Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Prediction and Data Assimilation

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) intends to fill a tenure-track faculty position in atmospheric prediction and/or data assimilation.


Date posted

Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 24, 2017 12:00 am


North Carolina State University


  • United States

Job description

Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, storm-scale and mesoscale data assimilation, ensemble forecasting and analysis techniques, and the prediction and predictability of weather and climate across a range of scales. Desirable expertise includes exploitation of radar, satellite, and/or in-situ data, development of numerical techniques and visualization tools, expertise in employing diverse atmospheric models and ensemble techniques, and interest or experience working with operational or interdisciplinary collaborators. The position begins August 16, 2018. Hiring will be at the Assistant Professor level.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in the atmospheric or related sciences. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching. Course offerings may include undergraduate or graduate classes in atmospheric dynamics, geophysical data assimilation, numerical methods and modeling, or other classes commensurate with the candidate’s interest and expertise. Enthusiastic engagement in NC State’s undergraduate degree program in meteorology is expected. MEAS places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods.

Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with a wide range of scientists at NC State. Affiliated with the College of Sciences, MEAS is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: In addition, the Data Science Initiative (DSI), sponsored by the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development at NC State, seeks to create a nationally recognized hub of excellence in data science and analytics. Additional information about DSI partners, projects, and resources can be found on the web page: Data Science Initiative.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017; the position will remain open until filled. Applications, including cover letters, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and contact information for three references must be submitted online at NCSU Jobs. Please search for position number 00001290.

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. A collaborative, supportive environment for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area. NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or disability. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.


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