Full Professor (Max Thomas Professor)

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate for the Max Thomas endowed chair in meteorology/climatology.


Date posted

Sep. 22, 2016 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 22, 2016 12:00 am


The Ohio State University


  • United States

Job description

Department: Geography 
Position: Atmospheric Sciences 
Rank: Full Professor (Max Thomas Professor)


The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University seeks an outstanding candidate for the Max Thomas endowed chair in meteorology/climatology, to commence autumn semester 2017. The successful candidate will be a scholar with demonstrated ability to sustain a strong, externally funded research program, advise students and teach courses in synoptic meteorology, weather forecasting, and related themes in support of our atmospheric sciences program (BS-MS-PhD). This position is partially funded by the Max Thomas endowment, will be known as the Max Thomas Professor in an appropriate specialty.

This position requires a collaborative researcher capable of developing a research program based on the innovative use of the techniques and models in atmospheric science. There is a strong expectation that the scholar will engage in quantitative research and collaborate broadly across disciplines, departments and colleges. Successful applicants must provide evidence of a competitive record of publication and the ability to conduct and fund an active research program involving one or more of the following: weather forecasting, extreme weather and climate, climate system modeling, model output downscaling, multiplatform satellite observation synthesis, and data mining of climate and/or weather information. Other desirable research and teaching specialties might include ecological modeling; climate change adaptation or response; and remote sensing of land surfaces at regional to global scales.


A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, physical geography or a closely related field is required. All applicants are expected to have very strong and fundable research programs and to contribute to both graduate and undergraduate supervision and instruction. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

About Columbus: 

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see The Columbus Region). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus Area. 

Application Instructions: 

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: . A complete application consists of a cover letter including teaching, research and service credentials, a curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and the names of three references. Inquiries may be directed to Morton O’Kelly. Applications received prior to November 15, 2016 will receive priority consideration. 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


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