Monday, July 19, 2021

Assistant Research Professor Position at The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State


The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State (University Park, PA) has Assistant Research Professor vacancies available. The successful candidate will contribute to research projects focused on evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes and transport across North America. The successful candidate will analyze aircraft and tower observations and focus on integration of new observations and modeling work into estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks using atmospheric inversion methods. Group projects include study of biogenic and anthropogenic GHG fluxes and processes. Collaboration with students and research scientists spanning multiple universities and federal labs is expected.

To qualify as an Assistant Research Professor, the successful candidate should have strong background in one or more of the following areas: carbon cycle science, ensemble modeling and data assimilation, inverse methods, boundary layer meteorology and atmospheric data analyses and have at least 2 years of postdoctoral research experience. The ability to assist Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars with projects is beneficial.

Requires a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related field by the time of hire.

This is a limited term non tenure line position funded for one year from the date of hire with an excellent possibility for renewal.

The positions will be will be available as early as September 15, 2021, and will remain open until filled. Salaries will be commensurate with education and experience. To apply, please upload a current CV, a cover letter, the names and addresses of three references, and a brief statement of research interests and long-term goals. Applications received by August 30 will receive full consideration.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.


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Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473. 

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