Assistant Professor

University of Maryland

Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Number: 128925
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland (UMD) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates with expertise in large-scale physical oceanography, with research interests that may include quantifying ocean-atmosphere interactions, the role of oceans in interannual-to-multidecadal climate variability and climate change, or the role of polar oceans in Earth’s climate.
Department faculty engage in teaching, research, and service to the University, state, and the broader community. We are seeking a colleague who will build a vibrant, externally funded research program that complements and expands our department’s expertise. They will teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students, and provide intellectual leadership in curriculum improvement and developing advanced courses. Our department’s close relationship with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), a UMD research center that also administers the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies, provides faculty and students an infrastructure for multidisciplinary research with NASA, NOAA, and the UMD Departments of Geology and Geographical Sciences. Additionally, university-wide initiatives strengthening and growing UMD’s climate portfolio through Grand Challenge grants and new investments advancing multidisciplinary research should provide the successful applicant with a nurturing environment to build their research program.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) Cover Letter describing their interest in the position (1 page); (2) Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of all refereed publications; (3) Teaching Statement (maximum 2 pages); (4) Research Statement (maximum 3 pages); (5) Diversity and Inclusion Statement (1-2 pages) for providing information on your past contributions to the success of diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty and/or efforts to broaden their participation in atmospheric and oceanic sciences; and (6) Names and contact information of three persons who can provide letters of reference.
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Faculty Benefits Summary

Minimum Qualifications: Education:
Ph.D. in a related field.
Demonstrated research accomplishments of originality and depth with the potential to be a scientific leader in their field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A strong commitment to the educational mission of the Department, including graduate and undergraduate student mentoring.
Additional Certifications:
Additional Information: The Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science especially encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students and groups are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.
Posting Date: 10/19/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/18/2023
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Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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