Applied Meteorologist/Mesonet ManagerDepartment:
School of Natural Resources-0844Requisition Number:
F_220215Posting Open Date:
11/03/2022Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
01/16/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDescription 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.
How to Apply:
- 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.
Click “Apply for this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:
- 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.
- Your curriculum vitae.
- Contact information for three professional references.
Jodi MackinJob Category (old):
Faculty Non-Tenure LeadingJob Type:
12 Month (Faculty Only)Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?: