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[Met-jobs] Tenure-track Faculty Position in Atmospheric Remote Sensing

From Tim Merlis <>
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Date Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:39:58 -0400

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Atmospheric Remote Sensing

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to strengthen its leadership in remote sensing. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active research program, supervise graduate students, and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. A Ph. D. in atmospheric sciences, or a closely related field is required.

It is expected that the successful candidate will pursue research in remote sensing with a strong modelling and/or observational component. The range of possible research areas is broad and includes, but is not limited to: 1) the development of retrieval methods for studies of the structure and microphysics of clouds and precipitation, 2) the use of remote sensing data for the characterization and understanding of radiative and dynamical processes, trace gas emissions, cloud life cycles, and their impacts on climate variability, and 3) the development and validation of remote sensing instruments. The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences has strong ties with the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, and with the Earth System Science Program. Access to high performance computing is available through Compute Canada.

McGill University is an English-speaking university located in Montreal, one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities. For more information about McGill University and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, please see

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references. Following a preliminary screening, we will contact the references directly. Applications can be sent via email in pdf format to or by post to Dr. John R. Gyakum, Chair, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 0B9, Canada (Telephone: 1-514-398- 3760; fax: 1-514-398-6115).

The preferred starting date for this position is September 1, 2017. Review of the applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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