

Job Description:

The Department of Geography at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position, at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning academic year 2018-2019, in the field of Atmospheric Sciences. The department seeks a dynamic, highly innovative researcher who will contribute substantially to its long-term growth in the fields of Climatology and Meteorology. Primary responsibilities include the development of a research portfolio and a 2-2 teaching assignment, specifically developing a series of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences, including synoptic and dynamic meteorology, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The Department of Geography has 16 active faculty members, who conduct teaching and research in a broad spectrum of areas, including Geospatial Analysis and Techniques, Medical Geography in Global Health, Earth System Science, and Global Environmental and Social Change. It offers BS/BA, MS/MA, and PhD degree tracks, including online and distance learning options for coursework. The department has two computer-lab classrooms and provides a high-speed on-line computing environment via UFAPPs (, where any student and faculty can access software applications, such as ArcGIS, ENVI, ERDAS, MATLAB, and SPSS, from any computing device, from any location, at any time. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website ( to learn more about the Department of Geography. 

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in Geography, Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences prior to August 16, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests, (2) a complete curriculum vitae and (3) teaching/research statement that discusses qualifications to teach advanced meteorology courses.  Names and email addresses of three referees must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your referees, requesting them to upload their letters. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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