The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The successful candidate will be expected to build a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; mentor graduate and undergraduate students; and teach undergraduate and graduate courses (particularly in boundary layer meteorology and numerical modeling or remote sensing). Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, boundary layer meteorology, numerical modeling of high impact weather and climate events, and land-surface interaction. The candidate should also have excellent communication skills and be able to interact with other faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in research, teaching at all levels, and performance of service duties.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or closely related field
Evidence of research and expertise studying atmospheric phenomena
Record of publication/creative activity
Demonstrated potential to establish a successful, externally funded research program that complements existing strengths in the department
Demonstrated potential to attain excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels
Demonstrated potential to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in boundary layer meteorology, numerical modeling, or remote sensing
Proven ability to work with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
Department/Program & College Description:
The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences is staffed by 22 faculty and has an operating budget of about $3M. The Department has areas of strength in climate and Quaternary Geology, microscale and mesoscale meteorology, hydrology, solid-earth processes, and geoscience education. Research facilities include a Linux computing cluster with 16 nodes, each containing quad-core processers, and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in stable isotope geochemistry, analogue tectonic modeling, biogeochemistry, and glaciology. Programs in geology and meteorology serve a total of ~170 undergraduate majors, and the Department is a principal contributor to the Universityâs environmental science program. About 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students are enrolled in the geology and meteorology graduate programs. Generous support for the Department is provided by an active group of alumni. The Geology Program runs a multi-use, newly renovated field station in northwest Wyoming with a 60-year tradition of providing immersive education for students from across the country. For further information, please visit http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.