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Applied Meteorologist/Mesonet Manager

Employer
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Location
Lincoln, NE

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Working Title:

Applied Meteorologist/Mesonet Manager

Department:

School of Natural Resources-0844

Requisition Number:

F_220215

Posting Open Date:

11/03/2022

Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):

01/16/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Description of Work:

The School of Natural Resources within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking applications for an Applied Meteorologist/Mesonet Manager position at the rank of Assistant Geoscientist. This 12-month (calendar year), non-tenure track appointment will lead fiscal, operational, and data management, and engage funders, stakeholders, and the greater scientific community. This position will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Specific duties for this position are:

  • Within the Nebraska State Climate Office, provide leadership for Nebraska Mesonet operations, including contract and funding management, supervision of technical and student employees, and scientific advancement of the network.
  • Engage with end-users of Mesonet data and products.
  • Oversee the development of weather and climate data applications.
  • Design and implement best management practices for field and technical operations.
  • Develop outreach strategies for Mesonet client engagement.
  • Collaborate with University clients on data delivery and climate product development.
  • Provide weather and climate assistance to Extension programming efforts.
  • Document operational procedures and collaborate with Mesonet programs nationwide.
  • Manage Mesonet contracts, including but not limited to individual station clients, the National Mesonet Program, Natural Resource Districts, and state agencies.
  • Design research and development strategies and implement long-term planning

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and the School of Natural Resources are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, we see every person and every interaction as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in atmospheric science or related field; or a Master’s Degree and at least ten (10) years of experience in weather data and information management.
  • Experience in contract administration and stakeholder engagement.
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication.
  • Personnel management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in weather network design and implementation (e.g. Campbell Scientific or similar).
  • Public outreach and engagement experience.
  • Expertise in systems administration and web development.

How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters. (2 page maximum). See https://ianr.unl.edu/tips-writing-about-commitment-to-deib for guidance in writing this statement.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Jodi Mackin
[email protected]

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

12 Month (Faculty Only)

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:

Yes

Organization

Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Benefits
The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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