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Tenure-Track Position Assistant Professor, Meteorology/Atmospheric Science (Beginning August 2022)

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Millersville University
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Requisition Number:

F02476

Department:

Earth Sciences

Working Title:

Tenure-Track Position Assistant Professor, Meteorology/Atmospheric Science (Beginning August 2022)

Classification:

Assistant Professor - 24910

Nature of position:

Tenure-Track

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Science and Technology at Millersville University welcomes applications for the position of full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of meteorology/atmospheric science. Responsibilities include teaching courses for undergraduate meteorology majors, among them foundational courses in atmospheric science and courses in boundary layer/turbulence, instruments and measurements of atmospheric parameters, and statistical applications in the earth sciences. Additional responsibilities include ongoing professional/scholarly activity and service to the department and university. Other responsibilities may include teaching general education introductory courses for non-science majors, and engaging students in field research. Actual teaching assignments will depend upon department needs. Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participation in department, college, and university meetings and workshops. Departmental expectations include helping to strengthen the collaborations between our meteorology program and other programs on campus, as well as with other universities, institutions, agencies, and stakeholders.

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications as well as aligned with the details contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (http://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/LR/Pages/default.aspx) and the Millersville University Promotion Statement (http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/).

A complete application comprises the following:

  • A cover letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number. Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in meteorology or atmospheric science from an accredited institution by the date of appointment. An official transcript showing degree conferred must be received by the Provost’s Office by 8/22/22.
  • Demonstrable effective teaching or evidence of the potential to be an effective teacher.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate courses in boundary layer meteorology, meteorological instrumentation, and statistical applications in Earth/Atmospheric Sciences (see Department of Earth Sciences, Meteorology Degree | Millersville University)
  • Willingness and ability to share responsibility for teaching core courses in the meteorology curriculum (e.g., atmos. dynamics, atmos. thermodynamics; cloud physics and radiative transfer) – see link above, and introductory general education courses for non-science majors.
  • Ability to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or online web-enhanced or web-based delivery formats.
  • Demonstrate willingness to foster EPPIIC core values among students and colleagues to further enhance the national distinction of Millersville meteorology (EPPIIC Values at Millersville University | Millersville University).
  • Evidence of ability to teach diverse student populations.
  • Willingness to share in strengthening the collaborations between our meteorology program and other programs on campus, as well as with other universities, institutions, agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview and teaching demonstration.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in employing meteorological instrumentation and technology and incorporating it into an active research program that carries on the tradition of involving undergraduate students.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: trace gas/aerosol chemistry, numerical modeling, AI/ML/data fusion, other areas aligned with expertise that will enhance skills for emerging needs.
  • Demonstrate interest in teaching a course in the M.S. in Integrated Scientific Applications program where expertise and/or experience align with the curriculum (e.g., weather intelligence and risk management; geoinformatics; environmental earth systems management; climate science applications; or space weather and environment: science, policy, and communication).

Job Description:

EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND PERFORMANCE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach 12 credit hours (full-time) per semester with three preparations.
  • Teach required and electives courses in the major according to expertise and departmental needs.
  • Teach introductory courses for non-science majors as needed.
  • Additional duties could include teaching of other courses related to the needs of the department and candidate’s area of expertise or offering courses partially or total online.
  • Hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three days per week.
  • Serve as academic advisor for meteorology majors.
Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes on and off the Millersville campus through multifaceted teaching strategies for person-to-person classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs. Faculty are expected, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and revision; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to: Supervise internships / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / honors theses. Other reasonable duties may be assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence. Additionally, faculty are expected to actively engage in curricular development and evaluation as well as co-curricular, assessment, and accreditation activities. For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);
  • Promotion Statement Section V.C.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities; and
  • Tenure Statement Section II.B.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities.
CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
  • Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, maintain an active profile of scholarship and publication.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, including an active research program through grants and contracts, and make the results available for critical peer review through publication.
For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.2, Continuing scholarly growth (p. 28);
  • Promotion Statement Section V.C.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth; and
  • Tenure Statement Section II.B.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth and Professional Development.

SERVICE: CONTRIBUTION TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY:
  • Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance outside the classroom for the university, professional community, and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, advisory, leadership capacity.
  • Participate in departmental recruitment activities.
  • Participate in continued curriculum update and development, and learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs.
  • Participate in governance of the department and the university, including participating in department, college, and university meetings and workshops.
  • Provide a shared leadership role in the recruitment of students to the major.
For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.3, Service: contribution to the University and/or community (p. 28);
  • Promotion Statement Section V.C.3 Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community; and Tenure Statement Section II.B.3 Service, Contributions to the University and/or Community.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONSPlease see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39). DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:Millersville University has a current enrollment of about 6500 undergraduate students and 1000 graduate students. The Department of Earth Sciences is one of nine departments in the College of Science and Technology, with about 300 students enrolled in degree programs offered through the department including BS in Meteorology; BS in Environmental Earth and Ocean Sciences; BSEd in Secondary Education in the Earth Sciences; BS in Emergency Management; MS in Emergency Management; MS in Integrated Scientific Applications with concentrations Weather Intelligence and Risk Management, Geoinformatics, Climate Science Applications, Environmental Earth System Management, and Space Weather and Environment: Science, Policy, and Communication. We also offer Graduate Certificate Programs in Emergency Management and Space Weather and Environment: Science, Policy, and Communication. We are a department of 10 faculty (four meteorologists, three geologists, two oceanographers, and one JD/emergency manager), one Weather Information Center director, one full-time computer and networking specialist, one secretary, and several adjuncts for the specialized graduate programs. Millersville Meteorology is the largest degree program within the department, with over 100 majors, and over the years has become a flagship university program of national recognition within the atmospheric sciences community. The Millersville Meteorology program has amassed substantial assets for atmospheric /boundary layer and air chemistry research, including an automated surface observing system, three upper air soundings systems, several tethered balloon systems and winches, SODAR with RASS ext., Micropulse LiDAR, 10-meter flux tower with sonic anemometers, Licor, net radiometers, suite of trace gas and particle-sizers, three-wavelength nephelometer, particle counters, a new heavy-payload capacity drone (and certified pilot), and the array of accessories that accompany these observing systems. For field research, we use two outfitted trailers for transporting equipment that serve as operation centers on site. These systems have been deployed from east coast to west coast in support of boundary layer /atmospheric chemistry research. The department is a senior member of the Chincoteague Bay Field Station at Wallops Island, VA, which provides accommodation (e.g., housing, cafeteria, research vessel, and marine research equipment) for students and faculty to access the Chesapeake and Chincoteague Bays and the Atlantic Ocean for summer courses, workshops, and research.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions and physical demands of the position are outlined in an Essential Functions Identification Form, available at the time of interview or upon request.

Posting Close Date:

10/24/2021

Quicklink for Posting/Requisition:

https://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/8937

Organization

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion. 

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion.  Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment.  Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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