Dear Colleagues,

Apologies for cross-postings; we are searching for two faculty positions (one senior, one junior) in weather/climate extremes that may interest members of this group.

Best regards,

Steve Nesbitt
Associate Professor
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
105 S. Gregory St., MC223
Urbana, IL 61801-3070 USA
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Chair, Radar Meteorology Committee, American Meteorological Society
Editor, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology


Department of Atmospheric Sciences
School of Earth, Society, and Environment

– Two Faculty Positions in Weather/Climate Extremes –

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences within the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for two full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty positions in the areas of extreme weather events, climate change impacts, and/or risk analysis and assessment. One position is at the Associate or Full Professor level, while the other is at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. These positions are both nine-month academic appointments with a target start date of August 16, 2014.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching strengths include, but are not limited to, studies of climate change and extreme weather events, such as catastrophic storms, heat waves, droughts, and other hazardous phenomena using remote sensing techniques, numerical modeling and/or data analysis, risks and impact assessment associated with hazardous events, and management and strategic planning for weather and climate-related extreme events. Candidates who specialize in inter-disciplinary research areas with applications to the energy, commodities, agricultural, insurance, transportation, and/or natural resources sectors are encouraged to apply. We encourage applicants with exceptional strengths in other related research areas.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric, environmental or earth science, or a related field. The successful candidates will be expected to: (i) establish and maintain an externally funded and internationally recognized quality research program, (ii) participate in the department’s teaching mission by mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and developing a successful teaching program, and (iii) collaborate effectively with other faculty. For a tenured appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, the applicant must also show demonstrated excellence in research, service, and teaching at either or both the graduate and undergraduate levels, commensurate with tenure guidelines at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The members of the Atmospheric Sciences department work in a broad range of research areas. Opportunities are available for collaborations with departments across the university, with linkages already existing with the Department of Geology and the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, both within the School of Earth, Society, and Environment, the School of Integrative Biology, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, the Prairie Research Institute, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and many others. More information about the department can be found at, and about the School of Earth, Society and Environment at

A competitive salary, commensurate with position, qualifications and experience, and an excellent benefits package will be offered. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2013. Create your U of I application(s) through and upload your application materials which should include: cover letter, vita, list of publications, record of research funding, teaching record, description of research and teaching interests, and names and email addresses of at least 3 references. Please state in your cover letter if you are applying for a junior or senior level position. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.

Questions can be addressed to Prof. Atul Jain, Chair of the Search Committee, at Email: or Phone: 217-333-2128;

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

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