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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track faculty position in Atmospheric Sciences (Dynamics) at Stanford University

From Noah Diffenbaugh <>
Date Tue, 2 Aug 2016 13:11:33 -0700

Stanford University

The Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of Atmospheric Sciences. The primary focus of the search is in atmospheric dynamics, although candidates with interests in the broader atmospheric sciences are also encouraged to apply. We are searching for a creative and innovative scholar with a demonstrated research record who is also committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, including a demonstrated ability or potential in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body (such as women, minorities, and others from underrepresented backgrounds). The level of the appointment is open, with a preference for candidates at the junior rank.

We seek an expert who studies the role of atmospheric dynamics in shaping climate system variability and change. Although we are open to a broad range of specific expertise and research topics, we are seeking to add expertise in understanding the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere within the context of the Earth System. Particular areas of emphasis could include the hydrological cycle, atmosphere-ocean and/or atmosphere-sea ice coupling, tropical meteorology, eddy-mean flow dynamics, stratospheric dynamics, the dynamics of extreme weather and climate events, and feedbacks between the atmospheric circulation and atmospheric constituents such as trace gases and aerosols.

A candidate’s tools and methods may be theoretical, computational and/or observational, with potential to establish a vigorous research program, preferably grounded in geophysical fluid dynamics. In addition, because a wide range of scientific challenges offer compelling prospects for future breakthroughs, the successful applicant will also have demonstrated interests in interacting effectively with a broad range of colleagues, such as in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, or outside institutions. The successful applicant is also expected to teach classes and mentor graduate students in the Department of Earth System Science, and to teach in the Earth Systems undergraduate program.

Please apply online with the following application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and addresses of three or more referees, at The search committee will request letters of recommendation for a subset of applicants following review of these materials.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Dr. Noah S. Diffenbaugh
Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford University

473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA, 94305-4216

650.725.7510 (office)
650.498.5099 (fax)

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