Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Meteorology, at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications from candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level. AD-1701-03/05


Date posted

Nov. 22, 2022 4:15 pm

Application deadline

Dec. 9, 2022 5:00 pm


Naval Postgraduate School


  • United States

Job description

Assistant/Associate Professor AD-1701-03/05
Department of Meteorology
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

The Department of Meteorology, at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications from candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level. Qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in Meteorology/Atmospheric Science or related discipline are encouraged to apply. Highly qualified candidates with research foci in any area(s) of atmospheric science are encouraged, although the department has specific teaching needs in synoptic-scale weather systems, mesoscale/coastal meteorology, and forecasting. The candidate is expected to work collaboratively with existing department faculty and staff members as well as independently as an instructor and principal investigator in research programs. The successful candidate’s research areas will complement and expand the department’s existing research programs. Salary and academic level will be commensurate with experience.

Primary duties include:

  • Teaching approximately 4 course sections per year
  • Advising student M.S. theses and Ph. D. dissertations.
  • Establishing and maintaining an externally-funded research program.
  • Successfully publishing papers and making presentations on scientific research results.
  • Serving on various Department and School-wide committees.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • A Doctoral degree in a Meteorology or related field.
  • An interest and aptitude for academic teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully publish scientific research papers.
  • An ability to obtain research fundig.
  • Evidence of potential to advise student theses and dissertations

NPS is a fully accredited graduate school with students from all U.S. services, as well as foreign military officers. U.S. citizenship is required. Salary is highly competitive and includes a generous locality allowance. Monterey is a short drive south from the San Francisco Bay area and is ideally situated along the spectacular central California coast.

Applications should be received by December 9, 2022 and include a resume, statement of teaching and research interests, and the names/contact information for three letters of recommendation. Please address the applications to: 

Prof. Wendell A. Nuss
Chair, Department of Meteorology 589 Dyer Road, Root Hall 254
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943-5114
Phone: 831-656-2308

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.

Relocation expenses are authorized for this position. This position may or may not be eligible for telework.

The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, Veteran’s preference is treated as a positive merit factor for NPS faculty positions. We strongly encourage you to indicate if you are a veteran in your application when applying to NPS positions and you must provide a copy of your signed DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other acceptable documentation. 

Are you a current active duty service member? If yes, you are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Please note: you will be ineligible if your statement of service is not submitted with your application or it shows an expected discharge or release date greater than 120 days from the date of application.