TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION
Oct. 11, 2016 12:00 am
Nov. 15, 2016 12:00 am
The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University
- United States
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE GROUP
DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES
TENURE-TRACK POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Atmospheric Science to begin in Fall 2017. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will establish an innovative, externally-funded academic research program, instruct graduate and undergraduate courses, and direct M.S. and Ph.D. student research. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Applicants whose research program can contribute to University strategic priorities in areas such as climate and hydrology are especially encouraged to apply, but consideration will be given to other tangential disciplines that have exceptional promise of growth.
The Department of Geosciences web site describes the laboratories, facilities and current research programs. TTU has assembled a unique array of capabilities for observation and simulation of the atmosphere (e.g., the TTU High Performance Computing Center, two mobile high-frequency (Ka-band) Doppler radars,
24 StickNet in situ observation stations, the 98-station West Texas Mesonet, a 200-m tower instrumented at 10 levels). A newly renovated electronics lab is available to support the development and maintenance of field instrumentation. The department also is well positioned for research involving GIS and remote sensing. The
interdisciplinary Climate Science Center includes research involving education, climate modeling, and societal impacts of climate change. Collaborations also are possible with the local NWS and USGS offices.
Applicants must first visit the TTU employment website. Once there, select “Faculty” then “Search Openings”, search for requisition number 8789BR, and provide the required information. Afterwards, applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, names and contact information (including e-mail address) of at least three professional references. These documents must be uploaded to the employment website. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Christopher Weiss.
Review of applicants will begin 15 November and will continue until the position is filled.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIVERSITY. TEXAS TECH WELCOMES APPLICATIONS FROM MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.