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[Met-jobs] Faculty Position - remote sensing science related to air quality and atmospheric chemistry - Washington State University, USA

From "Chung, Serena" <>
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Date Thu, 4 Oct 2012 22:53:12 +0000

Title: Faculty Position - remote sensing science related to air quality and atmospheric chemistry - Washington State University, USA
Washington State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR) invite applications for a permanent 9-month tenure-track faculty position open at the assistant to full professor level on the WSU Pullman campus with an effective start date of August 16, 2013.  This position is part of WSU’s priority to build a diverse faculty; thus, female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  
POSITION DESCRIPTION Candidates are sought with expertise in the development and application of remote sensing science related to air quality and atmospheric chemistry at urban, regional or global scales. The selected applicant will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate air quality and environmental engineering courses, direct graduate student research, and develop a strong extramurally funded research program. The position requirements include: 1) expertise within the range of available satellite products and/or remote sensing instrumentation applied to air quality and atmospheric chemistry, 2) demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies, and 3) an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant engineering or science field.
UNIVERSITY - Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a comprehensive research, land-grant institution with a total student enrollment of approximately 27,000. WSU has excellent faculty-friendly policies, including a partner accommodation program, and is the recipient of a 2008 National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award to increase the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines (see The WSU Pullman campus is located in Pullman, WA, which is about 75 miles south of Spokane and is one of the largest residential universities in the West.
DEPARTMENT - The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of five departments within the College of Engineering and Architecture. The department has an active research program with approximately $7 million in external annual funding. The department maintains teaching loads in undergraduate and graduate instruction at attractive levels in order to allow time for research development and scholarly activities. Additional information about the department is available at .
The Laboratory for Atmospheric Research is an air quality research group with a strong reputation for laboratory and field studies of air quality and atmospheric chemistry ( There are nine faculty members in LAR, and the group collaborates with WSU faculty and outside scientists across a broad range of topics. The LAR has a strong emphasis on research related to biosphere/atmosphere interactions that are important to regional and global atmospheric chemistry. The LAR is also a focal point for measurement and modeling studies supported through the Northwest Air Quality Environmental Science & Technology (NW-AIRQUEST) consortium, which includes active participation by federal, state, and local air quality agencies throughout the Northwest ( ).  LAR plays an active role in the Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO) at WSU with a focus on development of interdisciplinary research and training programs.  
APPLICATION PROCESS - Applicants should apply online at by submitting the following: a cover letter, a detailed resume, a statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of five references with contact information.  Screening of candidates will begin January 15, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Serena H. Chung
Assistant Research Professor
Laboratory for Atmospheric Research
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sloan Hall 101, Spokane Street
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2910
phone: 509-335-7114
fax:   509-335-7632

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